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Bristlebots Program

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Make U, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with make u

Warning: May induce a love for robotics! Bristlebots found their way to the West Toledo Branch Library this month as part of the Makers Guild weekly series of drop in/ spontaneous programming. Kids used the bristle end of a toothbrush with a Lithium battery, pager motor and a bit of basic circuitry knowledge to build these feisty moving robots.

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Getting Crafty with Make U Mobile Art Labs

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, Make U and Programs | Tagged with crepe, easter, toddler craft and windo

​As we mark the half way point in our grant funded Mobile Art Labs, we are pleased to share that the reception we have gotten has been great! Kids and parents alike have been very responsive to the goals of the Curiosity Creates Grant, and most importantly, everyone is having a lot of fun!

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Libraries are a great place to think creatively

Posted about 1 year ago by Kelly P

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Make U and Programs | Tagged with photography

Get lost in a fantasy world through a book, breathe new life into a community organization in your local library’s meeting space, or explore the digital world of a computer game. The Library has a new opportunity to offer creative exploration to its patrons through Make U: Mobile Art Labs with programs in drawing, painting, printmaking, installation art, 3D sculpture, and digital photography.

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Stop Motion Video Production

Posted over 3 years ago by Steve N

Posted in Make U, Programs, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with video production

This stop motion LEGO film is a perfect example of what people can create! Made with the help of a librarian, teens get hands on experience with hardware and software that they may not encounter on a daily basis. Did you know that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is part of the Maker Movement? Our program – Make U – helps people create, make, and learn with new technology and activities.

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