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Jax Makerspace Events

Explore, collaborate and create in the Jax Makerspace! Browse our available equipment, book a reservation, and learn more about our space.

Do you have an idea for a program or event? Let us know!



Main Library
Dec 15 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital Photography 1: Basics

This class will take you through the basics of digital photography and camera fundamentals. Boost your photography skills by taking some of the mystery out of using DSLR cameras. We will introduce you to the basics of digital camera functions including automatic and manual settings. This class is for the novice or entry level photographer who wants to gain better knowledge of digital cameras as a tool.

Makerspace 1

Main Library
Dec 19 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Crafternoon: Mend Your Own Business CANCELLED

Do you have something that needs mending, a hem or pocket? Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of hand sewing, including threading a needle, knotting thread, and basic stitches. Feel free to bring your garment (no delicates, please).

Main Library
Dec 19 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Dec 19 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Word in Motion with SELAH

Presented by SELAH (Studio of Evangelistic Living Arts in Harmony), join us in the Jax Makerspace for a demonstration and tutorial of multi-genre Christian-centered dances, to include an array of global musical influences from traditional Biblical, African, Hawaiian, to Latin, Contemporary and beyond.

Music1, Makerspace1

Main Library
Dec 20 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

STEAM-Powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including web-based video game design, 3D modeling, beginning web design, and more!

Main Library
Dec 20 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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)

Main Library
Dec 21 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

DIY Holiday

DIY your holiday with the Jax Makerspace! Join us as we feature a different make-and-take craft each week, from paper ornaments to pompom garlands.

Main Library
Dec 23 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Basic Sewing: Introduction to Sewing Machines CANCELLED

If you're new to using a sewing machine or need a refresher, join us in the Jax Makerspace for this basic machine skills class. In this guided class, the instructor will review basic machine skills, including threading a needle, loading a bobbin, and stitching seams.

Class begins promptly at 11:30am. Please register to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

If you'd like to book a sewing machine for independent use, please make a reservation at the link below.

(Makerspace1)

Main Library
Dec 23 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Dec 27 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

STEAM-Powered at the Jax Makerspace!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for a different STEAM-powered activity, including web-based video game design, 3D modeling, beginning web design, and more!

Main Library
Dec 28 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

DIY Holiday

DIY your holiday with the Jax Makerspace! Join us as we feature a different make-and-take craft each week, from paper ornaments to pompom garlands.

Main Library
Dec 29 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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 backgrounds and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class.

Makerspace 1

Main Library
Dec 30 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Acrylics Painting Class

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for an instructional class on painting with acrylics. With guided instruction, participants will learn tips and techniques for working with acrylic paint. All supplies are provided but seats are limited, so pre-registration is suggested.

Main Library
Jan 2 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Jan 3 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of the Jax Makerspace’s ukuleles! Ukuleles are an great instrument for beginners. An instructor will be present to teach basic notes, chords, and other beginner ukulele knowledge. Learn to reserve and use a ukulele at the Main Library! Three ukuleles and tuners will be provided for student use.

Main Library
Jan 3 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

HELP US RING IN THE YEAR!

Art Exhibits, Performances, and Activities
>Living History: A Cultural Mosaic (JMS gallery)
"Parnter Night"
>Proof of Movement: A Study of Place and Being - UNF Senior
show for Nat Sassine and Rebecca Rodriguez
(JMS - Zimmerman Overlook)
>Around the World Photography of Lee-Margaret Borland
(Betty Francis Gallery and 2nd floor; Open until 7PM)
>Intro to Genealogy Class (5:30–7PM E-Classroom 124)
>3D Pen Station (JMS)
>Jax Make-It Kits Station (JMS)
>Green Screen Station (JMS)

Main Library
Jan 6 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Make an Origami Crane

Join us and learn how to make an origami crane and learn about the Jax Makerspace's 1,000 Paper Cranes Project! No experience needed. Origami paper will be provided.

Main Library
Jan 6 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Jan 9 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Healthy Living for Everyone: Make Your Own Winter Healing Balms

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and let a certified herbalist teach you how to make your own winter healing balms using natural ingredients. All supplies are provided.

Main Library
Jan 9 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Jan 10 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

3D Printing: Basics

Come to the Jacksonville Public Library and learn the basics of this new cutting edge technology. Learn how 3D printers are used to create prototypes, print food and print one of a kind jewelry pieces. This class explains the basic concepts of how 3D printing is done.(Topics1)
(Makerspace1)

Main Library
Jan 13 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Acrylics Painting Class

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for an instructional class on painting with acrylics. With guided instruction, participants will learn tips and techniques for working with acrylic paint. All supplies are provided but seats are limited, so pre-registration is suggested.

Main Library
Jan 13 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Hamilton Day

The Jax Makerspace is celebrating Alexander Hamilton's birthday and the Broadway musical, Hamilton: Alexander Hamilton reenacted, Hamilton trivia with Kerry Speckman, Alexander Hamilton look-alike contest, and Hamilton, the musical karaoke sing-along.

Main Library
Jan 16 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Healthy Eating

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn about healthy eating from a nutrition expert from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.

Main Library
Jan 16 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Jan 17 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of the Jax Makerspace’s ukuleles! Ukuleles are an great instrument for beginners. An instructor will be present to teach basic notes, chords, and other beginner ukulele knowledge. Learn to reserve and use a ukulele at the Main Library! Three ukuleles and tuners will be provided for student use.

Main Library
Jan 20 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Jan 20 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Make an Origami Crane

Join us and learn how to make an origami crane and learn about the Jax Makerspace's 1,000 Paper Cranes Project! No experience needed. Origami paper will be provided.

Main Library
Jan 22 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Digital Photography 1: Basics

This class will take you through the basics of digital photography and camera fundamentals. Boost your photography skills by taking some of the mystery out of using DSLR cameras. We will introduce you to the basics of digital camera functions including automatic and manual settings. This class is for the novice or entry level photographer who wants to gain better knowledge of digital cameras as a tool.

Makerspace 1

Main Library
Jan 24 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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

Main Library
Jan 27 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

Mapping Our Past Featuring PBS Antiques Roadshow's Christopher Lane

Join us for a day of fun, interactive, map-themed programs and activities for all ages!

Our keynote speaker will be PBS Antique Roadshow's Christopher Lane. Christopher W. Lane is owner of The Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver, Colorado. Chris has worked in the antique print and map business for over 35 years and has come to be recognized as one of the country’s experts in this field, as evidenced by his 21 year stint as print and map expert on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow.

Main Library
Jan 27 2018 -
12:00pm to 3:00pm

Mapping Your Past

Join us for a brief orientation to the Jax Makerspace Digitization Station. Learn how to preserve your priceless memories and mementos by transferring old photographs, documents and VHS home movies to digital formats.

Orientation sessions will be held at noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Map1

Main Library
Jan 30 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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)

Main Library
Feb 7 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library: April 2017

Art Walk at the Main Library occurs on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the entire 1st floor. New and exciting events are featured each month including special performances, Jax Makerspace fun, and art exhibits.

Main Library
Feb 10 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Black History Month: Digitized Photos Program

To celebrate African Americans in Times of War, join us in the Jax Makerspace for a special workshop on digitizing family photographs. No registration required. Free and open to the public.

Blackhistory1

Main Library
Feb 14 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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

Main Library
Feb 24 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Acrylics Painting Class

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for an instructional class on painting with acrylics. With guided instruction, participants will learn tips and techniques for working with acrylic paint. All supplies are provided but seats are limited, so pre-registration is suggested.

Main Library
Mar 7 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library: April 2017

Art Walk at the Main Library occurs on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the entire 1st floor. New and exciting events are featured each month including special performances, Jax Makerspace fun, and art exhibits.

Jacksonville Public Library