2014 Awardee North Branch Projects Community Binding Sessions

Community Binding at Read/Write Library
Sunday, June 10, 3-5pm (offered 2nd Sundays monthly starting in June)
Read/Write Library
914 N. California, Chicago, IL

Since closing their Albany Park storefront space in 2014, North Branch Projects has continued to offer public bookbinding opportunities through pop-up workshops and partnerships with other community-driven spaces. The opening of a monthly series of workshops at Read/Write Library begins a partnership with an arts organization who shares a similar mission in cultural production and civic engagement.

2nd Sunday Community Binding sessions are free and open to the public. All tools and materials are provided and no experience is necessary for participants. Volunteer staff leads all studio sessions. An equal exchange policy is implemented, wherein participants are asked to make two books: one to keep and the other to offer to North Branch Projects to re-sell or add to the archive of community-made books.