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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: 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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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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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: 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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