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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
:

Jan 23 registration
Feb 27 registration
Mar 27 registration
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
- 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


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.

First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected 
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday
7 - 9 pm in the Makerspace
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org



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rocks and minerals
Radical Rocks, Magnificent Minerals
At the Medway Library
Thursday, January 17
4 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace
3rd Graders and up are invited to join us
in the Makerspace to explore Science in a fun way
This month we will be exploring rocks & minerals….   
From kitchen countertops to chalk,  rocks and minerals
can be found in the most unlikely places.
Join us as we discover some of
the different types and how they are formed.
Registration Required

Oh Shoot! Photography Group
Thursday, 1/31 at 7:00 PM


OH SHOOT! 
Photography Group  
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. 

NEXT MEETING:
Thursday, January 31st
7:00 in the Cole Room
 
January Photo Challenge: 
CAPTURING FOOD
Embrace the challenge!  Start your New Year off by experimenting with photographing a cup of coffee, a cookie, pasta night dinner. 
Check out on-line tips for food photography and have some fun!
 

Medway Library / Senior Center Book Group


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. 
 
             January  31           THE KNOWLEDGE             
                           By Martha Grimes

February 28     THE OUTERMOST  HOUSE
                       By Henry Beston
 

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Dynamic Dominoes
Tuesday, January 22
2:00 – 3:30 pm

in the Cole Room
3rd Graders and up are
invited to join us in the
Cole Room to explore the art of
domino-building.
Stop by the Medway Library and have some
fun setting up the dominoes and toppling them
.
Register or Drop in.
 Registration Link

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. 
triangle made of multicolor tangrams
This month we will look at the mind-blowing

Chinese geometric puzzle known as TANGRAMS in a fun and exciting way!

Thursday, January 24
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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YA Edition
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inting with Trudi - Bob Ross Style
Saturday January 26
11 am - 1:30 pm
in the Makerspace


Join us for a day of painting with our resident artist, Trudi.   She will show you how to use oil paints to create a Bob Ross Style painting.    A light snack will be served.
Open to children 13 and older
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."

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Cross-Stitching with Nicole

Wednesday January 30
7:00-8:30pm

Learn the basic techniques of cross-stitching by a local Artist.   
You will stitch a small design and turn it into a button or magnet.  
You can check out some of Nicole's crafted items on instagram:
  @salt.air.stitches or on facebook: fb.me/saltairstitches
Open to adults 18 and older.   
Registration is required.
Class is limited to 8 participants.
Held in the Makerspace at the Medway Library
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.   
Forms are available at the circulation desk.

Bob Ross painting landscape scene
Painting with Trudi - Bob Ross Style
Wednesday February 6
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 and there may also be a few other fun surprises.  
Open to adults 18 and older.   
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."

Quilting Workshop
Bargello Quilt Workshop

Bargello style quilt in rainbow colors

Thursday February 13
6:30 - 9:00pm


Make your very own
Bargello Quilt from a pre-assembled kit, then turn it
into a table runner,  pillow or anything else you can imagine.

This project will cover some basic concepts of quilting and how to use a sewing machine.   
Class is open to individuals 17 yrs or older.
Held in the Medway Library Makerspace
Registration Required 


Click Here to Register
 
Participants will be considered certified on the sewing machines after the completion of the workshop.
 
Makerspace Waiver and Room Agreement forms must be completed prior to workshop.  
Forms are available at the circulation desk

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 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 dbusa@minlib.net)


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

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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 $19.00 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 used for Winter Wonderland visits

Courtesy of the Friends of the Library