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January 31, 2019

How can you build community through making books? CCRx launches its 2019 Creative Reuse Workshop Series with two special Community Bookbinding classes with Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist and educator Regin Igloria. Community binding and creative reuse are primary motivations for Igloria, and his workshops show how to reuse common items to create your own book -- for your personal writing and drawings, as a gift or keepsake.

Igloria is the founder of North Branch Projects, a non-profit that brings people together through the process of handmade bookmaking and binding. Regin Igloria has been “promoting creativity through the book arts” through North Branch since 2010. His goal is to tear down the divide between artists and non-artists, so that communities can feel comfortable coming together both in crafting and social interaction.

Workshop participants will learn how to create a book from scratch --  from folding paper, creating signatures, and making covers to the proper use of a...

January 3, 2019

While we're making resolutions for the new year, how about supporting Chicago teachers, students AND the environment?  CCRx's next  Swap Circle for Teachers is a great way to do all three -- starting this month!  Here's how you can help...

The Swap Circle for Teachers is a pop-up opportunity for businesses and individuals across Chicago to support Chicago teachers and their students by donating surplus supplies and equipment for use in their classrooms.   At our Swap this past August, over 500 teachers received 10 TONS of surplus from 140 donors!  Highlights included costumes from the Joffrey Ballet, a drum kit, sewing machines and hundreds of binders.  Read about our Fall Swap here.   

This January Swap will feature 13 skids of brand new Scholastic books (PreK-Young Adult), 6 skids of decorative Little B Washi tape, several projectors and giant tv's, a lot of upholstery and other fabric, giant bags of strange adhesive spongy things and... who knows wha...

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