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Jax Makerspace

The first floor of the Main Library is being transformed into a collaborative space for artists, musicians, hobbyists, techies, writers and more. Explore and create, meet new people and access the library’s many resources for more information about your pursuits.

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Get more information, get answers to your questions and learn how you can become involved in the Jax Makerspace by contacting us at jaxmakerspace@coj.net.   

 

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Jax Makerspace Events

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Introduction to Web Design: Basic HTML

Beginning with basic HTML, Intro to Web Design will show you how to begin coding your own website. In this class, we will discuss HTML, the foundational language that powers most websites on the Internet. (Topics1 Jax Makerspace)

Sunday, January 22, 2017 -
1:15pm to 2:45pm

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Build It

From Legos to Little Bits! Stop by the Jax Makerspace for hands-on opportunities to build and create with low and high-tech building kits.
(STEM1)

Monday, January 23, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

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Audio Explorations: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Tinker Lab

Explore and create in the Jax Makerspace with fun STEAM-based activities and tech, from Makey Makey kits to 3D pens.(STEM1)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

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GIMP Digital Image Editing

Introduction to Open Source: GIMP - Digital Image Editing - In this class, we will explore the open source image editing software GIMP. Try out this free Photoshop alternative and learn how to begin editing your photos and creating original drawings, designs and more. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Robot Derby

Join us for a robot derby in the Jax Makerspace! Race your way through an obstacle course with Sphero and SPRK+ robots. All ages are welcome.(STEM1)

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Social Stitches

Get crafty with yarn in the Jax Makerspace! Bring your unfinished project, get ideas for your next project, and share tips and techniques.

(ArtsCrafts1)

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

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Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, is offering a new, one-hour writing circle in the Jax Makerspace on the Fourth Friday of every month. All are welcome, at no charge.

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville, is a new writing community for Jacksonville writers. Their mission is to nurture and celebrate the individual voice by facilitating supportive writing circles and by encouraging people to craft more conscious lives through the art of writing and the practices of community. Learn more about this community at WomenWritingJacksonville.com.

(Other1)

Friday, January 27, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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3D Design: TinkerCAD

Learn the basics of creating and manipulating 3-D objects using simple and free 3-D design software. Also learn best practices for designing objects that are 3-D printer friendly. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, January 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Coding: Python 1

Python is a fairly simple, common programming language that can be used in a wide variety of ways. In this class we will learn the basics of this excellent language and learn how to begin coding in Python using free resources. While we welcome participants from different background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Writing Circle: creating your own State of the Union address

Please join us in the Jax Makerspace as Yvette Hyater-Adams will show us how to craft a personal State of the Union address. Ms. Hyater-Adams is a 2016 Community Foundation Art Ventures grant recipient and regional envoy for the United States Department of Arts and Culture.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

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Build It

From Legos to Little Bits! Stop by the Jax Makerspace for hands-on opportunities to build and create with low and high-tech building kits.
(STEM1)

Monday, January 30, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

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Audio Explorations: Guitar Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar, but can’t find the time? Come by the Jax Makerspace on your lunch break! Learn basic guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Registration is not required, but group lessons are on a first come, first serve basis. (Music1)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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3D Design: Blender

In this course we will go over the basic of 3-D modeling with the popular open-source program Blender. Learn how to make 3-D models on your computer that can be easily animated or even printed with a 3-D printer. While we welcome participants from different background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, February 3, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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African Movement Dance Class

Slip on your comfortable clothes and get ready to move! Join us in the Jax Makerspace each week as instructors will teach different techniques in African dance. Led by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts instructors. (ArtsCrafts1) (Kesha1)

Saturday, February 4, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a preview of the documentary airing on PBS Frontline as we celebrate the life and works of Maya Angelou. Learn how to write poetry – it’s easier than you think! – with Hope at Hand. (Kesha1)
(Blackhistory1) (Culturalfusion1) (JPL50)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

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Queens & Seams

Featured artist Jovita Harper takes us on a textile adventure in the Jax Makerspace, sharing the origins, prints and symbolism of her favorite African fabrics. She will also demonstrate how she creates her award-winning clothing. (Kesha1)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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3D Design: AutoDesk 123d

Learn the basics of creating and manipulating 3D objects using Autodesk 123d. “For people who want to make things themselves, Autodesk 123D is free software integrated with content and fabrication services” (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, February 10, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Pen Your Kesha Story

Join us in the Jax Makerspace as Yvette Hyater-Adams will show us how to craft the stories of our names in a format to pass on to our descendants and the world. Hyater-Adams is a 2016 Community Foundation Art Ventures grant recipient and regional envoy for the United States Department of Arts and Culture. (Kesha1)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:30pm

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African Movement Dance Class

Slip on your comfortable clothes and get ready to move! Join us in the Jax Makerspace each week as instructors will teach different techniques in African dance. Led by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts instructors. (ArtsCrafts1) (Kesha1)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

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