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Autumn Leaf Lantern (evening session)

Celebrate the fall season with this adorable leaf lantern, made using the Cricut machine.  You will be provided with the paper cutout and walked through the process of creating this easy paper lantern.  We will show you how we used the Makerspace Cricut Maker machine to cut out the design.  **Color paper may differ from picture**
We are grateful for the generous support of the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees in our Makerspace.

Autumn Leaf Lantern (daytime session)

Celebrate the fall season with this adorable leaf lantern, made using the Cricut machine.  You will be provided with the paper cutout and walked through the process of creating this easy paper lantern.  We will show you how we used the Makerspace Cricut Maker machine to cut out the design.  **Color paper may differ from picture**

We are grateful for the generous support of the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees in our Makerspace.

Register here: https://forms.gle/voxjY9UiXq1k198z8

A Library of What?!

As part of our CreationStation Makerspace, we are pleased to host a newly established Seed Library!

“What’s a seed library, you might ask?”

A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit.  Many public libraries offer seed libraries.  Our goal is to encourage you to garden, grow your own food, and preserve some of the seeds from your harvest to develop a sustainable collection of locally adapted varieties.  Seed saving is something that humans have done for over 10,000 years.

As our seed library is just starting out, we’re asking Terryville Public Library cardholders to limit their request to not more than 8 seed packets of free seeds for heirloom vegetables and/or flowers.  Grow the plants in your garden.  Enjoy the bounty and harvest seeds from a portion of your crop and return them to the Seed Library to be shared with others next year!  For a list of the seeds we currently have available, please visit the CreationStation Library Makerspace page and click on “Seed Library”.

Still developing your green thumb?  We’re hosting a number of gardening programs in the coming months to increase your confidence.

We are holding two programs in early March on Seed Starting.  This is timed just right for most vegetables and herbs for our area.  At these programs, you’ll not only learn more about the nitty gritty of seed starting, you’ll leave the program with a selection of vegetable seeds started!   Visit our Event Calendar for more information on the dates and times of our Seed Library programs.  Please note that new programs continue to be added.

While we call attention to our Seed Library, we also want to help raise awareness of the Park and Recreation Department’s long-standing Community Gardens program.  Community members are invited to lease a garden plot for the growing season.  There is on-site access to water and the cost is very reasonable.  There are a limited number of garden plots, so please express your interest early.  Register online or call the Mayor’s Office at 860-585-4001 for more information.

 

Getting Started in Backyard Maple Sugaring

Ever wonder what goes into producing the maple syrup that you pour on pancakes?  Jerry Milne makes approximately 5-7 gallons of maple syrup from the trees growing in his backyard.  During this program, he will present how to identify a maple by leaves and twigs, how the sap is collected, boiled and converted to maple syrup and discuss some of the equipment necessary to be a backyard maple syrup producer.  Milne will also share the four maple syrup grades of color and flavor and participants will be able to taste test each grade.

Register for this free event here:  https://forms.gle/owegjVed4PzS8bsj9

You may also call 860-583-4467 to register.

Art in the Afternoon: 2-Point Perspective Drawing

During this program for teens, Jake Urban, Eli Terry Jr. Middle School art teacher, will teach participants how to draw using 2-point perspective.  All supplies will be provided.

Space is limited.  To register, sign up here: https://forms.gle/gTEeLASQmuJ1oD268

Our thanks to Mr. Urban for his time and talents preparing and facilitating this fun class.

Intro to 3D Printing

This introductory, small group workshop will get you started on the path to 3D Printer certification in the CreationStation Library Makerspace.  This is not a hands-on program, though you’ll learn about the history of additive manufacturing and get an overview of the resources and tools you can use (from design to post-production) to successfully print on our Prusa 3D Printers.

Seats are limited and registration is recommended for this in-person program.

Register here:  https://forms.gle/RTkexNT1NK3tT1sWA

We are grateful for the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees’ generous support of our CreationStation Library Makerspace.

Light-up Felt Bookmark

Using conductive thread, a LilyTiny, and LED lights, hand-sew a soft and fun bookmark perfect for the winter season.  Bring your curiosity and creativity!  Space is limited.  Registration required.

Register here:  https://forms.gle/GCLDd5xiLPuNJF9i7

Our gratitude to the Rotary Club of Terryville, CT for their grant support of this and other CreationStation Library Makerspace programs.