Community Maker Space - Coming Soon!

Hanover High School & Howe Library are collaborating to bring a maker space to our community! 
The Community Maker Space will provide patrons with enriching opportunities to learn new skills, use cutting edge tools, and to collaborate with creative people. 

One more opportunity to Expand Your World!

What is a maker space?
 It's a vibrant, active place:
   for the community to connect, discover & create
   with tools and information that allow for making, exploring, skill building, and sharing.

 What does a maker space have to do with libraries?
  Libraries have always:
   provided information and resources in traditional and new media
   brought people together to share information, talents, and knowledge
   been a resource for new technologies in their communities

We now have a state-of-the-art Ultimaker3 3D Printer! Get started by creating your own object with Tinkercad or explore thousands of free printable designs on thingiverse.com.
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Studio H now open! We now have a digital media lab with tools, materials, and workshops to get community members 3D printing, creating amazing things with the laser cutter, and using the latest software to explore possibilities in digital media. Open house Sunday, August 11 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Get a sneak peak by signing up for a tool training!

Upcoming Events for Summer 2019:
Tuesday, August 6th: Laser Cutter Workshop 101 Meet one of the favorite tools of makers everywhere and find out how you can make amazing things from wood, stone, acrylic, cardboard, leather, and felt.  You will be introduced to Inkscape, free 2D design software that creates SVG files. Participants should bring a Mac or PC laptop or arrange to borrow one from the library prior to the workshop. No prior experience is required, but basic computer literacy is assumed. Limited to 6 participants, ages 16 and up. Email rachel.donegan@thehowe.org to sign up. 6 pm to 8 pm. Completion of this workshop is a required step toward independent use of Studio H equipment.

Tuesday, August 13th and Thursday, August 15: Introduction to Machine Quilt Piecing. 6 pm to 8 pm.

Join us for two evenings of quilting! Learn how to use our sewing machines to make a simple block which may be the beginning of your first quilt. We'll chat about choosing and preparing fabrics, materials and tools for piecing, and get started on Tuesday. Thursdays agenda will depend on how far we proceed and where we decide to go from there. Feel free to bring 100% cotton fabrics or choose from our selection.

For more information about programs, volunteering, or donating materials or equipment, contact rachel.donegan@thehowe.org or (603) 640-3264