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Westport Library offers 'recipe' on making a book

The Westport Library is giving do-it-yourselfers an opportunity to make their own book over the course of four Sundays in January.

The book-making art project was inspired by the book chosen this year for the WestportREADS community reading project, "My Life in France," by Julia Child and her great-nephew Alex Prud'homme.

In the collaborative book-making project, participants will use collage techniques to meld quotes, recipes and images from Child's book to create an extension of the famous chef's memoir. The library workshops will be led by artist and MakerSpace Maker-in-Residence Melissa Slattery.

The book-making sessions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26. People do not need to attend all sessions to participate.

Slattery is an artist, graphic designer, teacher and book artist whose work has been exhibited in San Francisco, New York City and Connecticut. She has curated exhibitions for galleries in San Francisco, Oakland, New York and Arizona.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, check www.westportlibrary.org or call 203-291-4800.

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