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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
:


Wednesday Feb 26 sign up
Wednesday March 25 sign up
Wednesday April 29 sign up
Wednesday May 27 sign up

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
- Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron

- Silhouette Cameo 3
  Vinyl/Paper Cutter

- Fabrics and other Craft Items
- Pom Pom makers

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Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:

Monday February 24 @ 7pm Registration

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.

Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!

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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
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org
Skystone logo for FTC robotics challenge



2019/2020 season has begun.
Upcoming competitions:

Mar 7 - Massachusetts State Championship
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
@ Natick High School 


Results from Jan 18th in Needham:
The teams made it to the State Championship
 
email senseandsoundrobotics@gmail.com
for more information



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

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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  generally on the last Thursday of each month.

  
January 30
EDUCATED: A MEMOIR

By Tara Westover

February 27
PERSUASION

By Jane Austen

March 26
RUNNING WITH SHERMAN:
THE DONKEY WITH
THE HEART OF A HERO

By Christopher McDougall
 


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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!






FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY
 

Support the Friends of the Library!
Choose Friends of the Medway Public Library at Amazon Smile.

JustGive.org



 



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AMERICAN CHESTNUT RESTORATION TALK
Wednesday, February 26
7:00 PM


Learn about America's beloved Chestnut tree!
Brad Smith of the American Chestnut Foundation will be
here at the Library to discuss the current state and the
history of American Chestnut restoration.

Please sign up by calling the Library or by clicking here.
Walk-ins are welcome.

YOGA FOR KIDS!

Tuesdays: February 18 - March 17
4:00 to 4:30 PM
Ages 3 to Teen


Join us for some relaxing yoga at the Medway Library!
Yoga also promotes wellness and is loads of fun.
Sign up is preferred -
(you may do so online on our website
or by calling the library),
- but walk-ins are also welcome.



 

Children's Program!
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Mindful Minis
Relaxation | Creativity | Awareness


Tuesdays
Starts on February 18 - ends on March 17
5-week program

4:30-5:00 PM
Ages 5-8

Please join Mindful Minis teacher, Lauren, after school on Tuesdays for a stress-reducing and wellness-promoting activity!

Registration is required.
Please sign up online via Medway Library Events page or call the Library.

FREE ADMISSION - NOW THROUGH APRIL 26 Come to the Library to pick up a bookmark provided by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem that serves as free admission for 2 adults.

ART WORKSHOP!



PASTEL PAINT WORKSHOP
WITH GREGORY MAICHACK
Wednesday, February 19
6:00 - 8:00 PM


You can pastel paint Georgia O'Keeffe's Miracle Flowers!
Please join us in the Cole Room for this exciting and fun program.
This workshop is for adults, sheer beginners to advanced.
All materials are included.
Registration is required - please sign up here or by calling the Library.

 

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OH SHOOT!
Photography Group

Thursday, Feb. 27
7:00 PM
Medway Library






Open to amateurs, beginners and professionals who share a passion for photography.
Join us as we inspire each other and share tips & techniques.
Drop in, no need to sign up!

February's Challenge: MONOCHROME COMPOSITION
Compose a photo containing only the hues or tones of a specific color. This challenge works best with a strong primary element in the picture, one that captures and holds the viewer's attention. Try to use textures, lines and angles which play out dramatically in monochrome photography.

Chess at the Library!

(a great way to develop STEM skills and to excercise your brain...)
Saturday, March 21st
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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

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Did you know that Chess is a great STEM activity because
it enhances various mental abilities and life skills, including:

Problem-solving, Creativity, Abstract Reasoning, Concentration, Critical Thinking , Strategic Planning, Visualization Skills, and Patience.

No Registration Required
(held in the conference room)

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Painting with Trudi - Acrylics
in the Makerspace

Saturday February 22
10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Register here for workshop

Our resident artist, Trudi, will show us how to use acrylic paints to create a beautiful landscape.
A light snack will be served.  Open to adults 18 and older.  

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."

multi-color circle carved up into sections STEAM THURSDAY
                   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.
   
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This month, join us in exploring Mazes!

We have been exploring topics in the field of topology- from the torus to knots.  Now let's explore mazes, and even build our very own to take home!

Thursday, February 27
4:30 – 5:30 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

 

Cursive Club
Thursdays at 4:00
 
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Explore the art of cursive handwriting. Reading and writing in cursive stretches our brains in ways that print does not. We will practice upper and lower case letters, reading notes written by others, as well as create some beautiful and funky projects to take home!
 
Cursive Club provides a place for new writers to explore the craft and older hands to brush up on this useful skill. Come when you can, it is not a structured class.

Ages 7 through Adult. Drop In.
 

Stop by the Library this Summer
and explore the Makerspace!

 
It’s been 3 years since our opening and we have added so much more to the space.
 
What we have:  
-3D Printer
- Windows & Mac based computers (we have Photoshop, Illustrator,
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Final Cut Pro)

- Large Format Printer
- Slide/Negative/Photo digital image converter
- 8mm/Super 8 film converter
- 2 VHS to DVD converters
- DVD/CD Duplicator
- DVD/CD Buffer
- Epson Scanner (converts 12 slides at a time…)
- Thermal Laminator (handles up to 11.5” x17.5” sheets)
- Green Screen and Lighting
- Sewing Machines, Fabric, Patterns, How-To books, Embellishments
(zippers, trims, velcro, buttons, elastic and more)

- Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron, Drill, Miter Box & Saw, stapler, small hand tools,
electronic components & glue gun

- Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl/Paper Cutter
(over 100 patterns to choose from or create your own)
- Knitting needles, crochet needles, cross-stitch supplies, books and yarn
-Scrapbooking, papercraft supplies
(paper punches, decorative scissors, stickers…)

- Pom Pom makers, Origami supplies and books
- Kids Activity table containing coloring books, crayons,
markers, legos, blocks, snap circuits and more.

 
Makerspace is opened
Monday thru Thursday 10am until 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10am until 2pm
 
 

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

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.

Monday February 24 @ 7pm Registration


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

Makerspace
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Friday Drop-in Technical Assistance


Every Friday morning from 10-12pm there will be someone in the Makerspace
to help with the equipment on the Tech Side of the room.

They can 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!

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 Thursdays 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 $20.00 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
upgraded to Zoo-it-All Tickets

Courtesy of the Friends of the Library