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This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Turn a Mechanical Pencil on the Lathe

10:00am - 12:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
At Capacity
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Make your own mechanical pencil and leave your mark while learning to use the lathe!     

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Summer Sign

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Learn how to design and cut a colorful plastic sign to usher in the summer using the X-Carve CNC machine! No experience needed.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Talk and Stitch Tuesdays

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Do you dream about fabric? Take your knitting project everywhere you go? Want to learn about different forms of fiber arts and discover a new hobby? Join us for Talk and Stitch Tuesdays at the Exchange!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Engineering Series

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Sign up for four weeks of fun hands-on engineering activities with experienced local volunteers!  

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Lathe Pen Turning

10:00am - 12:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:

Make your own custom pen and leave your mark while learning to use the lathe!     

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Starry Night Book Nook

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Has a book ever made you wish that you could dive into the world within the pages? Well, with some sturdy materials and a little creativity, you can bring that world (or any other!) to life with a DIY book nook!  

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Engineering Series

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Sign up for four weeks of fun hands-on engineering activities with experienced local volunteers!  

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "6-11" group.
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Make Your Own Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelets

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Meeting Room
Age Group: 6-11, Teen
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Calling all Taylor Swift fans! On Thursday, June 13 (Taylor's favorite number), from 2:30-4:30pm, make a Taylor Swift-themed friendship bracelet to wear or exchange with friends.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

10:00am - 12:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Learn how to make a classic quilt block – the Sawtooth Star! In this class, you’ll learn the basics of quilt piecing and assemble a sawtooth star block.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sawtooth Star Quilt Block

2:00pm - 4:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:

Learn how to make a classic quilt block – the Sawtooth Star! In this class, you’ll learn the basics of quilt piecing and assemble a sawtooth star block.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Presentation, Maker
Event Details:

It’s National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to learn more about the new equipment at the Library Makerspace! Join us and get inspiration for projects and ask questions!

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making with the X-Carve Machine

10:00am - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It’s National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to see a demonstration of how the X-Carve CNC machine works, get inspiration for projects, and ask questions.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Talk and Stitch Tuesdays

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Do you dream about fabric? Take your knitting project everywhere you go? Want to learn about different forms of fiber arts and discover a new hobby? Join us for Talk and Stitch Tuesdays at the Exchange!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Engineering Series

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Sign up for four weeks of fun hands-on engineering activities with experienced local volunteers!  

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making with the Precision Lathe

10:00am - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It's National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 7pm to see a demonstration of how these lathes work, get inspiration for projects, and ask questions. Discover what makes this lathe different from wood-turning lathes.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making Jewelry with the UltiMaker 3D Printer

10:00am - 7:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It's National Week of Making! Come see how the UltiMaker 3D printer works and get inspiration for projects. We'll have pre-printed "Summer Under the Stars" themed pieces for making jewelry that you can use why supplies last.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Making with the Resin 3D Printer

10:00am - 5:00pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Everyone
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

It's National Week of Making! Drop by anytime from 10am to 5pm to see how the resin 3D printer works, how you clean and cure your print, and ask questions. Discover how resin printing is different from the more common 3D printers.

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Leather Quarter Holder Keychain

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Always forgetting that pesky quarter when grocery shopping or need to keep a spare quarter handy for gumball cravings? Learn how to make your own leather quarter holder keychain!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.

Teen Engineering Series

6:00pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Open
Registration
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen
Program Description: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:

Sign up for four weeks of fun hands-on engineering activities with experienced local volunteers!  

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Morning Makers

9:30am - 11:30am
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Join your fellow crafters and makers for this monthly gathering where we will work on various projects at the Exchange Makerspace!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Teen" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Learn It! Tinkering in Tinkercad

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Teen, Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Have you always wondered how files are made for the 3D printer, Resin 3D printer, or the CNC machines? Come to this class to learn how to create a free account in Tinkercad and then learn the basics of how to create your own 3D model.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Summer Under the Stars Jewelry

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Celebrate "Summer Under the Stars" with customer engraved jewelry. You will learn how to engrave on the Epilog™ Laser Cutter/Engraver. Add an engraved picture to star earrings or necklaces to create your own jewelry. 

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Make It! Sewing Coasters

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Room: EX-Classroom
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Join us and learn to sew simple fabric coasters! This is a great beginner sewing project or a quick sewing project for those who have more experience. These coasters assemble in a clever way, are simple to sew, and make a great gift! 

Disclaimer(s)

Equipment Training

Like what you see? Staff can help you! Contact the LPCPL Exchange by email or phone to set up your one-on-one training.

 

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.
 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Talk and Stitch Tuesdays

5:30pm - 7:30pm
LPCPL Exchange
Library Branch: LPCPL Exchange
Age Group: Adult
Program Description: Maker
Event Details:

Do you dream about fabric? Take your knitting project everywhere you go? Want to learn about different forms of fiber arts and discover a new hobby? Join us for Talk and Stitch Tuesdays at the Exchange!

Disclaimer(s)

Exchange Safety

During this class, you will work with machinery and a variety of tools. Closed toe shoes are required. Avoid wearing baggy clothing or dangling jewelry, and tie back long hair.

If you have any questions, contact the LPCPL Exchange at 219-344-5895.