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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

Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of sewing, including threading a needle and knotting thread, as well as basic stitches like the running stitch and basting stitch. We’ll practice these skills as we sew a pillow case from scratch. All supplies are provided.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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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, May 30, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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From Cowford to Jacksonville - CANCELLED

Join us in the Jax Makerspace as local historian Linda Harper leads a talk on the structure and history of Jacksonville’s surviving Shotgun houses in the Lavilla community.

CANCELLED

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Introduction to 3D Printing Pens

A 3D printing pen is an easy-to-use and portable way to create 3D objects. Let your imagination run free! In this course we will look at 3D Printing Pens and some of the ways you could use this tool. From drawing on flat surfaces to creating in air join us in the Jax Makerspace for some creative fun. (Topics1)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Altered Objects Collab: Roosevelt Watson III

Every other Thursday in June you can find Altered Objects artist Roosevelt Watson III painting on his mural, “How Did You Play a Hand”, commissioned by the Mayor’s Young Advisory Council. Join us in the Jax Makerspace to add your hand print to this community-inspired mural.

Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Adobe Photoshop 1

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop such as 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 photos even better. We
recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out
of this class. (Special1) (Biz1) JAX Makerspace

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Young Adult Job Fair

Organizations will staff tables to offer employment, volunteering and job search opportunities to young adults ages 16-24; guest speakers will make presentations in Jax Makerspace. Early Access Pass holders will be admitted starting at 10:00.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

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Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of sewing, including threading a needle and knotting thread, as well as basic stitches like the running stitch and basting stitch. All supplies are provided.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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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, June 6, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Robot Derby

Come join us in the 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, June 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library - June 2017

Art Walk @ Main Library – June 2017
HELP US CELEBRATE CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Jax Makerspace Activities
>Community Partner: Eco Relics - Pallet Furniture Making Station
>Felt Rainbow Pin Making Station

Lobby & Lounge @ 303 North
>Ego Killer DJs Dr. Strangelove and Eden Shurman of Ego Killer Jaxlore
>Popsicle Stick Rainbow Frame Craft Station
>Greenscreen (Featuring “UNFRAMED” Photo Props)

Art Exhibits
>Altered Objects (Jax Makerspace)
>Jovian Treasure (Jax Makerspace)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

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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, June 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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