As part of my Artist Residency at the Granada Hills Branch Library supported by the wonderful Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, we welcomed a new year and new decade with a calendar-making program!
Participants sewed together their calendar pages between front and back cover, and proceeded to embellish their creations with zeal!
Some ambitious participants covered their covers in decorative papers before binding!
outside cover designs.
We were blessed with a great group of teens that both assisted and participated in the making process.
Mother and Daughter work together creating their calendars step by step.
When the calendars were bound, participants were encouraged to add content to the reverse of each page and add highlight each month’s special dates.
Nothing could surpass the glorious adornment of the front covers (made of watercolor paper), a celebration of materials in a riot of color, pattern and texture.
Some of our wonderful and industrious teen helpers from the Library Teen Council took it upon themselves to sort through all the binding cords and arrange them by color. WOW. Not even I have ever had the patience to do that! Thank you!
The caring and devoted Children’s librarian Stephanie encourages a happy family to share their calendars with the camera and be proud!
So were we all.