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Book Repair Workshop

California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Book Repair Workshop

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CGS Member Oct 26, 2018 $25.00 $0.00
Non-member Oct 26, 2018 $35.00 $0.00
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Book Repair Workshop 

Saturday, October 27, 2018  9:00AM - 1:00PM

Bill O'Neil 


Bill O'Neil, Book Repair Committee Chairman will again present his popular Book Repair Workshop. 

Workshop participants will learn book repair techniques by creating a book for themselves. Pages are provided, and the pupils create the binding. The finished product will be a copy of a "how to" pamphlet written by the late Dick Thrift, founder of the CGS Book Repair Committee. Everyone goes home with a self-made instruction book and souvenir of the day.
The Workshop will be conducted in the Sherman Room, California Genealogical Society Library.



Bill O'Neil is a retired high school art teacher who loves books and cemeteries. He is the chair of the California Genealogical Society Book Repair Committee. Bill has been researching his family genealogy for over twenty years.







Pre-registration is required.The workshop is limited to ten (10) participants. The fee is $25* for members and $35* for non-members.  Fee includes all materials and supplies.


* Registration fee is non-refundable.


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California Genealogical Society & Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612

   Connecting people to their diverse family heritage

Whether you have Gold Rush ancestors or have no family connection to California, you will find extensive support for your genealogy research at the California Genealogical Society (CGS) in Oakland. The society offers research services, online indexes and databases, and a research library housing over 38,000 reference materials from California, the United States, and around the world. CGS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The library is conveniently located in Uptown Oakland, one block north of the Paramount Theatre, at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2. We are three blocks from the 19th Street BART Station.

Phone: (510) 663-1358 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The goal of the California Genealogical Society is to connect people to their family heritage and to promote a spirit of diversity and inclusivity for our members and patrons. The California Genealogical Society does not tolerate discrimination in any form. 


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