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

Feb 27 registration
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 13th 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

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Sense and Sound Robotics Team
Congrulations on an awesome first season!
stay tuned for some mini-workshops
in the Makerspace.

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


Medway Weather

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Breakout Box Event- Scaredy Squirrel
Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2:00 PM
A Breakout Box is like an Escape Room in reverse; you must get the box unlocked before the time is up.
Scaredy Squirrel is a squirrel who is afraid of everything! He is so afraid that he has trapped you in his “emergency kit” in case he ever needs you. To get out you must use the clues around the room and solve the riddles before the time runs out!
Ages 6 and up. Click HERE to register.
Drawing With Trudi
7 color pencils, dark green, light green, blue, purple, orange & yellow
Saturday, February 23
in the Makerspace

This workshop will combine perspective drawing with a little bit of imagination.
Children will learn Shading, Angles & Lighting as it pertains to their individual perspective. 
Workshop will be held in the Medway Library Makerspace.  
Class is open to young adults 10 – 16 years old.
Registration Required. 
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.

Breakout Box Event- Muggle Mystery
Monday, Feb. 25th, 6:30 PM
A Breakout Box is like an Escape Room in reverse; you must get the box unlocked before the time is up.
Lord Voldemort has broken into the room and has left the most revealing of secrets.  Do the lowly Muggles have what it takes to decipher the clues and BreakOut?

Ages 12 and up. Click HERE to Register.

7:00 PM

New England's General Stores: Exploring an American Classic with Ted Reinstein

The general store is literally as old as America itself. It harkens back to a simpler time and a more innocent and rural nation. The general store was real-life Norman Rockwell - deeply woven into America's cultural identity an integral part of the nation's self-portrait from its earliest days. During this interesting program, broadcast journalist Ted Reinstein shares the rich and colorful history of this iconic institution. There will be a Q&A session and
purchase/signing after the presentation ends. 
Please sign up here, or by calling the Library
Walk-ins are welcome

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. 
             January  31           THE KNOWLEDGE             
                           By Martha Grimes

February 28     THE OUTERMOST  HOUSE
                       By Henry Beston

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 13th 11am session

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

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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. 

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This month, join us in exploring TESSELLATIONS!
Tessellations are found everywhere from the shell of a turtle to the art of M.C. Escher! 
Which shapes can cover a plane without leaving gaps or creating overlap?
Which shapes can't?
How can we make our own shapes that tessellate? 
Join us and find out! 

Thursday, February 28
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

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Painting with Trudi - Bob Ross Style
Wednesday March 6
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 and there may also be a few other fun surprises.  
Open to adults 18 and older.   

(We will be painting the same scene)

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."

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

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