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This Saturday, I spent most of my time in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens gift shop looking at pop up books in the children’s section. Why? It turns out I’m equally as enthralled by books with bugs, fairies, monkeys, carousels, etc. that jump out as me as an adult as I was as a kid. What’s extra cool about pop up books is they’re not too hard to make. All you need is some paper, glue, an exacto knife and a pair of scissors. Maybe some tape and glitter for emergencies. Don’t believe me? Go to Materials for the Arts on Tuesday night. They’re offering a class about making pop ups, flag books and tunnel books. Go here to pre register.

Pop Up, Flag and Tunnel Book class
Materials for the Arts
33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor [Long Island City, Queens]
Tuesday, April 27, 5 to 7:30pm
$10

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.