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Joshua McCarthy

(815) 756-9568 ext. 2115|

July 2018

Maker Monday: 3D Design a Cell Phone Holder

July 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 31, 2018

We’ll be learning TinkerCAD—a free online 3D design program—to design your very own cell phone holder! After the class we’ll 3D print your design off for you to pick up in a few days! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 8 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815)…

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Makerspace Open Lab

July 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on July 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

Looking for place to work on your project? Maybe you’d just like to practice some of the skills you’ve learned in our classes? The Makerspace Open Lab is perfect for you! Come join us in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio where we’ll have a variety of supplies and computers on hand as well as knowledgeable staff members to assist you!  Space is limited, first come, first serve. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Computers 101: Introduction to Microsoft Excel

July 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Microsoft Excel is the business standard for spreadsheet programs and just plain useful to know. We’ll cover what a spreadsheet is, some things it can do, and how to do some basic functions and equations. Laptops will be supplied for this class. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before class in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For additional information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Maker Monday: 3D Design a Cell Phone Holder

July 30 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until July 31, 2018

We’ll be learning TinkerCAD—a free online 3D design program—to design your very own cell phone holder! After the class we’ll 3D print your design off for you to pick up in a few days! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 8 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815)…

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August 2018

Computers 101: Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables

August 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class will introduce you to pivot tables in excel. Pivot tables are just one more way to present information from the data you may store in an excel spreadsheet. This class will introduce you to how powerful and useful and easy creating pivot tables can be. Sign up begins 15 minutes before class begins in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815)756-9568 ext. 2115.  

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Maker Monday: 3D Design a Pendent

August 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 14, 2018

Using TinkerCAD we'll be designing our very own, customization pendant! After the class we’ll 3D print your design off for you to pick up in a few days! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 8 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Computers 101: Introduction to Microsoft Word

August 8 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to “Spell Check” are just a few of the basics covered in this course. Whether this is your first time making a document or you need a refresher lesson, this program will cover the basics to make you feel confident next time you create a bit of text. Computers are supplied for this class.…

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Maker Monday: 3D Design a Pendent

August 13 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 14, 2018

Using TinkerCAD we'll be designing our very own, customization pendant! After the class we’ll 3D print your design off for you to pick up in a few days! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 8 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Laser Cut a Personalized Keychain

August 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Keep your keys where you can find them with a customized key chain! Using Inkscape, acrylic and our laser cutter, you'll be able to design a small, personalized key chain that you get to keep for free! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 10 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact…

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Computers 101: Computer Basics

August 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you new to computers and having trouble performing basic tasks?  With lessons in Computer Basics, learn how to perform essential tasks using a mouse and keyboard while navigating the Windows operating system. Laptop computers will be provided for use in class. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before class in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Maker Monday: Sound Studio Orientation

August 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 28, 2018

Interested in using our new sound studio? Please join us for one of our orientation classes. We will cover available equipment, usage policies and behavior guidelines as well as a basic primer on equipment function.  Please note you do need to be a DeKalb Public Library cardholder 16 years old or older to use the sound studio, and attendance of an orientation class is needed before you can use the sound studio. Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes…

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Computers 101: Google Docs

August 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Use Google Docs to store, access, and share documents. You can make things like reports, spreadsheets, and presentations in Google Docs. It is a great way to collaborate on school work. It is all free and powered by Google. . Sign-up begins 15 minutes before class in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For more information, please contact Josh at joshuam@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2115.

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Maker Monday: Sound Studio Orientation

August 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 28, 2018

Interested in using our new sound studio? Please join us for one of our orientation classes. We will cover available equipment, usage policies and behavior guidelines as well as a basic primer on equipment function.  Please note you do need to be a DeKalb Public Library cardholder 16 years old or older to use the sound studio, and attendance of an orientation class is needed before you can use the sound studio. Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes…

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Laser Cut a Personalized Keychain

August 29 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2018

Keep your keys where you can find them with a customized key chain! Using Inkscape, acrylic and our laser cutter, you'll be able to design a small, personalized key chain that you get to keep for free! Class size is limited, sign-up begins 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. This class is for ages 10 and up and we ask that all attendees have basic computer and mouse skills. For more information, please contact…

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