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Gingerbread House Decorating

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Tuesday, December 19 6:00 – 8:00 PM Main Library Bring your family! Bring your friends! People of all ages are invited to join us for this delicious drop-in program. Build and decorate your own ‘gingerbread’ house with graham crackers, frosting, and candy. The library will provide supplies, you supply the creativity! Please register. Ages 11 […]

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Summer Make-It Mornings

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Stay cool this summer with our summer crafting series! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Felt Bows – Register Thursday, June 1, 10:00 AM Create felt bows to use as hair or gift wrapping accessories. DIY Personal Key Covers – Register Thursday, June 15, 10:00 AM Create personalized key covers using […]

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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: Sarah Tries Maker Camp

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Every summer The Farmington Libraries participates in hosting in a multi-session program for kids & teens called Maker Camp. Kids are encouraged to explore the process of creating and making by taking part in a wide variety of hands-on crafts and projects. This week I wanted to try it out for myself with the help of Anna Boisvert, the […]

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Maker Space: Fabric Stamped Tote Bags

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This summer, Melissa and Lyn from Adult Services have created a fantastic Make Space Summer Crafting Series for the months of June, July, and August.  These classes range from decoupaging bird houses and etching glass goblets, to creating decorative accordion paper pinwheels using craft paper and buttons. This week, participants learned how to design personalized tote bags using fabric stamps! Melissa […]

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Maker Space Blog: Sarah Tries…The Die Cut Machine!

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As the person who writes for the libraries’ Maker Space Blog, I feel that it is only fair that I try everything in the Maker Space at least once. So I’ve decided to create a mini series called “Sarah Tries…” which will feature all of my attempts at trying each piece of equipment or software housed here in the Maker […]

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