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2 lego figures carrying box of bricks
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
:


Wednesday Dec 18 sign up

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:
Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm


Bulky Knitting Machine Certification Sessions:

Monday December 2 @ 7pm Registration

Wednesday December 11 @ 11am Registration

Wednesday December 18 @ 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.

Check out the newly created Medway Library Makerspace Facebook Page!

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First Tech Challenge spelled out with symbol above (triangle, circle, diamond all connected    Green face of a space alien, symbol for the robotics team
Sense and Sound Robotics Team
http://www.senseandsoundrobotics.org
Skystone logo for FTC robotics challenge



2019/2020 season is about to begin.
Stay turned for upcoming competitions
to cheer on our team!

email senseandsoundrobotics@gmail.com
for more information

 



Check out some of our newest books
and materials...

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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.

  
October 31
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

By Delia Owens

November 21
THE BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK

By Kim Richardson

December 19
A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By Charles Dickens

 


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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!






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Gingerbread house
Friends of the Medway Library presents:
The Annual Gingerbread Festival

Saturday, December 14th
Two Seatings: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m
.

Children of all ages are invited to visit the library and decorate a mini gingerbread house!
Space is limited and fills up quickly


Admission is a bag of candy to share.


Please do not sign up for both seatings.  

We will try to accommodate everyone on the wait list.   If you are on the wait list, you will be called Friday December 13 after 12pm after we have assembled all of the houses.

sign up for the 10:00 am seating here

sign up for the 11:30 am seating here

 

Photography Exhibit at the Library!


THE BAY STATE: A MULTICULTURAL LANDSCAPE
Photograph of young man with an American flag in the lapel of his suit.
Photographs by Mark Chester
Monday, November 4 through Tuesday, December 31


On display are a selection of portraits from the series of more than
400 naturalized U.S. citizens of the Commonwealth.

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape,
benefitting The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).

Cursive Club
Thursdays at 4:00

Explore the art of cursive handwriting. Reading and writing in cursive stretches our brains in ways that print does not. We will practice upper and lower case letters, reading notes written by others, as well as create some beautiful and funky projects to take home!
 
Cursive Club provides a place for new writers to explore the craft and older hands to brush up on this useful skill. Come when you can, it is not a structured class.

Ages 7 through Adult. Drop In.
 

Craft Tuesday
Pom-Pom Creations!
Tuesday December 17
4:30 - 5:30pm
        multicolor pom-poms
Stop by the Makerspace and make some 
Pom-Pom Hanging Creations!


We have yarn and pom-pom makers 
as well as premade pom-poms that 
you can turn into your own unique creation.   
Add a string and you have something to decorate with.


This is a walk-in craft, no registration required

birds made out of blue and purple pom-poms sitting in a tree
Ages 0 to 99+

multi-color circle carved up into sections STEAM THURSDAY
                   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.
   
green mobius strip


This month, join us in exploring Moebius strips!

The first object discovered with only one side and one edge! 
If you trace your finger around the edge of a Moebius strip,
you will go all the way around the entire edge
without having to lift your finger!

Build and take home your very own Moebius strip festoon
to hang around your house this holiday season.

Thursday, December 19
4:30 – 5:30 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

Chess at the Library!
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, December 21

11am - 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)

Stop by the Library this Summer
and explore the Makerspace!

 
It’s been 3 years since our opening and we have added so much more to the space.
 
What we have:  
-3D Printer
- Windows & Mac based computers (we have Photoshop, Illustrator,
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Final Cut Pro)

- Large Format Printer
- Slide/Negative/Photo digital image converter
- 8mm/Super 8 film converter
- 2 VHS to DVD converters
- DVD/CD Duplicator
- DVD/CD Buffer
- Epson Scanner (converts 12 slides at a time…)
- Thermal Laminator (handles up to 11.5” x17.5” sheets)
- Green Screen and Lighting
- Sewing Machines, Fabric, Patterns, How-To books, Embellishments
(zippers, trims, velcro, buttons, elastic and more)

- Bulky Knitting Machine
- Soldering Iron, Drill, Miter Box & Saw, stapler, small hand tools,
electronic components & glue gun

- Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl/Paper Cutter
(over 100 patterns to choose from or create your own)
- Knitting needles, crochet needles, cross-stitch supplies, books and yarn
-Scrapbooking, papercraft supplies
(paper punches, decorative scissors, stickers…)

- Pom Pom makers, Origami supplies and books
- Kids Activity table containing coloring books, crayons,
markers, legos, blocks, snap circuits and more.

 
Makerspace is opened
Monday thru Thursday 10am until 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 10am until 2pm
 
 

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

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 December 2 @ 7pm Registration

Wednesday December 11 @ 11am Registration

Wednesday December 18 @ 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 Thursdays 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