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Workshop: Build a Book and Learn Book Repair Techniques

California Genealogical Society & Library

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

Workshop: Build a Book and Learn Book Repair Techniques

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Non-Member   more info 3d 2h $50.00 $0.00
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Workshop: Build a Book and Learn Book Repair Techniques


Bill O'Neil

October 26, 2019 9:30am - 1:00pm

CGS Sherman Room


Join Bill O’Neil and members of the Book Repair committee for a workshop on repairing books. Workshop participants learn book repair techniques by creating a book for themselves. All supplies are included and Bill will guide the group step by step in assembly. 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 which includes a list of places to obtain the materials in the future.


 Bill will answer questions during class and will be there during BYO brown bag lunch for more discussion. 



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










Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early. 


CGS members enjoy reduced admission, $40.00*.


Non-member admission fee is $50.00* and $20.00 can be applied towards a new one year CGS membership the day of the class.


Register early to confirm your seat. Walk-ins will not be admitted.





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*Event fee is non-refundable.

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)

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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.

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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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