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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 13 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
Dec 14 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.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Q4mPW8

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 -
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
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 -
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
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/2zJtidZ.

Main Library
Dec 19 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Makerspace Tech Time: Bots

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for an overview of different tech activities. Today's topic is robots, and we will be controlling and programming simple ones such as Ozobots and Spheros.

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 -
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
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/2zJtidZ.

Main Library
Dec 21 2018 -
11:00am to 12:15pm

Sewing Machine Skills: Make a Quilt Square

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 quilt square. We recommend completing Introduction to Sewing Machines before taking this class. Participants will take a completed quilt square home.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested. Register here: https://bit.ly/2re0oyM

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 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
Dec 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
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/2zJtidZ.

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
Dec 29 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
Dec 29 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
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 3 2019 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

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
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 17 2019 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

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
Jan 19 2019 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Lantern Workshop

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to decorate your own globe lantern! Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2PY7YMd.

Main Library
Jan 19 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Renaissance Jax Tournament

Robotics tournament held by Renaissance Jax in the Jax Makerspace will also need access to the Lounge

Main Library
Jan 26 2019 (All day)

Mapping Our Past

Mapping Our Past, Jacksonville Public Library’s annual affair to celebrate the Lewis Ansbacher Map Collection—a true treasure comprising more than 240 antiquarian maps—returns to the Main Library. This year’s highlight will be the unveiling of the newly updated Jordan and Shirley Ansbacher Gallery to display the prized Le Moyne/De Bry Collection of engravings, which gives us the first European look of Native Americans in what is now Florida.

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
Jan 31 2019 -
12:00pm to 12:45pm

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
Feb 2 2019 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Lantern Workshop

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to decorate your own globe lantern! Pre-registration is suggested at https://bit.ly/2OKgsBJ.

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.

Main Library
Mar 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
Mar 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/2OsASEe.

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