Winter Card Writing Socials

Three Fridays in December: December 3, 10, & 17
2 to 5 PM Eastern
From Wherever You Are, via Zoom

Last year at this time we took a chance at bringing folks together virtually for a new version of a many-years-old tradition here at the Jaffe of gathering on each First Friday to write letters. This online version has since turned into a weekly event, and we've made wonderful new friends from all over the States and Canada. (Next, the world!)

And here we are again at that time of year when we're dreaming of snow and remembering friends and family, near and far with cards and letters. Why not handle this task in the company of friends? Gather with us these first three Fridays of December to write your Christmas cards and Yuletide cards, and your Kwanzaa cards and New Year cards, too. (Belated Chanukah cards? It's never too late to let folks know you're thinking about them.)

Book Arts 101: Autumn Spell

a video event here at
Premieres Wednesday October 27
3 PM Eastern Daylight Time

and available here through November 11
beyond that, at our Vimeo Channel

This year, to honor Halloween and all the mysteries of autumn, we're filming a special Book Arts 101 that you'll be able to watch whenever you wish. We'll explore some of the Jaffe Collection's spookier books and weave a spell that may just transmogrify even the biggest skeptic into a Book Arts Enthusiast. Expect a mostly ghostly story or two, as well. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

COVID-19 Update

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is here to serve the FAU community and the broader community, too, through a hybrid model of on-site and technology-enhanced services to ensure safety while meeting the needs of all our users. New policies effective November 15, 2021: the Jaffe Center is open to on-site visitors by appointment only, Monday to Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 297-4189 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. We are once again scheduling in-person group tours, but these groups are restricted to a maximum of 12 people. Masks are expected when visiting: we will be masked in your presence, and we appreciate visitors that extend that same respect and courtesy to those of us who serve you and to their fellow visitors.

Wednesday Tours remain suspended until further notice. In-person Real Mail Fridays socials remain suspended until further notice, as well, but our weekly Virtual Real Mail Fridays Socials are an amazing international and highly sociable alternative. And while we will begin to offer small, outdoor-based in-person workshops in the Spring 2022 Semester, JCBA remains committed to virtual learning and virtual experiences and to the global book arts community we have built over the past two years.

You may use the form at the bottom of this page to schedule a virtual appointment, or to inquire about a small group visit to the Jaffe Book Arts Gallery, or a virtual Book Arts Roadshow for your larger community group. We utilize Zoom for virtual appointments, and JCBA Zoom Global is our platform for all our virtual programming: This bright and robust collection of virtual workshops, gallery talks, and weekly socials attracts book arts enthusiasts from around the globe and not just the South Florida region. We encourage you to join this new global JCBA community, which makes book arts neighbors of us all, no matter where we live. Visit our EVENTS and WORKSHOPS pages to take part.