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May 2018

Maker Monday: 3D Design an Animal Coat Hanger

May 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 21, 2018

Spring is finally here, and with it, the need to hang up our winter coats! Come join us Monday evenings in May as we learn how to use the 3D design software TinkerCAD to design a spiffy new animal themed coat hanger! After the class, we’ll print your coat hanger out for you on our 3D printers to be picked up in a couple of days! This class and the accompanying 3D print is completely free! We do ask that…

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Advanced 3D Printing: Using Meshmixer to Improve Your Prints

May 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meshmixer is a fantastic program designed to help you better prepare 3D designs for printing. Learn how to cut objects apart, create custom supports, hollow out a model and check for any mesh errors. We  ask that attendees have some 3D printing experience. Attendees will be supplied with a laptop that has Meshmixer installed on it  as well as a variety of digital models to work on to follow along with in class. Class attendance will be limited to 6,…

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Computers 101: Computer Basics

May 23 @ 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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Computer Basics 101: Advanced Excel-Pivot Tables

May 30 @ 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 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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June 2018

Maker Monday: 3D Design and Print a Picture Frame

June 4 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

This month will be learning how to design a picture frame for you to put all summer pictures! We’ll be learning the free, online 3D design program TinkerCAD (www.tinkercad.com) After you’ve perfected your design, we’ll 3D print them for you to pick up in a couple of days. This class and the accompanying 3D print is completely free! We do ask that participants be at least 8 years old, and have basic computer skills. No experience with 3D design or…

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Makerspace Open Lab

June 6 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2018

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 in 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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Introduction to Microsoft Word

June 6 @ 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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Build a Foamboard Picture Frame

June 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Using foamboard, yarn and a variety of charms we’ll build the perfect foamboard picture frame. Please note,  we will be using knives and hot glue in the class and we ask that participants be 14 years or older, those under 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult. All supplies will be provided. Class size is limited  for the free class and sign up beings 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For more information,…

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Maker Monday: 3D Design and Print a Picture Frame

June 11 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

This month will be learning how to design a picture frame for you to put all summer pictures! We’ll be learning the free, online 3D design program TinkerCAD (www.tinkercad.com) After you’ve perfected your design, we’ll 3D print them for you to pick up in a couple of days. This class and the accompanying 3D print is completely free! We do ask that participants be at least 8 years old, and have basic computer skills. No experience with 3D design or…

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Build a Foam Board House

June 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Foam board is a fantastic building material: inexpensive, sturdy and commonly available—it’s the perfect thing for making your school project, prototyping a design  or improving your hobby.  In this class we’ll learn the best way for cutting, pinning, beveling and gluing foam board in order to build a small house.  All supplies will be provided! Please note,  we will be using knives, pins and hot glue in the class and we ask that participants be 14 years or older. Those…

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Introduction to Online Job Searching

June 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Most employers have switched to digital applications. while others have turned to online job-posting boards where potential employees can search and apply. However, there are literally thousands of websites geared towards job searching. With this course in Online Job Searches, learn which sites are the best for local jobs and how to market yourself to a future employer. Basic mouse, keyboard and web navigations skills are required for the class.  Class size is limited and sign up beings 15 minutes…

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Maker Monday: 3D Design and Print a Picture Frame

June 18 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

This month will be learning how to design a picture frame for you to put all summer pictures! We’ll be learning the free, online 3D design program TinkerCAD (www.tinkercad.com) After you’ve perfected your design, we’ll 3D print them for you to pick up in a couple of days. This class and the accompanying 3D print is completely free! We do ask that participants be at least 8 years old, and have basic computer skills. No experience with 3D design or…

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Makerspace Open Lab

June 20 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2018

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 in 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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Computer Basics

June 20 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This class is designed for those individuals with little to no experience with computers. We’ll cover the very basics of computer usage, from the keyboard and mouse to navigating the desktop and opening programs. 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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Make a Chalkboard Flowerpot

June 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Using chalkboard paint and flowerpots, we’ll be making our very own customizable flowerpot! A variety of colors will be available so your flower pot can be as original as you!  All supplies are provided for this free class! We do ask that participants be at least 8 years old. Class size is limited and sign up beings 15 minutes before class starts 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 and Print a Picture Frame

June 25 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 26, 2018

This month will be learning how to design a picture frame for you to put all summer pictures! We’ll be learning the free, online 3D design program TinkerCAD (www.tinkercad.com) After you’ve perfected your design, we’ll 3D print them for you to pick up in a couple of days. This class and the accompanying 3D print is completely free! We do ask that participants be at least 8 years old, and have basic computer skills. No experience with 3D design or…

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Build a Foam Board House

June 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2018

Foam board is a fantastic building material: inexpensive, sturdy and commonly available—it’s the perfect thing for making your school project, prototyping a design  or improving your hobby.  In this class we’ll learn the best way for cutting, pinning, beveling and gluing foam board in order to build a small house.  All supplies will be provided! Please note,  we will be using knives, pins and hot glue in the class and we ask that participants be 14 years or older. Those…

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Design a Business Card

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

In this class, we will discuss good design principles to make a good first impression and use MS Publisher to make a business card. Please note, we will be using knives and hot glue in the class and we ask that participants be 14 years or older, those under 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited and sign up beings 15 minutes before class starts in the Nancy D. Castle Collaboration Studio. For more…

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