Maker Space Blog: Painting with iPads

Author Archives: Sarah Mias

Maker Space Blog: Painting with iPads

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Are you a painter looking to branch out of your typical medium? Or maybe you consider yourself a drawing novice, looking to improve you skills but without the hassle of purchasing additional supplies or cleaning up messes. Either way, our Maker Space has a great alternative for drawing and painting enthusiasts at all levels of curiosity!   Our […]

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Lynda.com: Become a Programmer

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Get the essential skills and tools to become a successful computer programmer with Lynda Library’s “Become a Programmer” tutorial series. Learn the fundamental concepts and practices that are critical to the task of coding – no matter what language you choose! Develop the knowledge to begin programming in any language, connect programming theory to practice […]

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Maker Space Blog: Digital Quilting with iPads

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This weekend the Farmington Libraries held its 4th Annual Maker Fair. Visitors from all over the area stopped by to design, experiment, tinker, create, and explore by participating in all of our engaging and innovative maker activities. One of the activities that visitors were encouraged to try was our community art project located in the Maker Space. Participants used iPads […]

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Lynda.com: Become a Photographer

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Learn the foundations of photography, from exposure to lenses using Lynda Library’s online learning path “Become a Photographer.” Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, Lynda’s curated playlist of expert-created video tutorials will help take your photography skills to the next level. Tutorials include: Getting Started in Photography with Jim Heid Introduction to Photography […]

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Maker Space Blog: Maker Fair 2017!

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Calling all tinkers, explorers, creators, innovators, techies, non-techies, adults, teens, and kids! The Farmington Libraries will be hosting its 4th Annual Maker Fair on Sunday, March 26th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. The library will provide participants with hands on activities for all ages and all skill levels – including: 3D Printing Soldering Animation Coding […]

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Lynda.com: Become a Project Manager

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Become more confident as a workplace leader by using Lynda Library’s pre-made Learning Path “Become a Project Manager,” dedicated to helping you to learn how to “effectively manage a project, keep it on time, in budget, and on scope.” Lynda’s “Become a Project Manager” learning path contains 13 online tutorials that focus on the skills and […]

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Maker Space: Sarah Tries Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing

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Before the invention of photography, 19th century Japanese fishermen equipped their boats with rice paper, ink, and brushes in order to create gyotaku – elaborate rubbings of freshly caught fish – to record their trophy catches. The art of gyotaku is still being used today and is said to bring good luck to fishermen. The animated […]

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Maker Space Blog: Patron Spotlight – Lynne Levesque

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The library’s Maker Space is an exciting place to be, and as its popularity continues to grow within our community, our staff has been thrilled to see some of our patrons designing and creating some amazing products. These unique and thoughtful creations of our patrons continue to inspire our library team, and we love to share these successes […]

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Maker Space: Sarah Tries Wood Burning

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Need homemade gift ideas for the holidays? Well the library’s Maker Space is the perfect place to get inspired! Every season our very own craft-master Vida Lashgari hosts a Giftmaking Morning Series here at the library’s Maker Space. Participants have made painted glass ornaments, felt jewelry pouches, felted soap and more! This past week’s craft was […]

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Maker Space Blog: Sarah Tries Digitizing Photos

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This week I decided to try out our Maker Space scanner to digitize old photographs for our library director, Jay Johnston. Jay assigned me the task of trying to enhance two old photographs using the technology that is available in our Maker Space. The first thing I needed to do was to digitize the photographs using our Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanner, especially […]

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