Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm, Barbara Beard, branch manager for the Literacy Center will be teaching a class in scrapbooking for beginners at the Elmo Willard Branch Library.  All supplies will be provided, except the photographs – please bring your own photos.  Class size is limited to 12 participants.

Scrapbooking is the creative art of taking books with blank pages and adding photos, memorabilia, journaling, and embellishments.  The primary purpose of scrapbooking is to preserve memories for future generations, but a secondary purpose often is to exercise your creativity as you display your memories in a scrapbook.

Scrapbooking as a hobby has been around since the 15th and 16th centuries.  In its early stages, scrapbooking was simply a collection contained in a book.  These collections could include recipes, greeting cards, snippets of paper memorabilia, tickets, or playbills.  In the 1980’s, scrapbooking as we know it today, started as an off-shoot of the Mormon religion’s desire to preserve their family and religious history.  As the idea spread, it reached a mass audience of home-photographers who wished to record and preserve their families’ memories for the future.

Please sign-up at the Elmo Willard Library’s circulation desk.  The library is located at 3590 East Lucas Drive. Please call with questions – 409-892-4988.