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Jax Makerspace

Explore, Collaborate, Create

The first floor of the Main Library is being transformed into a collaborative space for artists, musicians, hobbyists, techies, writers and more. Explore and create, meet new people and access the library’s many resources for more information about your pursuits.

Let us know what you think about the Makerspace and how it can better suit your interests.   We want to hear from you

Get more information, get answers to your questions and learn how you can become involved in the Jax Makerspace by contacting us at jaxmakerspace@coj.net.   

 

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Jax Makerspace Events

Artist At Work: Featuring Roosevelt Watson III

Every other Thursday in July you can find artist Roosevelt Watson III painting on his mural, "How Did You Play a Hand", commissioned by the Mayor's Young Advisory Council. You can play one by lending yours! Roosevelt is collecting more hand prints. Come one and come all into the Jax Makerspace and you can put your hand print on the community inspired mural.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

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Sew Good: Open Lab

Want to learn how to sew but don’t know where to start? Need help with a sewing project or pattern? Join us in the Jax Makerspace for our basic skills open lab to learn or reconnect to the basics of sewing and sewing machines.

Supplies are not provided so please bring what you need for your project.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

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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)

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Board Games!

Join us in the Jax Makerspace for a biweekly friendly board game session featuring games such as those seen on Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop, supplied by your Friendly Local Game Store.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Music Production with Audiotool

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to make your own beats and tracks using the free web-based software at audiotool.com

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Mend Your Own Business

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to learn the fundamentals of sewing, including threading a needle and knotting thread, as well as basic stitches like the running stitch and basting stitch. All supplies are provided.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

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Coloring Club

Join us in the Jax Makerspace to relax and recharge with coloring pages. All supplies are provided.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Collage 101

Stop by the Jax Makerspace for a tutorial on creating collages using mixed media. All supplies are provided.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

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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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Friday, July 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Art Walk @ Main Library

Art Walk @ Main Library – August 2017
HELP US CELEBRATE HUMANITY

Jax Makerspace Activities
>Survive to Thrive: Life Beyond Sexual Violence
Exhibit Opening Reception and Remarks Ceremony from 6:00 - 6:30PM
>Jacksonville Dance Troupe Performances at 6:30PM and 8:00PM
>DJ Al Pete
>Jax Make-Kits & Activities Station

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm

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Robot Derby

Come join us in the Makerspace for a fun hands on experience with Sphero robots. Can you make it through our robot obstacle course? Come and take a test drive!(Topics1)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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