Hobbies & Leisure Series

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgA string of pixel LED lights

Arduino and NeoPixels

The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Thursday, March 9th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Maker-in-Residence, Pat Ryan, will teach you about Adafruit's powerful NeoPixel LEDs and how to incorporate them into your projects!

All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Familiarity with the Arduino platform is a plus, but not required.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Register online.

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgBeginner Circuits, Soldering, and LEDs

A girl soldering on a circuit board.The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Sunday, January 22nd from 1 PM - 3 PM.

Join Pat Ryan, our Maker-in-Residence and learn about circuits, soldering, and LEDs by building and examining a simple interactive WeevilEye kit by SparkFun.

All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Register online.

 

 

 

A senior couple playing backgammon.

Board Game Café

The New Sudbury Public Library will host biweekly sessions of "Board Game Café" on the following Wednesdays @ 1 PM:

  • January 4th & 18th
  • February 1st & 15th
  • March 1st

Whether you are looking to get reacquainted with some childhood favourites or to challenge your friends to some fun and friendly competition, we have the game for you!

Register online.

 

Colouring Club

Adult colouring pageThe Azilda Public Library will host a weekly colouring club for adults on Thursdays from 6 PM - 8 PM.

Materials will be supplied, or you may bring your own.

Registration not required.

 

 

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgSephiroth from Final Fantasy VII cosplayCosplay Creation

The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Saturday, February 4th from 1 PM - 3 PM.

Join Pat Ryan, our Maker-in-Residence, and learn how to construct sturdy cosplay armour and props by using EVA foam and Worbla thermoplastic. Get started on your costume for Graphic-Con 2017!

All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Register online.

The Makerspace logoIntroduction to 3D Printing Workshop

MakerBot Replicator 2The Greater Sudbury Public Library presents An Introduction to 3D Printing Workshop at the Main Public Library.

Learn how to get started with the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing in this hands-on workshop.

Attendance for each session is limited to 6 individuals.

Registration is required. 

No workshops are planned at this time. Please check back soon.

This workshop will be offered on an on-going basis.  If you are unable to register for one of the sessions currently being offered, additional sessions will be offered in the future.

The workshop will:

  • Provide a general overview of 3D printing, including its history, introduce important concepts and terminology, and provide an opportunity to discuss some of the social, economic, and ethical issues associated with 3D printing.
  • Take participants through the process of printing a three-dimensional object from start to finish
  • Introduce participants to the process of designing digital models, allowing them to create their own designs
  • Introduce participants to other resources that can be used in 3D modeling work, including thingiverse.com and shapeways.com.

The workshop also serves as the basic qualification to use The Makerspace 3D printer for personal projects.

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgIntroduction to Arduino

A circuit board.The Main Public Library will host this program on Saturday, January 14th from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Makerspace.

Join Pat Ryan, our Maker-in-Residence and get to know the Arduino electronics platform intended for anyone making interactive projects. No experience necessary!

Space is limited. Register early.

Bring a friend or family member if you're willing to share an Arduino kit!

Register online.

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgIntroduction to Raspberry Pi and Python

A computer circuit boardThe Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Saturday, March 4th @ 1 PM.

The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn computer programming. Join Pat Ryan, our Maker-in-Residence, and learn about the Raspberry Pi and try your hand at programming LEDs with Python programming language.

All ages welcome.

Participants should be comfortable with computers since this workshop involves computer programming.

Reserve your spot now!

Register online.

Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgPepakura Masks and Armour Cosplay

A mask made with pepakura.The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Thursday, April 6th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Our Maker-In-Residence, Pat Ryan will show you how to use pepakura to construct masks and armour for your cosplaying needs.

This workshop will also teach you how to use a vinyl cutter to make precise cuts and save time!

Recommended for ages 15+.

Register online.

 

 

Photography 101

Closeup of a woman using a DSLR camera.The Main Public Library will host a 4-part photography series with Andrew Hunter, freelance photographer, on the following Mondays @ 6:30 PM:

  • January 16th
  • January 23rd
  • January 30th
  • February 6th

This series is an introduction to the world of photography, teaching participants the basics of DSLR / mirrorless camera photography, including camer functions (shutter speed, aperture, ISO), creative photograph techniques, artistic principles and photograph editing.

Please bring your own DLSR (or similar mirrorless SLR) camera, an SD card, and a fully-charged battery to each session.

Registrations available for 12 participants.

Register online.

Rediscover the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra with Mélanie Léonard

Symphony orchestra on stage; violins, cello and flute performing.Join Sudbury Symphony Orchestra's new music director Mélanie Léonard for these hour-long Maestro chats at the South End Public Library on the following Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM:

  • February 8th
  • March 22nd
  • April 26th
  • May 10th

This new series offers an evening to rediscover the local symphony orchestra.

Parents bring your kids - story time takes place at the same time!

No registration required.

A happy woman enjoying popcorn.Senior Matinee Movies

Looking for something to do? Come to the Dowling Public Library every Friday from 1 PM - 3 PM and watch great movies!

Participants choose the films from our library collection.

Register online or drop in to the library!

Sit and Stitch

A young woman knitting.Everyone is welcome to join these fun, informal knit and crochet drop-in circles at the following locations:

This is a place where crafters can get together in a relaxing atmosphere and share their interests.

All skill levels are welcome.

A suitcase with Spanish flag carrying replicas of Spanish landmarks.Spanish for Travel

The South End Public Library will a host 4-week "Spanish for Travel" session on the following Thursdays from 6:30 PM - 8 PM:

  • January 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Learn to speak practical and basic expressions to communicate in Spanish for your next travel with Ana Sarachaga.

Reserve your seat early. Spots are limited to 12 participants.

Register online.

Sudbury Writers Monthly Open Mic

Closeup of a microphone at the front of a stage.The Main Public Library will host Sudbury Writers Monthly Open Mic, Thursday evenings @ 6:30 PM in the Reader's Lounge on the following dates in 2017:

  • January 12th
  • February 9th
  • March 9th
  • April 13th
  • May 11th
  • June 8th
  • July 13th
  • August 10th
  • September 14th
  • October 12th
  • November 9th
  • December 14th

Celebrate the power of words with Sudbury writers of all ages and walks of life, at monthly evenings of stories and poetry.

Local writers and readers can share their own work or that of their favourite authors.  Those wishing to read can sign up at the event or you can just listen and enjoy!

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Logo_MakerspaceEN_90px.jpgToy Hacking: Wii Nunchuck Edition

A girl holding a Wii nunchuck.The Main Public Library will host this program in the Makerspace on Saturday, March 25th @ 1 PM.

Join our Maker-in-Residence, Pat Ryan, and create lights and sounds using a Wii Nunchuck and Arduino!

All ages are welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Familiarity with Arduino is a plus but not required.

Spots are limited so register now!

Bring a friend or family member if you're willing to share an Arduino kit!

Register online.