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Lego Club at the Library!
WEDNESDAYS IN THE COLE ROOM
4:00-5:00pm
 1ST GRADERS AND UP ARE WELCOME
TO COME AND BUILD!
Register in advance using the links provided
or by calling the Library
:

Mar 27 registration
Apr 24 registration
May 22 registration

Sponsored by the Friends of the Medway Library

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Medway Library Makerspace

Come in and discover what's here
- 3D Printer
- Large Format Printer
- Slide/Negative/Photo
digital image converter
-8mm/Super 8 film converter
- VHS to DVD converter
- DVD/CD Duplicator
- DVD/CD Buffer
- Epson Scanner
- Thermal Laminator
- Green Screen
- Sewing Machines
- NEW Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron

- Silhouette Cameo 3
  Vinyl/Paper Cutter

- Fabrics and other Craft Items
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Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:

Register here for March 18th 7pm session

Register here for March 20th 11am session


Register here for March 25th 7pm session

Register here for March 27th 11am session


Stop by the room when the Makerspace Coordinator is on duty to be certified on the 3D printer, sewing machines & soldering iron (unless workshop is in progress)
Please contact the library for available hours or email dbusa@minlib.net.

First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected    Green face of a space alien, symbol for the robotics team
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
Congratulations on an awesome first season!
stay tuned for some mini-workshops
in the Makerspace.

http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org



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and materials...

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Makerspace Friday Drop-in
Technical Assistance

Every Friday morning from 10-12pm there will be someone in the Makerspace to assist with:
- converting 8mm/Super8 film to a digital format 
- transferring VHS to DVD
- scanning/digitizing slides and photos
- the 3D printer (prior certification required)
- the Large Format Printer
as well as the laminator, DVD/CD buffer, DVD/CD duplicator!


easel with a painting on itTuesdays with Trudi
in the Makerspace
Need some help with your Bob Ross oil painting techniques.
You Bring the Canvas
we supply brushes and paint.

If you have your own easel, bring that too or use one of ours.

Workshop is from 11am-1pm

Register here for March 19

Register here for March 26

Register here for April 2

Register here for April 9

 






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1000 Books before Kindergarten Kickoff Party!
Saturday, March 23rd, 10AM -1PM

FEATURING Music and Movement at 10:30 with Deb’s Sing and Swing

Ages 0-5. Register HERE, or just Drop In.

Medway Library is partnering with Walpole CFCE to provide this enriching program. Sign up your little ones and log all the books you read (even the repeats!) to reach the goal. Listening to stories is one of the best ways to get ready to learn to read! Each child will receive a brand new book, information about the program, a list of book suggestions, and a very special notebook to keep track of your progress. Crafts and activities will be available throughout the day as well!
 

You can also contact Miss Lucy to sign up any time after the event. This will be an ongoing program, with rolling registration, and incentives to be earned along the way.

This program is funded in part through the Walpole CFCE Program, through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant and the Medway Public Library.

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Cross-Stitching with Nicole

Wednesday March 27
7:00-8:30pm

Learn the basic techniques of cross-stitching by a local Artist.   
You will stitch a small design and turn it into a button or magnet.  
You can check out some of Nicole's crafted items on instagram:
  @salt.air.stitches or on facebook: fb.me/saltairstitches
Open to adults 18 and older.   

Registration is required.

Class is limited to 8 participants.
Held in the Makerspace at the Medway Library
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.   
Forms are available at the circulation desk.

Wednesday, March 27th
7:00 - 8:30 PM Cole Room

THE IDITAROD,
with Sled Dog Musher
Karen Land

Meet Karen Land, three-time participant in the
1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska
and her sled dog, NOGGIN! 
Writer and public speaker Karen Land will talk about her experiences
in the Iditarod Sled Dog races!

This program is perfect for all ages -
kids to adults.
Please sign up online here or by calling the
Library at 508-533-3217.
Walk-ins will be welcomed.

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Light, Optics, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum!
At the Medway Library
Thursday, March 28
4 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace
2nd Graders and up are invited to join us
in the Makerspace to explore SCIENCE in a fun way. 
This month, we will be exploring
Light, Optics, and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Come and explore this most fascinating form of energy - Light! 
How it moves, how we can measure it, how to bend it, and how to block it.
These are just some of the topics we will be exploring in this fun, hands-on workshop!

Registration Required

 

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Sewing Together Workshop

Wednesday April 3 
6:00-8:00pm
in the Makerspace

 
Child & Adult pairs are invited to join us in making doll clothes for an 18 inch size doll.   
All materials will be provided.  Patterns will be pre-cut.
This project will cover some basic concepts of sewing and how to use a sewing machine.

 
Registration Required.  Please list both Child's and Adult's name when Registering.

Register Here For Workshop
 
Participants will be considered certified on the sewing machines after the completion of the workshop.
 
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.  
Forms are available at the circulation desk

Bird Program at the Library!
Lanner Falcon

~ BIRDS OF PREY ~
Presented by
Mass Audubon's Trailside Museum
Thursday, April 4th
7:00 - 8:00 PM


Interested in learning more about birds of prey? Come to a fascinating program presented by a naturalist from Mass Audubon and the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center.
Meet three native birds of prey, discover their unique features and more!
Question and answer session will follow. Suitable for adults, teens and older elementary aged children. Please register online here or by calling the Library at 508-533-3217.
Walk-ins are welcome.

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Painting with Trudi - Bob Ross Style
Wednesday April 10
6:30 - 9 pm
in the Makerspace


Our resident artist, Trudi, will show us how to use oil paints to create a Bob Ross Style painting. 
A light snack will be served.  Open to adults 18 and older.  

Register Here.     Class is limited to 6 participants.

Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.   Forms are available at the circulation desk.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency."

Chess at the Library!
Saturday, April 20
11am and 1:30pm


Come learn to play or to improve your skills. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Chess board with pieces

No Registration Required
 

Creative Tinker Lab
At the Medway Library
artwork made from recycled plastic bottles
Thursday, April 18
3:30 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace


Set your creativity free and build with us! 
We provide the materials, you provide the imagination! 
From crazy contraptions to fairy homes, anything goes (except weapons, of course)! 
Kindergartners (5+) on up are invited to join us in this creative building session!


No Registration Is Required

You are welcome to bring special items you want to incorporate into your design
however please do not bring items with sharp edges such as metal cans.

Note:  The Tinker Lab has many small pieces which can be choking hazards.  
Please monitor your young children while they are in the makerspace,
especially if they are prone to putting objects in their mouth.

Now Available....
Brother KH 230 knitting machine
 
We have a new addition to the Makerspace.  
It's a KnitKing (Brother) KH 230 Bulky Knitting Machine.  
If you would like to use it,  you must be certified first.   
We will walk you through a small knitting project
after which you will be able to make your own projects.
Please allow 60 minutes for certification. 
Registration is required.   Must be 17 years or older.

Register here for March 18th 7pm session

Register here for March 20th 11am session

Register here for March 25th 7pm session

Register here for March 27th 11am session


Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to certification.   Forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

Medway Library / Senior Center Book Group


Medway Library
Book Discussion Group
at Medway Senior Center

Interested readers are invited to attend and participate in casual discussion of the
monthly book selection. Books are usually available at the Medway Public Library
circulation desk one month prior to the meeting, or are available by request. 
The group meets monthly from 1-2 PM at the Senior Center Library on the
last Thursday of each month with the exception of May. 
 
          February 28     THE OUTERMOST  HOUSE
                       By Henry Beston

March 28   THE ROSIE PROJECT
By Graeme Simsion

April 25    THE HEARTS OF HORSES
By Molly Gloss
 

LearningExpress
Words: College search, Skill building, NCLEX, SAT, ASVAB, SAT, Scholarships, ACT, AP, Citizenship, Careers

The Library offers this amazing resource for our patrons which offer assistance at all stages of your learning life. Just go to the Library's database page under "Reference and Research" on our website and look for the link. You can also visit or call the Library for information on creating an account.
Practice tests and other tools can be found through the links below, but feel free to explore the many other features on your own:


For College Prep, including a college search function, click here.
For the High School Equivalency center, click here.
For the Career Preparation section, click here.
For the Citizenship information section, click here. (Scroll to bottom of page)

3D printer certifications
Want to learn how to use the 3D printer?

Makerbot 5th Generation 3D printer
Walk-in 3D Printer Certifications
are on Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00 pm


An instructor will be in the Makerspace to show you how to print an object.  
You will then be considered "certified" to use it during library hours. 
Please allow 30 minutes for certification. This is first come, first served.
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to certification.  
 Forms are available at the circulation desk.

For Public Use...
AmazonBasics 13-inch Thermal Laminator
Thermal Laminator
25¢for 8x11 inch or smaller sheet
$1.00 for 11.5 x 17.5 sheet

T120 Large Format Printer
Large Format Printer

Great for printing Posters for personal use or for school projects!
$2.00 per print

Both machines are located in the Makerspace
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to using the room.   
Forms are available at the circulation desk.

New Equipment in the Makerspace
Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl/Paper Cutter

White Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl cutter


Great for creating cards, 3d paper projects, tattoos,
stickers, vinyl decals and more.


Use of the cutter requires scheduling with Makerspace Coordinator
(please email dbusa@minlib.net)


Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to using the room.   
Forms are available at the circulation desk.

Medway Cable Access representative at computerDROP - IN
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
WEDNESDAYS
2 - 4 PM
In the Makerspace
 
Every week, representatives from
Medway Cable Access
will be available to help you with technical questions regarding the equipment in the Makerspace!



They can assist with:
- converting 8mm/Super 8 film to DVD  
- transfering VHS TO DVD
- scanning/digitizing slides and photos
- transfering digital camera movies to DVD/USB
                                                          
No registration needed
For more information email: Barry@medwaycable.com

picture of a giraffe against blue borderSouthwick Zoo Tickets are back!Picture of a monkey against blue border
 
We offer discount tickets for purchase for $19.00 each at the Circulation desk.
(Adult tix are normally $28. Kids/Seniors are
$24 and $22)
Cash or Check Only
Discount tickets CAN NOT be used for Winter Wonderland visits

Courtesy of the Friends of the Library