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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
Nov 13 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.

Main Library
Nov 13 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2yxhL1H.

Main Library
Nov 14 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: Video Game Design

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is video game design. We will be using simple block based coding such as Scratch and Kodu to make some very basic video games.

Main Library
Nov 15 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ukulele Lessons

Come try 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
Nov 15 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2SfVluk.

Main Library
Nov 16 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.

Course attendance is limited so please sign up in advance at

Main Library
Nov 16 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design: TinkerCAD

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

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Main Library
Nov 17 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Girls Who Code

Calling 5th grade through 12th-grade girls! Girls Who Code is a national organization that offers clubs to girls interested in computer programming. We will learn front-end web development. Join us to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment!

Our chapter offers two 15-week sessions:
September 15, 2018 - December 8, 2018
January 11, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Computers will be available, but girls are encouraged to bring their own laptops and USB drives.

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Main Library
Nov 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.

Main Library
Nov 17 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Saturday Scratch

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce Scratch by building different games.

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Main Library
Nov 17 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 at https://bit.ly/2vreAHs.

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Main Library
Nov 19 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics: Fantastical beasts

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the basics of 3D design.

Using the free 3D modelling programs Tinkercad and Sculptris, you will learn the basics of 3D design. Today's topic will be creating your own strange and unique designs for creatures.

No experience is necessary.

Main Library
Nov 20 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.

Main Library
Nov 21 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: Animation

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is animation. Using a variety of programs, we will create different computer generated animations.

Main Library
Nov 24 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.

Main Library
Nov 27 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.

Main Library
Nov 27 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2yw93B4.

Main Library
Nov 28 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: 3D design

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is 3D design. Using introductory programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris, we will learn to create some basic 3D objects.

Main Library
Nov 28 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

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.

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Main Library
Nov 29 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2PjfnVR.

Main Library
Nov 30 2018 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Sewing Machine Skills: Make a Pillowcase

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to develop your sewing machine skills! With guided instruction, you will use the Makerspace's sewing machines to create a pillowcase. We recommend completing Introduction to Sewing Machines before taking this class. Participants will take a completed pillowcase home.

All materials provided but space is limited, so registration is required. Course attendance is limited so please sign up in advance at

Main Library
Nov 30 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.

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Main Library
Dec 1 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Girls Who Code

Calling 5th grade through 12th-grade girls! Girls Who Code is a national organization that offers clubs to girls interested in computer programming. We will learn front-end web development. Join us to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment!

Our chapter offers two 15-week sessions:
September 15, 2018 - December 8, 2018
January 11, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Computers will be available, but girls are encouraged to bring their own laptops and USB drives.

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Main Library
Dec 1 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Saturday Scratch

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce Scratch by building different games.

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Main Library
Dec 4 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2zJtidZ.

Main Library
Dec 5 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Fashionistas, assemble your ensembles for this Art Walk event! Fashion designer Bobby Kelley will host a pop-up exhibit of one-of-a-kind pieces by local designers. This event is co-sponsored by Fashion Group International of North Florida and Sew Innovative of Jacksonville.

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson
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Main Library
Dec 7 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

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Main Library
Dec 8 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Girls Who Code

Calling 5th grade through 12th-grade girls! Girls Who Code is a national organization that offers clubs to girls interested in computer programming. We will learn front-end web development. Join us to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment!

Our chapter offers two 15-week sessions:
September 15, 2018 - December 8, 2018
January 11, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Computers will be available, but girls are encouraged to bring their own laptops and USB drives.

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Main Library
Dec 8 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Social Media for Your Business

Learn the best practices of effective social media marketing to promote your business, including building a strategy and creating content.

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Main Library
Dec 8 2018 -
11:00am to 2:00pm

Multicultural Holiday Textile Extravaganza

Do it for the culture! Bring the family to the Jax Makerspace for the Multicultural Holiday Textile Extravaganza. Explore other cultures with hands-on-activities and demonstrations that celebrate diverse holiday traditions. Knots1

Main Library
Dec 11 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2SZtgHZ.

Main Library
Dec 13 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2DxIgbD.

Main Library
Dec 14 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
Dec 15 2018 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Girls Who Code

Calling 5th grade through 12th-grade girls! Girls Who Code is a national organization that offers clubs to girls interested in computer programming. We will learn front-end web development. Join us to explore coding in a fun and friendly environment!

Our chapter offers two 15-week sessions:
September 15, 2018 - December 8, 2018
January 11, 2019 - March 30, 2019

Computers will be available, but girls are encouraged to bring their own laptops and USB drives.

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Main Library
Dec 15 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Saturday Scratch

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce Scratch by building different games.

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Main Library
Dec 15 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 at https://bit.ly/2vK5btO.

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Main Library
Dec 18 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2qESPRw.

Main Library
Dec 19 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Photography for Websites and Blogs

Do you want to take your blog’s photos to the next level? In this class we will cover some photography basics, how to get the most out of the camera you have, and optimizing your photos for use on the internet.

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Main Library
Dec 20 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2FboCnu.

Main Library
Dec 21 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Web Design: HTML

Beginning with basic HTML, we will show you how to begin coding your own website. In this class we will discuss coding elements in HTML, including images and links.

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Main Library
Dec 27 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Virtual Reality Open House

Experience virtual reality in the Jax Makerspace! Learn how to use the equipment and try one of the VR immersive experiences. Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2PQf8lB.

Main Library
Dec 28 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Web Design: CSS

In this class, we will begin discussing CSS style sheets and how they can improve HTML Web page design and functionality. Users will understand the differences between CSS and HTML and, with practice, be able to implement both on websites.

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Main Library
Jan 2 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

Main Library
Jan 2 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

Main Library
Jan 12 2019 -
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. Use one of the Jax Makerspace's ukuleles or bring your own!

Main Library
Jan 26 2019 -
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 at https://bit.ly/2OvoeV7.

Main Library
Feb 6 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Ready to start your resolutions off right? The Jax Makerspace has everything you need to learn a new skill! Local textile artists will show off their wares and demonstrate their crafts at the January Art Walk. Knots1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery - Ties and Knots: Weaving Narratives of Northeast Florida
• 2nd Floor Gallery - Milli Fiori: the Art of Susan Henderson
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery - Avenue of Palms: the Art of Laura Robinson

Main Library
Feb 9 2019 -
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 at https://bit.ly/2EBjjNU.

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