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Upcycle Books Challenge 2017

When: October 28, 2017

Where: Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave., SE, Carmel, Program Room


  • 1 - 2pm: Participants arrive
  • 2 - 3pm : Public viewing and judging
  • 3 - 3:30 pm: Awarding of prizes


  • Entries must be made from upcycling books and/or magazines. Books for challenge available at the library September 9th. Material for connecting pieces can be made from other materials.
  • Dimensions of entry must be no more than 3' x 3'.


  • Youth (13 to 18)
  • Adult (18+)
  • Family

Ideas: Tie-in to our librarywide theme with an entry inspired by science or technology.

Judging: Judging will be based on visual criteria -

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Effective Use of Materials (Books)
  • Usefulness andFunctionality of the Upcycled Object
  • Artistry

Awards: Three winners from each category will be selected for:

  • People's Choice
  • Most Practical
  • Most Artistic

Prizes: Each winner will receive a gift card

Questions? Contact Susan Wylin at 814-3985.

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What We're Reading

No One Is Coming to Save Us
Stephanie Powell Watts

What happens in a poor factory town when the factories fold? Even deeper poverty, depression, and an almost stoic acceptance of life's limitations. Work is scarce and happiness seems even scarcer. Every character has some sort of tragic backstory, and with glimpses into three generations of women, the reader sees families making the same mistakes over and over again.