Making scrapbooks has changed a lot since I was a student.   Then scrapbooking was very “low tech”.  I’d put photos (often Polaroid snapshots), cards, and newspaper clippings between paper pages in bound binders.

Among millions of others, I’ve discovered and enjoy posting pictures for friends, family, and acquaintances from around the world to see.  In  addition to the pleasure of posting my own photos, I can view photos of artistic and historic value from all around the world.

Dublin Library will be hosting a program by Creative Memories Coach Carole MacLean on Saturday, September 11th, 2010, between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. in the Program Room.  This is a drop-in workshop, and Ms. MacLean will set up several tables for different types of scrapbooking where you can learn the basics and exchange information with others doing the same sort of project. 

Carole  asks that you bring your own photos and try out digital software for scrapbooking.  She will provide expert information about photo preservation, digital photography, and page layouts. 

Some suggested materials on scrapbooks available in your Alameda County Library System collection are:

Creative photo collage / Marie Browning

New York : Sterling, c2008      745.593 BROWNING

The decorated page : journals, scrapbooks & albums made simply beautiful / Gwen Diehn

New York : Lark Books, 2002              745.593 DIEHN

10-minute scrapbook pages : hundreds of easy, innovative designs / Raquel Boehme

New York : Sterling, c2000                  745.593 BOEHME

The complete guide to creating heritage scrapbooks / Memory Makers

Denver, CO : Memory Makers Books ; Cincinnati, OH : Distributed to trade and art markets by F & W Publications, Inc., c2002                     745.593 COMPLETE

The art of scrapbooking, vol. 1 : [videorecording] : if my husband can scrapbook…so can you!/ Legendary Video

[United States] : Legendary Video, 2005        DVD 745.593 ART

Scrapbooking for beginners [videorecording]

Eurgene, OR : Memory Lane Video, [2004]       DVD 745.593 SCRAPBOOKING