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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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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 Embroidering

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Both the embroidery machine and sewing machine are by far two of the most requested pieces of equipment to get trained on here at the library’s Maker Space. We have already seen trained patrons returning to the space to use the machines for their own personal sewing projects and crafts. After seeing so many amazing ideas and designs […]

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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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Maker Space: A Library with No Books

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  Many of us have heard of little free libraries (DIY libraries that people can install themselves around their neighborhoods), and even cat libraries! But have you ever thought about what a technology library might be like? According to NPR’s All Things Considered piece “In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All“, only […]

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Maker Space Blog: Podcasts

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  Click the play button to listen to this week’s Maker Space blog post! (Song title “Soar” by Noisy Oyster) The equipment and software used in the making of this audio clip: Macbook Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone GarageBand FreeSoundtrackMusic.com Podcast Favorites: RadioLab This American Life Judge John Hodgman Snap Judgement The Moth The Dinner Party Download Serial […]

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Maker Space Blog: Change

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Everyone reacts differently when faced with change. Some find thrill in the unknown, while others find comfort in holding on to what they know best. The introduction of the Library’s new Maker Space has been met with reactions on both ends of this spectrum, including many in between. So we feel it’s important that the public knows that this new […]

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