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News Community Free book making workshop for kids this Saturday at the library

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to noon, a free workshop on making books and journals from recycled materials, designed for elementary school-age children, will be held in the Children's Area of the Macon County Public Library. Under the instruction of writer Karen Martin, participants will create a take-home book from readily available materials such as magazines, calendars, and old greeting cards; increase their environmental awareness; and be encouraged to make writing and drawing part of their daily lives. Martin has conducted similar workshops at Asheville's Belle Chere and other area festivals.

All materials and tools will be furnished by the Arts Council. Children must be accompanied by an adult; a special work station will be provided where adults can work with their younger children. There is no charge, and no pre-registration required.

The Library is at 149 Siler Farm Road in Franklin, adjacent to the Southwestern Community College campus.

This event is sponsored by the Arts Council of Macon County, and is supported by the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Contact the Council for details, (828)524-7683 or


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