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Jax Makerspace

Explore, Collaborate, Create

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.

Let us know what you think about the Makerspace and how it can better suit your interests.   We want to hear from you

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

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, February 21, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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What’s in a Name?

Inspired by Jax Reads NEA Big Read selection The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and the Kesha exhibition, we will examine what names mean to us and the people around us? Did you know some countries have restrictions or traditions regarding names? Join us in the Jax Makerspace for the discussion and share the stories behind your names and more. (Read1 JPL50) (Kesha1) (Blackhistory1)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:45pm

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Robot Derby

Come join us in the Jax Makerspace for a fun hands on experience with Sphero robots. Can you make it through our robot obstacle course? Come and take a test drive!(Topics1)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
10:00am 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.

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Thursday, February 23, 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, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Adobe Photoshop 1

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop. In this introduction we will learn how to use some of the more common tools, make basic changes to an image, gain familiarity with Adobe’s directory software, and make your great photos ever better. 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 24, 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) (Blackhistory1)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

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Speak Life Spoken Word Show: Young Poets Speaking-Up and Speaking-Out

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for young poets speaking up and speaking out on relevant topics that concern them and their community.
Free Spoken Word Show & Community Discussion

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Adobe Photoshop 2

In this class we will dig deeper into using Photoshop, as we learn about layers, masking, and selection tools. Students for this course should have taken Photoshop 1 or have a basic understanding of Photoshop. 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, March 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! Each week instructors will teach different techniques in African dance. The class will be led by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Instructor Christa Sylla. A Makerspace program (ArtsCrafts1) (Kesha1)

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

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Conversations of Colorism

University of North Florida Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder specializes in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She'll lead this conversation exploring how skin tone within ethnicity is viewed, along with the challenges and stereotypes to overcome. A Makerspace program (Kesha1)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm

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The Art of Health

Stigmas are associated with black women and mental health. Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a lecture on the importance of mental health awareness and how you can use art as a form of therapy. (Kesha1)

Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

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Stepping and Sisterhood

Featured artist Dania W. Frink will discuss how much it means to her identity to be a part of sorority. Local sorority chapters - Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and more - will give a step show demo. A Makerspace program (Kesha1)

Sunday, March 5, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Treat Yourself: Bath Bombs

Local artist Jennifer Mims will share her pampering secrets, and teach you how to make Bath Bombs for the special person in your life-you!. A Makerspace program (Kesha1)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Cover of GIMP - Digital Image Editing

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. (Special1) JAX Makerspace

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

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Treat Yourself: Jewelry Upcycle

Don't get rid of that mismatched earring, broken necklace, or ring that no longer fits. Bring in your old jewelry and jewelry designer Kandice Clark will show you how to repurpose it into something new. A Makerspace program (Kesha1)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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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 coding elements in HTML, including images and links. (Topics1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, March 17, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Movie: Good Hair

The 2009 American documentary starring and narrated by Chris Rock focuses on the issue of how African-American women have perceived-and historically styled-their hair. Be sure to stay for the Black Hair Care Forum immediately following. A Makerspace program (Kesha1)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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African Movement Dance Class

Slip on your comfortable clothes and get ready to move! Each week instructors will teach different techniques in African dance. The class will be led by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Instructor Christa Sylla. A Makerspace program (ArtsCrafts1) (Kesha1)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

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