It’s almost March again! Bring on the sun! Bring on the rain! Bring on the warmer temperatures! Bring on the DIY Tech classes at the Library! Yep!! During the month of March, we’re celebrating the American Library Association’s DIY Tech Tech Week at the library. Not only will you be able to attend some pretty sweet workshops at your local branch, but there’s a great event happening at Central Library, too. And did we mention two free iPod Touches and free 1GB USB wrist bands? Read on…..
Central Library first: Saturday, March 8 from 11-3 p.m., we are going all out with various Tech Art Crafts, a real 3D printer demonstration and you can listen to author Mike Mullin give a presentation on how taekwondo is like writing (complete with book sales and signings!).
Branch workshop details:
DIY Switchcraft – Learn about switches and other components of electrical circuits while you make your very own set of bracelets that light up when you place them next to each other!
DIY Comics – Find out about the basics of creating a drawing a comic. You can bring your own characters to life and turn ideas into stories. You’ll leave with your own six-page comic book.
DIY Permaculture – Learn how to work with nature instead of against it, about sustainable living and make your own solar cooker.
Protect Your Tech with Duct Tape – You’ll create your own protective cover for a favorite piece of portable technology.
3D Printing – Find out about all the great things that can be made on a 3D printer.
What about the iPod Touches? And the USB bracelets? We didn’t forget… There will be a system wide drawing for two iPod Touches and every branch will give away a copy of one of Mike Mullin’s books. And be sure to ask about the Teen Tech Week puzzle. Solve it and you’ll get a cool 1GB USB wrist band.
See you at the Library!
— Michael Perry