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Bookmaking Celebration and Family Day

Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 11am–2pm

ADMISSION: Free for families

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2023-03-19 11:00:00 UTC2023-03-19 23:00:00 UTC America/Los_AngelesThe CJM - 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CABookmaking Celebration and Family DayJoin us for a fun-filled day celebrating the imagination and creativity of student bookmakers! See student-created books from the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project, make your own book box art at our drop-in studio, meet the dogs from the SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program, experience the tactile table with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit the San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile, and more. Winners and participants of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project should visit the table in the lobby for prizes and recognition.

Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating the imagination and creativity of student bookmakers! See student-created books from the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project, make your own book box art at our drop-in studio, meet the dogs from the SPCA’s Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program, experience the tactile table with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, visit the San Francisco Public Library Bookmobile, and more. Winners and participants of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project should visit the table in the lobby for prizes and recognition. 

We also invite you to join our book drive, and bring new or gently used children’s books to donate to the Children’s Book Project. 

Admission

Admission to this in-person program is free for adults accompanied by a youth age 18 or younger. Visitors age 18 and younger always get in free. 

About the Ezra Jack keats Bookmaking Project

The Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project promotes the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, and invites SFUSD students in grades K–12 to design, write, and assemble their own books. At the end of the project, participating students, families, and educators will be invited to The CJM for a celebration of books, where student books will be exhibited and participants will be honored!

A photo of a colorful book made by a child


about the speakers
Photo of C.K. Itamura
C.K. Itamura

C.K. Itamura is a recipient of the 2019 Discovered Awards for Emerging Visual Artists made possible by Creative Sonoma and Community Foundation Sonoma County. Her conceptual, visual performance and community engagement art serve to engage intergenerational audiences in the exploration of observation, contemplation, and expressive imagination. Itamura is a Co-Founder of Book Arts Roadshow and is an Artist-in-Residence of San Francisco Unified School District Library Department and works with SFArtsEd, San Francisco Public Library, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Mateo County Libraries, San Mateo County Office of Education, and others to create and provide professional development workshops for educators and hands-on art making workshops for students.

ACCESSIBILITY

The CJM strives for a welcoming environment for all of our visitors. In addition to ample space for wheelchairs and a friendly environment for service animals, sign language interpretation (ASL) can be scheduled for all programs with at least two weeks notice.

FM assistive listening devices (ALDs) for sound enhancement are available for all talks and tours. Please note that we would like to maintain this as a scent-free environment, and encourage visitors to refrain from using scented products out of respect for visitors with allergies or chemical sensitivities. For additional accommodation requests, please contact access@thecjm.org or call 415.655.7856.

Co-Presenters

This program is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco Public Library.

Supporters

Family Programs are made possible by major support from Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Blick Art Materials.

Image Credits

Header image: Dallis Willard