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25 September 2008

Book Repair Workshop Returns October 25, 2008.

The California Genealogical Society is now taking reservations for the fall Book Repair Workshop to be held on Saturday morning, October 25, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, the workshop is part of the October Family History Month menu of classes and other offerings.

The perennial favorite, taught by Book Repair Committee Chairman, Bill O'Neil, is limited to ten enrollees. Workshop participants learn book repair techniques by actually creating a book for themselves. Pages are provided and the pupils create the binding. The finished product will be a copy of a "how to" pamphlet written by the late Dick Thrift, founder of the CGS Book Repair Committee. Everyone goes home with a self-made instruction book and souvenir of the day.

The fee is $15.00 for materials. Reservations are required and can be made by email or by calling CGS at 510-663-1358. There is a also a sign-up sheet at the reception desk. A copy of the full schedule of classess offered during October Family History Month can be downloaded from the CGS Website.

Photograph of the Dick Thrift book presses by Kathryn Doyle, 9/22/2008.