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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
Feb 19 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Feb 20 2019 -
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
Feb 21 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Feb 22 2019 -
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
Feb 23 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice 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
Feb 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Video Game Design Basics

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce the logic behind programming while creating simple games.

(Makerspace)

Main Library
Feb 26 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Feb 27 2019 -
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
Feb 27 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Digital 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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Feb 28 2019 -
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
Feb 28 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Mar 1 2019 -
11:00am 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.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
Mar 1 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital Photography in the Field

In this Digital Photography class, we will get out of the classroom and take pictures in and around the library. We will explore different techniques and work on developing our eye as photographers. This class will require walking and may go outside so please dress comfortably.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 2 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice 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
Mar 4 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Mar 5 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Mar 5 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Mar 6 2019 -
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 controlling and programming simple ones such as Ozobots and Spheros.

Main Library
Mar 7 2019 -
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
Mar 8 2019 -
11:00am 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.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
Mar 8 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Digital 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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 9 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice 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
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.

Main Library
Mar 11 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Mar 12 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Mar 12 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Mar 13 2019 -
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 to learn programming logic and make some very basic video games.

Main Library
Mar 15 2019 -
11:00am 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.

Attendance is limited so registration is suggested.

Main Library
Mar 15 2019 -
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
Mar 16 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice guitar technique, chords, songs, and more. Use one of our guitars, or bring your own! Guitar ownership not mandatory, but highly recommended for practicing.

Regency Square Branch Library
Mar 18 2019 -
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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 18 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Mar 19 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Mar 19 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

Acrylic Landscape Painting

Learn the basics of acrylic painting at the Jax Makerspace. All materials will be provided, and participants will leave with a completed landscape painting.

Main Library
Mar 20 2019 -
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
Mar 20 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Introduction to 3-D Printing

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

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 21 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Mar 22 2019 -
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.

Main Library
Mar 22 2019 -
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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 23 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice 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
Mar 23 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Video Game Design Basics

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce the logic behind programming while creating simple games.

(Makerspace)

Main Library
Mar 25 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Mar 26 2019 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Beginner 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
Mar 27 2019 -
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
Mar 27 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

3-D 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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 28 2019 -
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
Mar 28 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Mar 29 2019 -
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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Mar 30 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Intermediate Guitar Lessons

Take your guitar skills to the next level with this intermediate class in the Jax Makerspace. Practice 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
Apr 1 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Apr 2 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Apr 3 2019 -
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 controlling and programming simple ones such as Ozobots and Spheros.

Main Library
Apr 5 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Introduction to 3-D Printing

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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Apr 9 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Apr 10 2019 -
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 to learn programming logic and make some very basic video games.

Main Library
Apr 12 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3-D Design: TinkerCAD

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

Makerspace1

Main Library
Apr 15 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
Apr 17 2019 -
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
Apr 18 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Apr 19 2019 -
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.

Makerspace1

Main Library
Apr 20 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm

Video Game Design Basics

Learn the basics of video game design and block-based programming using Scratch! Geared for ages 10+, these programs will introduce the logic behind programming while creating simple games.

(Makerspace)

Main Library
Apr 20 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

All Kinds of Art

This all ages art program in the Jax Makerspace will bring out the artist in all of us as we explore a variety of methods and mediums. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is advised, as class size is limited.

Main Library
Apr 24 2019 -
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
Apr 25 2019 -
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.

Note: Teens between the ages of 13-17 will need a waiver signed by their parent(s)/legal guardian prior to use of equipment.

Main Library
Apr 26 2019 -
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
Apr 27 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
Apr 29 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

3D Design Basics

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

We will use simple CAD programs such as Tinkercad and Sculptris to create different items like keychains, cookie cutters, and weird creatures.

This is designed with beginners in mind and no experience is necessary.

Main Library
May 10 2019 -
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.

Seating is limited for this class and is first come first serve.

Makerspace1

Main Library
May 17 2019 -
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.

Seating is limited and is first come first served.

Makerspace1

Main Library
May 18 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

All Kinds of Art

This all ages art program in the Jax Makerspace will bring out the artist in all of us as we explore a variety of methods and mediums. All materials are provided. Pre-registration is advised, as class size is limited.

Jacksonville Public Library