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Maker Space Blog: Favorite 3D Printing Videos

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Trying to explain what 3D printing is can be a very tricky task. As librarians here at the Farmington Libraries, we are very lucky to be immersed in new, emerging technology on a daily basis, so it is easy for us to understand how things like 3D printing works, and exactly what it is capable […]

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Maker Space Blog: Farmington Retold Podcast

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A few months ago, I tried creating a unique blog post using the Maker Space’s iMac and Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone to experiment with creating and editing audio and vocal narration. Using a combination of our Maker Space equipment and audio editing software, patrons have the potential to create their own podcasts right here in […]

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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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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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Get E-Books & Audiobooks for Your iPad: A Workshop for Adults

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Wednesday, March 22 10:00 AM Main Library Learn how to download, access, and use e-books and audiobooks on your iPad with the Overdrive app! Please bring your own device and library card. Space is limited. Registration required.  

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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 Blog: A.I. Poetry

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Do you think you could tell if a poem was written by a computer versus a human? Test your abilities by reading – or listening to – this All Tech Considered piece “Human or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?” Feel free to share your results with us at the Information Desk! Good […]

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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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