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Creating Cartoneras

Post Date:06/10/2019 1:58 PM

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June 10, 2019


Creating Cartoneras at the Cuyama Branch Library


The City of Santa Maria Public Library and instructors from the Blue Sky Center are pleased to offer a free workshop on creating cartoneras at the Cuyama Branch Library. The workshops will be held Wednesday, June 12th and Wednesday, June 19th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Signups are not required, but seating is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome.


Traditional to Latin America, cartoneras are brightly painted books filled with poetry and stories. As the Fourth of July approaches, participants may fill their cartonera with stories, thoughts and drawings about what “independence” means to them.


At the end of the workshop, participants will have the chance to display their cartonera in the Library.


The Cuyama Branch Library’s hours are 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday. The Library is closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Library is located at 4689 Highway 166.


Questions may be directed to the Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562.




Department:                              Public Library

Contact Person:                        Gillian Speicher, Librarian I

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0994 extension 2828

E-mail Address:              



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