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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.

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Main Library
May 26 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) (Summer1)

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

Makerspace Tech Time

Drop in the Jax Makerspace every Wednesday for an overview of different tech activities, including web-based video game design, 3D modeling, beginning web design, and more!

Main Library
May 31 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Computer Hardware: Disassembly & Assembly

Take a computer apart and learn what the parts are and how they work.
We’ll have computers for you to dismantle; you can learn what the cards and boards inside do and have some fun (putting it back together). (STEM 1) (Makerspace1)

Main Library
Jun 1 2018 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Introduction to Sewing Machines

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.

Please register to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Main Library
Jun 1 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital Photography 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.

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Main Library
Jun 2 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Beginner Writer's Workshop with Kaye D. Schmitz - We All Have a Story to Tell

“We All Have a Story to Tell,” a 2-part writer's workshop (on consecutive Saturdays) taught by published author Kaye D. Schmitz (THE CONSORT CONSPIRACY), will help you get the book in your brain onto the page. In this workshop, Kaye will share with you how she overcame her “beginner’s block,” (Part 1) and lead you through a number of tools she and some of her fellow writers have found helpful over the years (Parts 1 and 2). In-class exercises and interactive sessions will stimulate your creative thought process.

Main Library
Jun 2 2018 -
11:30am to 12:45pm

Saturday Scratch

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce Scratch by building four different video games.

Saturday, May 5 = Create a Catch and Run game
Saturday, May 19 = Create a Magic 8 Ball game
Saturday, June 2 = Create a Maze game
Saturday, June 16 = Create a two player combat game

No prior programming experience is needed but each session will add upon the class before, so we suggest taking them in sequence.

(Makerspace1)

Main Library
Jun 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 5 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 6 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Writing a Business Plan for Authors

This two part series covers skills and knowledge needed to create a business plan specifically tailored to authors.
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Main Library
Jun 7 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a 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
Jun 7 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Introduction to Social Networking

Students will learn basic concepts of social networks, and some features of popular sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Topics include how to create asocial network account and basic privacy tools.

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Main Library
Jun 8 2018 -
10:00am to 11:15am

Introduction to Sewing Machines

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.

Please register to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Main Library
Jun 8 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital Photography Portraits

Learn some tips and tricks for taking better photographs of people. In this class, we will cover some lighting techniques, and tips for posing individual people and groups. All skill levels are welcome.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Jun 9 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Beginner Writer's Workshop with Kaye D. Schmitz - We All Have a Story to Tell

“We All Have a Story to Tell,” a 2-part writer's workshop (on consecutive Saturdays) taught by published author Kaye D. Schmitz (THE CONSORT CONSPIRACY), will help you get the book in your brain onto the page. In this workshop, Kaye will share with you how she overcame her “beginner’s block,” (Part 1) and lead you through a number of tools she and some of her fellow writers have found helpful over the years (Parts 1 and 2). In-class exercises and interactive sessions will stimulate your creative thought process.

Main Library
Jun 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 9 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Father's Day Cards with Silhouette Cameo

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to make a Father's Day card and try our Silhouette Cameo! The Silhouette Cameo is the ultimate DIY machine. It uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, and fabric. All supplies provided.

Main Library
Jun 12 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Healthy Living for Everyone: Make Your Own Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sachets

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

Main Library
Jun 12 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 12 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Another Side Revealed

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is Self Portraits, led by Art with a heart in Healthcare. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jun 14 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a 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
Jun 15 2018 -
10:00am to 11:15am

Introduction to Sewing Machines

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.

Please register to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Main Library
Jun 15 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

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Main Library
Jun 16 2018 -
11:30am to 12:45pm

Saturday Scratch

Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce Scratch by building four different video games.

Saturday, May 5 = Create a Catch and Run game
Saturday, May 19 = Create a Magic 8 Ball game
Saturday, June 2 = Create a Maze game
Saturday, June 16 = Create a two player combat game

No prior programming experience is needed but each session will add upon the class before, so we suggest taking them in sequence.

(Makerspace1)

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

Catstravaganza!

It's Adopt a Cat Month! Join us in the Jax Makerspace and learn about the benefits and responsibilities of adopting a cat and how to help cats in your community. Come out and meet a kitten!

Main Library
Jun 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 16 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Father's Day Cards with Silhouette Cameo

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to make a Father's Day card and try our Silhouette Cameo! The Silhouette Cameo is the ultimate DIY machine. It uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, and fabric. All supplies provided.

Main Library
Jun 16 2018 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Watercolor Creations Class

We all have a kid inside of us that loves to paint! Join us in the Jax Makerspace to enjoy a stress-free time of watercolor projects for the young-at-heart! Course includes a short topic discussion with a technique focus. All supplies included. Course attendance is limited so please sign up in advance.
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Main Library
Jun 19 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
Jun 19 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 19 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Going Public

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is performance art, presented by The Performers Academy. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jun 21 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a 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
Jun 22 2018 -
10:00am to 11:15am

Introduction to Sewing Machines

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.

Please register to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

Main Library
Jun 22 2018 -
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 background and skill levels, we recommend you have good keyboard and mouse skills to get the most out of this class.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Jun 23 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jun 23 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Jacksonville Ukulele Society

Join the Jacksonville Ukulele Society for a ukulele jam session. Bring your ukulele and your talents for an afternoon of song. Everyone is welcome, especially singers. Bring your own ukulele or use one from the Jax Makerspace!

Main Library
Jun 26 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Don't Hide Your Pride

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is button making, presented by JASMYN. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jun 28 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try one of a ukulele in the Jax Makerspace! Ukuleles are a 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
Jun 29 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Adobe Photoshop 2

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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Jun 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) (Summer1)

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

Catty Shack

A speaker from Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary will give an educational presentation in the Jax Makerspace. Join us to learn about the plight of our endangered big cats in the wild and in captivity and what you can do to help!

Main Library
Jul 3 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jul 3 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Sensory Explorers Studio

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is process art, presented by Indigo Art Therapy. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jul 7 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jul 10 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jul 10 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Words Transform

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is poetry writing, presented by Hope at Hand. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jul 17 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jul 17 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Art Lab: Art is Accessible

Everyone can be creative in this youth and family program series! Come back weekly for an expert-led art activity.

Today's activity is adaptive art tools, presented by MOCA Art Aviators. Summer1 Makerspace1 Expression1

Main Library
Jul 21 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Jul 31 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) (Summer1)

Main Library
Aug 1 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

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