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Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio

January 2019

Tinker Tuesday – CANCELLED

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

This program has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Workshop Wednesday: 3D Design a Birdhouse (Bilingual)

January 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

In this class, we’ll be using the free, web-based 3D modeling software TinkerCAD to design a small home for our feathered friends! After the class, we’ll 3D print your birdhouse to be picked up in a few days! This class and the birdhouse is completely free! Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first…

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Sound Saturday: Introduction to Audacity

January 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Looking to start your podcast? Maybe you have some old recordings you’d like to edit? Perhaps you’re just curious about sound recording in general? In this class, we’ll be learning about the free, open source software Audacity. We’ll cover the basics and have some practice files for you to edit. This class is completely free. Participants need to be at least 16 years old. Class size is limited and registration begins 30 minutes before class begins at the Tech Desk—first come…

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Maker Monday: 3D Design a Card Deck Box

January 28 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Are you looking a unique way to carry your Magic cards between tournaments? Maybe your Pokémon cards are getting dog-eared in your bag between games? Are your Yu-Gi-Oh! Decks a pain to get out of their sleeves?  Join us on Maker Monday as we design and customize your very own deck box! After the class, we’ll 3D print your box for you to pick-up in a few days. This class and the deck box are completely free! Participants need to…

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Tech Tuesday: Cyber Navigator

January 29 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? Have questions about setting up a Facebook account or getting on Twitter?  Our Cyber Navigator Frank is ready to assist you! Please note that the Cyber Navigtor cannot help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 45 minute sessions (10-10:45 and 10:45-11:30). If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact…

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Tinker Tuesday: Design a 3D Birdhouse

January 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

In this class, we’ll be using the free, web-based 3D modeling software TinkerCAD to design a small home for our feathered friends! After the class, we’ll 3D print your birdhouse to be picked up in a few days! This class and the birdhouse is completely free! Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first…

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Workshop Wednesday: Making a Plush Cat (Bilingual)

January 30 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2019

Join us as we learn to make a Cat Plush inspired by the comic cat Pusheen.   This program will teach a variety of sewing stitches. The program is geared towards people who are newer to hand sewing. All materials will be provided for this free class. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first…

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February 2019

Studio Open Lab

February 1 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Looking for a 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! We’ll have a variety of supplies and computers on hand as well as knowledgeable staff members to assist you. This class is completely free. Participants must be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, first come first…

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Maker Monday: Laser Cut Valentine’s Day Heart

February 4 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Create a personalized heart for your Valentine! We'll be learning the free program "Inkscape" and after you've designed the perfect heart, we'll cut them out for you on our laser cutter. This program is completely free. Participants need must at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first come, first serve. For more information, please contact the Tech Desk…

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Tech Tuesday: Cyber Navigator

February 5 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? Have questions about setting up a Facebook account or getting on Twitter?  Our Cyber Navigator Frank is ready to assist you! Please note that the Cyber Navigator cannot help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 45 minute sessions (10-10:45 and 10:45-11:30). If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact…

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Computers 101: Introduction to Google Docs

February 6 @ 6:30 AM - 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. Laptops will be provided. Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first come first serve. For more information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 6103.

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Sound Saturday: Introduction to Audacity

February 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Looking to start your podcast? Maybe you have some old recordings you’d like to edit? Perhaps you’re just curious about sound recording in general? In this class, we’ll be learning about the free, open source software Audacity. We’ll cover the basics and have some practice files for you to edit. This class is completely free. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Class size is limited and registration begins 30 minutes before class begins at the Tech Desk—first come first…

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Maker Monday: Laser Cut Valentine’s Day Heart

February 11 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Monday, repeating until February 12, 2019

Create a personalized heart for your Valentine! We'll be learning the free program "Inkscape" and after you've designed the perfect heart, we'll cut them out for you on our laser cutter. This program is completely free. Participants need must at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first come, first serve. For more information, please contact the Tech Desk…

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Tinker Tuesday: 3D Heart Key Chain

February 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as we learn the free, online 3D modeling software TinkerCAD to create a heart keychain, just in time for Valentine's day! After the class, we'll 3D print your key chain to be picked up. This class (and the keychain!) is completely free. Participants must be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at the Tech Desk—first come first serve. For…

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Computers 101: Introduction to Microsoft Word

February 13 @ 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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Studio Open Lab

February 15 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Friday, repeating until February 16, 2019

Looking for a 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! We’ll have a variety of supplies and computers on hand as well as knowledgeable staff members to assist you. This class is completely free. Participants must be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, first come first…

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Tech Tuesday: Cyber Navigator

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? Have questions about setting up a Facebook account or getting on Twitter?  Our Cyber Navigator Frank is ready to assist you! Please note that the Cyber Navigator cannot help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 45 minute sessions (10-10:45 and 10:45-11:30). If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact…

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Tinker Tuesday: 3D Key Chain

February 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

We'll be learning the free, online 3D modeling software TinkerCAD to design our very own key chain! After the class, the key chains will be printed on our 3D printers and available to be picked up in a couple of days. This class (and the key chains!) is completely free. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at…

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Computers 101: Computer Basics

February 20 @ 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. Class size is limited and registration begins 30 minutes before class begins at the Tech Desk—first come first serve. For more information, please contact the Tech Desk at techdesk@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext 6103.

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Sound Saturday: Introduction to Audacity

February 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Looking to start your podcast? Maybe you have some old recordings you’d like to edit? Perhaps you’re just curious about sound recording in general? In this class, we’ll be learning about the free, open source software Audacity. We’ll cover the basics and have some practice files for you to edit. This class is completely free. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Class size is limited and registration begins 30 minutes before class begins at the Tech Desk—first come first…

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Tech Tuesday: Cyber Navigator

February 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

Need help with your phone, tablet or computer? Have questions about setting up a Facebook account or getting on Twitter?  Our Cyber Navigator Frank is ready to assist you! Please note that the Cyber Navigator cannot help with issues involving sensitive personal data or device repair. Appointments are for 45 minute sessions (10-10:45 and 10:45-11:30). If there is an open time-slot, walk-ins will be available on a first come, first-serve basis. For questions, or to make an appointment, please contact…

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Tinker Tuesday: 3D Key Chain

February 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

We'll be learning the free, online 3D modeling software TinkerCAD to design our very own key chain! After the class, the key chains will be printed on our 3D printers and available to be picked up in a couple of days. This class (and the key chains!) is completely free. Participants need to be at least 12 years old (10 and 11-year-old children are welcome with an assisting accompanying adult). Class size is limited, sign-up begins a half-hour before class at…

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Computers 101: Intro to PowerPoint

February 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

PowerPoint is presentation software that is part of Microsoft Office. Educators and students often use it to teach something or show what they have learned. PowerPoint can also be used to make a slideshow for a special event like a graduation or wedding. In business, presentations are sometimes used to make a sales pitch. This class will show you the basics and give you time to start making your own PowerPoint slide show. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before class in…

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