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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
Sep 19 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time

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

Main Library
Sep 20 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
Sep 21 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 https://bit.ly/2LitXHj

Drop-ins are welcome and will be seated on a first come, first served basis.

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

Coding: Python 2

We continue to delve into Python, in this class focused on the basics of functions. Learn about coding fundamentals like how to structure functions, use true/false and if/else in your program, and much more. 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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Willowbranch Branch Library
Sep 22 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Willowbranch Fall Art Fest

Celebration of art from 11 acclaimed local artists(Tim Baker, Cookie Davis, Mark Creegan, Troy Eittreim, Ron Episcopo,, Ana Kamiar, Tammy McKinley, Jason McNeil, Deborah Reid, Tracie Thornton and Denise Wood) and guest speakers: Brett Waller, of Big BabyHead Design, "Film Production" at 12:00 p.m., Ithiell Yisreal,of Iron Rock Films, "Independent Film in Jacksonville" at 1:00 p.m., and Raelyn Wiirre, of JPL,"Art in the Makerspace" at 2:00 p.m. There will be hands-on Art Projects presented by JPL Staff for all ages featuring collage and robot art.

Main Library
Sep 22 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
Sep 22 2018 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm

Viva Panama-USA dance performance

Join us for a performance by Viva Panama-USA! In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Hispanic Culture Film Festival, Viva Panama-USA will perform a selection of music traditions and folklore from Panama.

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Main Library
Sep 22 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
Sep 22 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/2vrII5p.

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Main Library
Sep 24 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

Using Tinkercad, a free 3D modeling software program, you'll learn how to manipulate objects and create simple 3D items.  

No experience is necessary.

Main Library
Sep 25 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
Sep 25 2018 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

AdventureTwine

Can't figure out where your story is going? Maybe your audience shouldn't either. Come on out and join us in creating your own branching path adventure stories similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books. We will be programming these on the computer using the Twine programming language. No programming knowledge is necessary, and if you wish to save your story bring a flash drive or e-mail.
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Main Library
Sep 26 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time

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

Main Library
Sep 27 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
Sep 28 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.

Course attendance is limited so please sign up in advance at https://bit.ly/2MxYm9O

All materials provided but space is limited, so registration is required.

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

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.

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

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.

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Main Library
Sep 29 2018 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

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. Before using the virtual reality system, you will need to have signed the user agreement.

For adults and teens ages 13 and up.

Main Library
Oct 3 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Art Walk @ Main Library

Happy 50th Birthday, City of Jacksonville! Unsure what consolidation is all about? Let the Jacksonville Public Library help you out! Join Jim Crooks to learn about and commemorate 50 years of Jacksonville being a consolidated city. Did we mention there will be cake? Jacksonville1

Art Exhibitions:
• Jax Makerspace Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City
• 2nd Floor- Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Wes Lester
• 3rd Floor Betty Francis Gallery – Jacksonville: A Tale of My City, Photographs by Bob Self

Main Library
Oct 6 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cardboard Challenge Day of Play

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to transform cardboard into unique, fun, and creative designs!

Main Library
Oct 6 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
Oct 9 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Healthy Living for Everyone: Make Your Own Perfume

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
Oct 12 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Dogtoberfest!

October is Adopt a Dog Month! Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a demo with a canine cop, a visit from Greyhounds as Pets, and more dog-related fun!

Main Library
Oct 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
Oct 20 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
Oct 20 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/2Mr4FYI.

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Main Library
Nov 3 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 7 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.

Main Library
Nov 13 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Healthy Living for Everyone: Make Your Own Aromatherapy Shower Tablets

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
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.

(Makerspace)

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 20 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
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.

(Makerspace)

Main Library
Dec 5 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.

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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