Welcome to LIBROS

LIBROS is New Mexico’s Book Arts Guild offering a variety of inspiration for both traditional and experimental artist’s books. We hold regular meetings on the 1st Saturday of the month, as well as annual and special exhibits. We welcome new members and guests – please see our Calendar page a list of upcoming meetings.

Link to NM State Fair - Creative Arts Page.

New Mexico State Fair 2014

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 21, 2014

Download Awards list > NM State Fair 2014 Awards PDF

Next Meeting

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9am–noon

Polymer Clay Book Cover

Annie Hooten will provide instruction on making polymer clay book covers and adornments for your books. She will be demonstrating different methods of decorating polymer clay: transfers, textures, tips and tricks, baking, and more. Annie will provide clay, texture sheets, transfer sheets and other materials for those who would like to participate. The workshop is free to attend but the cost per person for those who would like to participate is $5.00.

Participating members need to let Annie know ahead of time and should bring a smooth tile (approx. 4" x 4") to bake on or take your unbaked pieces home. If you have them bring items to make impressions such as printing blocks. You might also want to bring metallic powders and alcohol wipes.

Those who already work in polymer should let Annie know if they can bring the following items dedicated to polymer: extra pasta machine, toaster oven, large piece of glass or smooth tile to work on, blade for cutting and slicing.

It is important to send her an email to let her know if you will be attending and participating. Email Annie:

LIBROS Yahoo Group

If you’re a LIBROS member, don’t forget to join librosnmbag where you can keep up to date with fellow members. Karen Woolsey is the Moderator of the LIBROS Yahoo Group. To sign up so you can post messages, first open a Yahoo Groups account, then send Karen an email at: (her email is also on the Yahoo Groups home page near the logo).


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Meeting Location

LIBROS meets at the Manzano Mesa Center on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (more info on our Calender page).

"Trying It Out"

August 2014

LIBROS is pleased to announce a new program called "Trying It Out" which will be especially helpful for beginners. We will work through Alisa Golden's book Creating Handmade Books, one chapter at a time. At each monthly meeting, you can bring the book you made during the previous month and get help with any of the steps. You can buy this book online at Amazon or borrow it from the LIBROS library (for one month only!). We'll be working through Chapter 1 during August, so bring your results to the September meeting. For more info, email Mita.

Latest Newsletter


Download the December 2013 Newsletter (540KB PDF) for the latest LIBROS news.

Pay by PayPal/Credit Card

LIBROS accepts online payments for Membership through PayPal’s secure online payment system. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card. Membership renewal is due by September of each year.