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Complete Calendar of Events

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Lego Club at the Library!
Register in advance using the links provided
or by calling the Library

Dec 19 registration
Jan 23 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
- 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

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

First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected 
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday
7 - 9 pm in the Makerspace

Check out some of our newest books
and materials...


Medway Weather

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Crazy Catapults - Exploring Science in a Fun Way
wooden catapult
Thursday,  December 13
4-5 pm

3rd Graders and up are invited to join us in the Makerspace
to explore Science in a fun way. 
This month we will be building CATAPULTS! 
In use since ancient times, the catapult has proven to be one of the most
effective mechanisms for propelling "stuff".  
Join us as we discover some of the principles behind this machine.

Registration Required

Program is co-sponsored by the Medway Public Library and 4-H Science Explorers

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. 
     December 20        THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR 
                              By Phaedra Patrick
       January  31           THE KNOWLEDGE             
                           By Martha Grimes

multi-color circle carved up into sections Wonderful World of Math number jumbled together
Maddened by memorizing the multiplication tables?
Scared of subtraction? 
Bored by binomials? 
Math doesn't have to be boring, hard, or scary!
Come and discover the beauty and wonder of the world of mathematics. 

This month we will look at the mind-blowing

concept of the Four Color Theorem and Map Coloring in a fun and exciting way!
map of United States using 4 colors blue, yellow green & red
Thursday, December 20
4 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace
3rd Graders and up are invited to join us once
per month in the Makerspace to explore math in a fun way.

Registration Is Required
click here to register

Oh Shoot! Photography Group
Thursday, 12/20 at 7:00 PM

Photography Group  
A monthly forum for people who enjoy photography.  
Open to amateurs, beginners and professionals who share a passion for photography.
Join us as we inspire each other and share tips & techniques.  
The group meets the last Thursday of each month. 

Thursday, December 20th
7:00 in the Cole Room
December Photo Challenge: 
- Less is more.  
A minimalistic approach to your composition can
help take your work to the next level
- Focus on one subject, eliminate unnecessary objects
by getting closer, cropping or physically removing items from the scene.

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.

knitting, crochet & cross stitch projects with a pile of threads
Monday Night Stitchers
in the Makerspace!
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Do you knit, crochet, cross stitch or do any other type of embroidery?
Do you just need motivation to finish that project that has been sitting around for months (maybe years)?
Do you just want to try a new skill?
Stop by the Makerspace at the library on Monday nights. 

We will meet every Monday night except during school vacations.
Bring your own supplies or use what is in the Makerspace.


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

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
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:

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