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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Winter Crafting Series @ the Maker Space

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Don’t knit or crochet? This winter, try some other crafts with yarn! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Yarn-wrapped Bangle Bracelets – Register Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 AM Wrap a bangle bracelet in your choice of colored yarn for a unique accessory! Yarn Hearts – Register Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 […]

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Winter Maker Mornings

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Wednesdays, January 11 – March 29 10:30 AM Main Library Maker Space Register separately for each program in this series. Every session will feature a different project. January 11: Bookbinding 101 – Register January 18: Valentine Sachets – Register January 25: Light-Up Bookmarks – Register February 1: Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing – Register February […]

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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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Flannel Board Workshop Series

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Mondays: November 7, 14, 21, & December 5 7:00 PM Main Library Maker Space Calling all teachers, librarians, parents, grandparents, and storytellers! Create your own flannel board set from scratch using equipment in our Maker Space. Participants will develop and execute a project including flannel board pieces and storytelling props. Space is limited. Registration required. […]

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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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Giftmaking Mornings @ the Maker Space

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Wednesdays, September 28 – December 14 10:30 AM Main Library Maker Space Register separately for each program in this series. Every session will feature a different project suitable for gift-giving. No programs on October 12, November 23. September 28: Felted Soap – Register October 5: Polymer Clay Buttons – Register October 19: Leather Flowers – […]

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Maker Space Blog: Lynda Library & Lecture Series Resources

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The new school year has finally started for many students and teachers in the area. However, what about those outside of the classroom looking for alternative ways to expand or strengthen their current skill set or subject knowledge? Luckily, the Farmington Library offers some great learning tools beyond our Maker Space services that our out-of-classroom learners can enjoy! With the help of two […]

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Fall Crafting Series @ the Maker Space

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This series will provide you with all your Fall décor needs! Paper Apples – Registration required Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 AM Use Fall colored craft paper and twigs to make these cute apples! Paper Fall Banner – Registration required Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 AM Hang a decorative Autumnal banner for all your fall festivities! Birch Tree […]

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