Maketober

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Maketober

It's not October - it's Maketober! If you love to craft, build and create, this month is for you. Throughout the month of October, we are hosting a wide variety of "maker," technology and craft programs for all ages. Join us and MAKE something great today!

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Beginning Painting for Children

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

Paint brushes, paint, and paper are all flying off our shelves! Learn the basics of any painter, with step-by-step techniques sure to develop the great artist in everyone.

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Engineering Design Challenge

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Children will participate in a 15 minute presentation introducing the Engineering Design Process. Then children will be able to participate in one of three building activities!

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Gelatin Mono Printing

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

This printmaking technique uses a gelatin printing "plate," which you create and lay found objects onto it to create a design to print.

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Kids Spaaaaah at the Library

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Kids can come to the Library and make spa products from common household ingredients. It’s all about relaxing, having fun and treating yourself well! For grades 1-4.

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Gaming @ Point Place Library

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Join other teens to play computer games and practice coding at the Point Place Library. Grades 5-12. Registration is required.

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Gelatin Mono Printing

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

This printmaking technique uses a gelatin printing "plate," which you create and lay found objects onto to create a design to print.

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Costumes and Cosplay

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Not sure what to wear to your next con? Need help taking your ideas from vision to reality? We have the tools and guidance to assist with your transformation. Bring your creativity and materials.

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Construct It Cafe

Thursday Oct. 25
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Join us after school for some construction fun with LEGO bricks, K’Nex, and more. Snacks provided. Grades K-12.

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Spooky Sounds

Thursday Oct. 25
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Ready to record some creepy noises? Have dreams of filming something truly terrifying? Bring your ideas and we will show you how the Oregon Branch studio can help you make your nightmares a reality.

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Make Your Own Bookmark Buddy

Thursday Oct. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Monsters and Minions and Star Wars, oh my! Find out the simple folds you will need to make a corner bookmark buddy.

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Engineering Design Challenge

Thursday Oct. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

Children will participate in a 15 minute presentation introducing the Engineering Design Process. Then children will be able to participate in one of three building activities!

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LEGO and Robotics Demonstration

Thursday Oct. 25
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Learn from the very best! There will be demonstrations to get you excited about creating your own LEGO robots!

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LEGO Brick Mystery Build

Friday Oct. 26
All Day

Location: Kent

Get creative with a handful of LEGO Bricks from a selection of several mystery containers. Do your best to construct what the container tells you to build and earn a prize. During Library Hours.

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Yarn Painting

Friday Oct. 26
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Students will work with yarn to make a 3D “painting.”

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Engineering Design Challenge

Saturday Oct. 27
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Children will participate in a 15 minute presentation introducing the Engineering Design Process with the Challenger Center. Then children will participate in one of three building activities!

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Sylvania STEM Center

Tuesday Oct. 30
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Robotics with EV3 camp bots will teach kids some basic EV3 programming. We will go over robot parts (motors, sensors, brain) and have some fun! Target age would be 3rd-7th grade.

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Engineering Design Challenge

Tuesday Oct. 30
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Washington

Children will participate in a 15 minute presentation introducing the Engineering Design Process with the Challenger Center. Then children will participate in one of three building activities!

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Young Coders

Tuesday Nov. 13
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us to learn the basics of coding while making friends and having fun. Grades 1-4.

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STEAM Rolls!

Saturday Nov. 17
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Are you into Science? Technology? Engineering? Art? Math? If so, come by and check out our program and test your STEAM skills! Drop by to create, innovate, and learn!

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Introduction to 3D Printing

Tuesday Nov. 27
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Use Tinkercad to design your own objects, explore the Thingiverse 3D design database, order 3D printed items, and decorate your creations.

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Young Coders

Tuesday Dec. 4
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us to learn the basics of coding while making friends and having fun. Grades 1-4.

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STEAM Rolls!

Saturday Dec. 15
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Are you into Science? Technology? Engineering? Art? Math? If so, come by and check out our program and test your STEAM skills! Drop by to create, innovate, and learn!

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Code IT Class

Wednesday Mar. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Have you ever wanted to learn how coding works? This class will take you step-by-step through the process. Come explore coding. Grades 4-9.

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Maketober On Your Own

Using our Tech Tools

Can't make it to one of our Maketober programs? Make something on your own using our tech tools!

Tools to take home: GoPro and DSLR cameras, camcorders and laser engravers
Tools to use on site: 3D printers and scanners, button makers, Cricut machines, poster printers, sewing machines, lite boxes

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