Real Mail Friday, JCBA, FAU Libraries, Chinese Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day

Carnevale Social

Friday March 1
2 to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
at FAU’s Wimberly Library 3rd Floor East
$10 donation
Free masks for the first 24 guests!

March the 5th will bring Mardi Gras; the final day of the long Carnival season, which isn’t celebrated much in the States but has a long history in convivial American towns like New Orleans, Key West, and Mobile, Alabama. In other lands, though, Carnival is a very big deal, and perhaps nowhere more than at the Carnevale of Venice, with its elaborate masks and high Baroque fashion. Bring to this Real Mail Fridays letter writing social the spirit of whatever Carnival you choose, but we’ll be setting the scene with as much Venetian festivity as we can muster, with a distinctly Old Italian flair.

You’ll find our usual good company and good music… not to mention papers and pens and art supplies and even the postage stamps for your letters, and of course hot coffee and tea and treats to foster that letter writing creativity. You bring good spirit and your address book and a $10 donation. And wear a mask, if you’d like to hide your identity. That, too, is perfectly fashionable. A plume pen would be a nice touch, too. Come when you can and leave when you must… we’ll be here writing letters from 2 to 6 PM, when the library closes.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour.