Winter Card Writing Social

Friday December 7, 2018
Noon to 6 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery
Self Determined Admission: We just ask for a donation in JCBA’s Donation Box.
Bring your own stamps!

It’s time to get those holiday cards in the mail! Come and join us for a festive social to get the task started (or even tackled). In this holiday variation of our ever popular Real Mail Fridays Letter Writing Socials, we are opening our gallery doors for you and we’re providing the festive music, cookies, coffee and tea, and good friends, too. You bring your postage stamps and your address book and your Christmas cards, your Hanukkah cards, your New Year cards––whatever holiday cards you send. There’ll be lots of papers and pens and art supplies on hand to help make your cards even more festive.

We’ll also have a few of your favorite Makers Marketplace vendors here to help your holiday shopping along. You’ll find wreaths you can eat by Millie’s Candy Wreaths (maybe even a few wreaths of Frasier Fir), handmade soaps from Kellysoap, handmade cards by Paper Owl Artists, handmade wood crafts from Lindy Zack, always fun-in-the-kitchen Millie’s Pot Holders, and Convivio Bookworks will have a small boutique of traditional wooden Christmas items handmade by artisans in Germany’s Erzgebirge and painted tin items from San Miguel de Allende in Mexico (including a nativity scene that folds up like a pop-up book!). Come when you can and leave when you must, and expect a delightful afternoon… the kind where you’re dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card you write.

EXPANDED HOURS! To help you get all those cards written, we’re starting this Real Mail Fridays event at noon, rather than 2, and continuing all the way until the library closes at 6. And don’t forget to bring your own stamps for this Real Mail Friday!

Special Appearance!
ANDREW CARROLL presents The Million Letter Project
5 PM in the Bindery

Andrew Carroll is collecting thousands of war letters written during periods of conflict and is building an archive for them at Chapman University. Included in The Million Letter Project is a letter written from a ship at Pearl Harbor while the bombs were dropping, and another letter from the Revolutionary War. He invites the public to donate their letters to the archive. Come hear about the project in this informal talk held at the JCBA Bindery in the 5:00 hour of this very special Real Mail Fridays Social.


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; there are “metered parking” signs posted at the head of these parking spaces. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour. You may also purchase one day parking permit for $5 online directly. Easy!

Start here: Then click on “Visitor, Guest & Volunteer Parking / Permits” … you’ll find it with a yellow icon just below Student Permits and Faculty/Staff Permits. As far as the library goes, these permits are valid anywhere throughout our nearby parking areas (Library Lot, Parking Garage, and parallel parking on Volusia Street) but they are not valid at metered spaces.