Japanese Bookbinding Event: “Can We Have It Every Week?”

On Friday, November 9, Central Library hosted a Japanese bookbinding workshop in the Community Room. The event attracted 62 participants – students, staff and members of the local community – along with many viewers.  The workshop began with a brief introduction to Japanese printing history from Bryan Lowe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, and continued with a hands-on bookbinding activity led by Lesley Patterson-Marx, artist and educator. Participants left with an attractive notebook that they had sewn themselves. Judging by a post-event survey and blogs written by Japanese language students who took part, the event was a great success.  One student even said, “This is so much fun.  Can we have it every week?”

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