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Medway Public Library newsletter!

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

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:
Please call the libray to schedule a certification

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    Green face of a space alien, symbol for the robotics team
Sense and Sound Robotics Team

FTC Robotics Seminar - Hands on Learning
Tuesdays April 9 thru May 14 from 7-8:30pm

The mentors of the team  will be in the Makerspace to discuss several topics related to building the robots used during competition.

examples of topics covered: 
Component overview + basic building,
Block programming, Servos & Motor,
Mechanical issues such as Gear Ratio,
Torque, Drive Systems.

Must be between 11 and 18 years of age to attend.
Space is limited. 
Registration for each individual class is Required.

Sign up using the links below:
Tuesday April 9th 7-8:30pm
Tuesday April 16th 7-8:30pm
Tuesday April 23rd 7-8:30pm
Tuesday April 30th 7-8:30pm
Tuesday May 7th 7-8:30pm
Tuesday May 14th 7-8:30pm

Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.  

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


Medway Weather

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    

 By Henry Beston

March 28  

By Graeme Simsion

April 25   

By Molly Gloss

3 red and white gears all various sizes
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!

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


Monthly Photography Group!
Rag Doll Cat photo

Photography Group  
7:00 PM
Cole Room 
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.  
No sign up needed - just drop in.
April Photo Challenge: 
PETS: This month's challenge is to get out and photograph some pets. If you don't have any, visit your friend's or a local pet shop. Photographing animals poses its own set of challenges. You are working with a moving and possibly unwilling subject. Try to get down on their level, focus on the eyes, look for great light and see how creative you can get! 

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

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. 

5 platonic solids    5 Platonic solid shaped die

This month, we are exploring Platonic Solids!
What do the cube, the tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron all have in common?  Find out as we explore these special polyhedrons! 

Thursday, April 25
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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Music in the Makerspace!
At the Medway Library
Tuesday, April 30 from 4-5 pm
Thursday, May 2 from 3:30 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace

2nd Graders and up are invited to join us
in the Makerspace to explore SCIENCE in a fun way.

Art Week is April 26-May 5. 
To celebrate the arts, this week in the Makerspace we will
explore music and sound through science and engineering. 

On Tuesday we will delve into the world of sound waves and explore
how they move, how they are reflected, and how they are absorbed.

On Thursday, we will use our engineering and design skills to build
our very own musical instruments and then
play them together in our very own Found Sound Band!

Registration here for Tuesday April 30

Registration here for Thursday May 2
sound wave

DIY Botanical Print Workshop

DIY decorative hanging print project surrounded by saw, stapler, wood stain and twine
Wednesday May 1
7 - 9 pm
in the Makerspace

What better way to celebrate Spring than with making your very own hanging botanical print.
Choose from 6 hand-drawn custom prints by Annie Mertlich, owner of Wildfield Paper Co., courtesy of the Spring 2017 issue of The Magnolia Journal.
We will be using small hand tools and wood stain.

Open to adults 18 and older.
Registration Required
Click to Register

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

Gardening Program!

Wednesday, May 8
7:00 - 8:30

Farmer and teacher Mark Gostkiewicz of
Tri Gable Lea Farm in Colchester, CT returns to the Medway Library
describe easy ways to start a garden bed from scratch without major digging or tilling.
Please register online
here or
by calling the Library.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Thursday May 16
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Remembering the Korean War
with Veteran
Tony Manbucca

Please join us as Tony Manbucca, born and raised in Milford, MA shares his story of what it was like to be stationed in Korea during the War. He will also be showing pictures he took during his time there. Manbucca went to Korea as a Pfc in 1954 and returned to the US in
1955 as a Spec-4. In Korea, Manbucca was a CW (Code) Radio operator & provided communication for an Intelligence Organization.

Please call the Library or go online here to register.
Walk-ins are welcome.

Art Week Showcase
CGI Character Animation
Saturday, May 4
12 - 2 pm
in the Makerspace

Mario from Super Mario Nitendo video game
Character animation is a fascinating field for those with an interest
in drawing,  acting, and storytelling through film and video games.

Come into the Makerspace and watch a live animation demonstration
from senior video game animator
and game animation teacher Seth Kendall.

Feel free to ask questions about the field or animation process as he works!
Drop in, no registration required

Bob Ross painting landscape scene
Painting with Trudi - Bob Ross Style
Wednesday May 8
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.  

This is a repeat of last month's workshop!

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."

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 April 17 11am session

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

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 $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