Make Covers Worthy to Judge By

When you were in school, if you wanted to add some pizazz to your textbooks while also giving them a thin layer of protection from the grit and grime of the world, you fashioned book covers out of paper bags and artfully scrawled your favorite Spice Girls lyrics on them (No? Just me?). They got the job done, but they weren’t really all that durable or reusable. Years later, I’ve found that the solution to making long-lasting book covers, just as it is for most things, is to use a high-powered laser.

This coming Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM, we’ll teach you to use the library’s laser engraver to make customized book covers out of wood. Prepare to be astonished as we start with a flat, unbending piece of wood and cut a living hinge into it, making it as bendable as if it were bent by this bending guy. Just add some elastic to hold your book in place, and you’ve got a sturdy, personalized cover (like the one pictured above adorned with the face of my precious bearded lady cat) you can use again and again.

We’ll also show you how to make your own wood-ish (it’s a wood-like material called “wood thins”) bookmarks. Come let us teach you how to become the Ron Swanson of book accessories.


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