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Write a short story!

You’ve always wanted to write a short story, admit it!  Now’s your chance.  David Russell will walk you through the basics and you will be AMAZED at what will you accomplish in just 5 classes.

Image via wikipedia

Image via wikipedia

 

Craft Cafe

  • Craft Cafe
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology Meeting Room
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Want to get crafty? Bring your project to the library and enjoy crafting, coffee and conversation. All crafters and projects are welcome: scrapbooking, crocheting, beading, paper arts … anything creative! Craft Cafe meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

 

  • Writing and Reading Our Poetry
  • Main Library, Business Science & Technology meeting room
  • March 11, 2015
  • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Free

 

If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn poetry techniques, look no further than the library!  Join local poet Michael Derrick Hudson and examine published poems by established poets to find ways to apply their techniques to your writing.  If you’d like constructive criticism for your own poetry, please bring it with you.
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Soltré

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  • Musical Performance:  Soltré
  • Main Library, Theater
  • March 8, 2015
  • 2:00 pm
  • Free admission

Soltré plays a rich brew of Irish jigs, reels and songs with ventures into American old-time and a dash of originality. All are accomplished instrumentalists and vocalists — seasoned performers of traditional music, who love to play exciting renditions of Irish and old-time fiddle music and song. Members include Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman, Rick Willey, Adam Carter, Nolan Ladewski & Eric Feichter.

Many thanks to our Art, Music & Media Department for arranging such great musical performances at the library!  Hope to see you there!

 

Visit the Maker Lab at the Georgetown Branch Library this Spring!  Our classes for March 2015 are:

 

Fabric Coasters

  • Mondays
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of machine sewing while doing a hands on project to make a cool set of coasters! Registration is required. Maximum of 2 participants.  Click here to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1320 to register.

 

3D Printing 101

  • Tuesdays
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Explore our 3D printer and use tinkercad.com to create original 3D objects. Registration is required. Maximum of 6 participants.   Click here to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1320 to register.

 

Illustrator 101

  • Wednesdays
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to make artwork and images in Adobe Illustrator.  Registration is required.   Click here to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1320 to register.

 

Soldering 101

  • Saturdays
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to solder and make a cool Altoids tin flashlight.  Registration is required. Maximum of 2 participants.  Click here to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1320 to register.

 

Open Lab

  • Saturdays
  • 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Come on in and use the lab for any projects that you’re starting or need help with.  Our Maker Lab Guide will be available to assist you.

 

Tours of the Maker Lab are available by appointment.

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A few things to note before coming:

  • Children under the age of 12 need to have a parent or legal guardian with them
  • No open toed shoes please! Some of the materials and equipment we work with could hurt your toes if they were exposed; we like you to have as many digits when you leave as when you came in.
  • No loose-fitting or dangling pieces of clothing. We don’t want your favorite shirt getting caught in machinery.
  • Tie back long hair. We wouldn’t want your hair getting caught in machinery any more than your favorite shirt.

 

  • DJ Cafe, ages 16 and up.  March 3, 2015 (3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and March 18, 2015 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) The first 30 minutes will be dedicated to a tutorial on using one of the many features of The Maker Lab’s Digital Audio Workspace, FL Studio 10.  DJ’s will then be able to plug in headphones and practice making beats.  Space is limited.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

 

  • Intro to Blender for 3D Printing, ages 12 and up.  March 7, 2015 (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.)  Learn basic Blender skills and create your own chess piece!  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Adobe Illustrator Demonstration, ages 16 and upMarch 10, 2015 (3:30 – 5:00 pm).  Learn how to use the 5 most popular tools and gain an introduction to the mysterious Pen tool, all on the Maker Lab’s computers.  Space is limited.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • A Newbie’s Guide to CSS and HTML, ages 16 and up. March 11, 2015 (6:30 – 8:00 pm).  Participants will learn how to create and style a document, add a page title, insert a photo, and make a list.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Intro to Robots, ages 11 – 18March 17, 2015 (3:30 – 5:00 pm).  Learn how to attach servos to wheels and send simple commands to move left, right, forward, and back.  Click on the date to sign up through our online calendar or call 260-421-1250 to register.

 

  • Access Fort Wayne OrientationMarch 19, 2015 (6:00 – 8:00 pm).  Learn what you can do and what is prohibited by the FCC, tour the studios, and get started making television.

 

A few things to note before coming:

  • Children under the age of 12 need to have a parent or legal guardian with them
  • No open toed shoes please! Some of the materials and equipment we work with could hurt your toes if they were exposed; we like you to have as many digits when you leave as when you came in.
  • No loose-fitting or dangling pieces of clothing. We don’t want your favorite shirt getting caught in machinery.
  • Tie back long hair. We wouldn’t want your hair getting caught in machinery any more than your favorite shirt.

The Lab in the Main Library is located in the Main Hall in the former public computer room.  Hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00-9:00 and Saturday from 10-6:00. (Certified Adult users will be allowed into the Lab in the morning if the Lab is available.)

Questions? Please call us at 260-421-1250.

 

 

 

  • al-gaffGrandpa and the Kid:  Two Civilians in the Ranks at Gettysburg
  • Monroeville Branch
  • March 4, 2015
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Free

Two men, civilians John L. Burns, a Gettysburg constable and veteran of the War of 1812, and Charles F. Weakley, a local boy, took up arms on July 1, 1863 to help the Union Army repel the Confederate invasion.

Burns was wounded three times and became a national hero.  The old man was photographed, visited by Abraham Lincoln, memorialized in a poem, and buried in 1872 under a tombstone that reads “Patriot”.  Weakley was also wounded but no one remembered his name.  The youngster recovered from his wounds and enlisted in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry where he served until his death on November 23, 1864.  There are no known photos of him, no memorials on the battlefield, and the location of his grave is unknown.

Al Gaff, Civil War Historian, will discuss the Battle of Gettysburg and the very different stories of these two men.

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