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Painting with iPads: Using Your iPad as a Canvas

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Monday, March 27 7:00 PM Maker Space Artists, doodlers, and creative people won’t want to miss this class! Learn how to draw, sketch, or paint your ideas and designs using the iPad app Tayasui Sketches! Unlock your creative potential and put that device to good use. iPads will be provided by the Library. No experience […]

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DIY Spring Series @ the Maker Space

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Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Eraser-Stamped Tote Bags – Register Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 PM Use a stencil, a pencil eraser and your imagination  to create one-of-a-kind designs on a tote bag. […]

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Saturday Specials @ the Maker Space

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Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for two (2) programs of this series. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Makey Makey Frustration Game – Register Saturday, March 18 @ 3:00 PM Use Scratch programming, a simple circuit board, and cardboard to build a customized Frustration Game! […]

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Save the Date! The 4th Annual Maker Fair

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Hands on Activities for All Ages + Skill Levels! 3D Printing Soldering Animation Coding Knitting S.T.E.A.M. Trivia LittleBits …and so much more! We Need Volunteers! Ages 14+ No experience necessary   Contact:  Anna Boisvert, aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org Laura Horn, lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org

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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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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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