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Matt and I took a second trip to the NYPL. Many thanks to craft minded librarian, Jessica Pigza who brought us some old timey craft books to help in our research. The Art Teacher by Pedro J. Lemos first published in 1931 is pictured above. These pics are from ebay – first edition is for sale. Totally beautiful with excellent projects for children (and adults!).
I rarely post items not found on the internet. Today is the exception. Matt and I attended the NYPL class I mentioned yesterday—Handmade Then and Now by Jessica Pigza. It was excellent! I learned basics of the NYPL system – how to search for exactly what I need. I can’t wait to spend a day on the third floor looking through non circulating books. The books (poorly) photographed above are relics Jessica shared with the class. These were just things lying around her desk. How lucky to be a librarian!
Jessica Pigza, a librarian at NYPL, is offering a free class Friday Feb 6 at 3:15 to all those interested in DIY & Crafts. The class is “a free one-hour introduction to the Library’s resources–both vintage publications and online sources–that I hope will inform and inspire you in your own DIY endeavors.” more info here
Book Dept.’s next project is a kid’s craft book inspired by Mid Century Modern designers. This will be a perfect opportunity to research and learn more about craft and the beloved library. Yay!