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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
:

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
- NEW Pom Pom makers

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Special weekly walk-in 3D Printer Certification Sessions:
Tuesdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:
Monday, May 20 @ 7pm Registration
Wednesday, May 22 @ 11am Registration
Wednesday, May 29 @ 11am Registration


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.

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Sense and Sound Robotics Team
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org
 



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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  generally on the last Thursday of each month.

    May 30  
LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK

 By Kathleen Rooney


 


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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!






FRIENDS OF THE MEDWAY LIBRARY

 

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Sensory Storytime
Monday, May 20th, 6:30 PM
Sensory Storytime words spelled in colorful letters on a black background.
Space is limited! Register in advance.
Ages 2-8.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, music, movement and therapeutic play that incorporates the five senses. This program welcomes children of all abilities to create an inclusive environment. Please talk with Miss Lucy prior to the program to if you have any questions regarding your child’s needs.

Preschool STEM Mondays in May
May 6th, May 13th, May 20th, @ 12:45 PM
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Join Miss Lucy and Miss Yvette from the Walpole CFCE Program for a series of workshops for little ones! Explore colors, ecosystems, motion, counting, measuring and more!
Ages 2.5 to 5. Register or Drop-In.

Click HERE to register for MAY 6
"It's Hot in Here!"- Investigate how the plants and animals of the desert have adapted to their difficult environment.
Click HERE to register for MAY 13
"Creative Color"- Get set for a colorful afternoon of science experiments.
Click HERE to register for MAY 20
"Gotta Fly!"- Set your flight plan for fun as we test different ways to get big air!
 
This activity is sponsored by the Medway Public Library and Walpole CFCE Program which is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant.

 
AT THE MEDWAY LIBRARY
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.

Chess at the Library!
Saturday, May 18
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
(held in the conference room)

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Cross-Stitching with Nicole
Wednesday May 29
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.

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Kitchen Chemistry!
At the Medway Library
Thursday, May 30 fr
om 4 – 5 pm
in the Makerspace

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

This month we will be exploring Kitchen Chemistry!
Bubbles, color changes, temperature changes...these are just some of the fun reactions that can happen when we mix chemicals that we find in our kitchens!  See what happens in our lab as we explore carbon dioxide gas, acids and bases, and even yeast in this fun, hands-on science exploration!

Register here for Thursday May 30
 


OH SHOOT! Image of person holding smartphone, photographing beautiful landscape of lake
Photography Group  
Thursday, May 30th 
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.
 
May Photo Challenge: 
SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY   The best camera is the one you have with you! Almost all of us carry a phone with a camera so our challenge is to use that handy device to capture photos that rival your DSLR. Add an extra challenge and take the same shot with your DSLR and see if we can tell the difference!    

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.

Monday, May 20 @ 7pm Registration
Wednesday, May 22 @ 11am Registration
Wednesday, May 29 @ 11am Registration


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

Makerspace
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Friday Drop-in Technical Assistance


Every Friday morning from 10-12pm there will be someone in the Makerspace
to help with the equipment on the Tech Side of the room.

They can 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!

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.

Medway Cable Access representative at computerDROP - IN
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 $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