Opinion

Come get acquainted with 3D printing

 Laura Martin

There is always something new and exciting happening at the Niagara Falls Public Library.

 

This fall, we have introduced Educator Library Cards. These cards allow for teachers and licensed daycare providers who live or work in Niagara Falls to borrow library items for their classroom for an extended borrowing period and without overdue fines. Visit our website to download the application form. Completed forms can be returned to any of our four library locations. School documentation is required - full details are available on our website under ‘Services’.

The Oakes Room Media Lab and Maker Space is up and running. We are so excited by the enthusiastic response everyone has had to the lab, and we love to see everyone creating amazing sights, sounds and objects. Programs in the lab will be starting soon so keep your eyes on our Facebook page and website for dates and times, but here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be having. Introduction to 3D Printing: An introduction to what 3D printing is, how it works, and how you can use the 3D printers and software to create prototypes or just something for fun. Introduction to Video and Music Recording: Do you have a song, podcast, or other sort of audio/visual performance you want to record, edit, or master? Interesting in remixing or video editing? Don’t have the equipment at home? These workshops are designed to introduce the equipment and processes, they are not hands-on labs. Those classes will be coming soon. Full details on the Oakes Room Media Lab and Maker Space are on our website under ‘Services’ with specifications on the equipment and information on how to book the room for use.

Did you know that the Young and Chang Baby Grand Piano at Victoria Avenue Library can now be booked for individual practice? On a trial basis, customers may book the LaMarsh Room, with fees waived, in order to use the baby grand piano for personal practice. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. We also have a digital piano and a guitar that can be booked in our Oakes Room Media Lab. Book our space to explore, discover and create content and so much more!

Upcoming movies at the library include Marjorie Prime (2017, Rated PG, 98 minutes) at Victoria Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Kidnap (2017, Rated 14A, 94 minutes) at the Chippawa library on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., and The Glass Castle (2017, Rated 14A, 127 minutes) at Victoria Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Movies are free and no registration is required. Bring your own snacks!

For more information on this and other exciting programs and events, you can pick up our monthly program calendar at any Niagara Falls Public Library location, check our website at my.nflibrary.ca, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter. Registration for free programs may be done online at my.nflibrary.ca, by phone at 905-356-8080, or in person at any Niagara Falls Public Library location. Registration in person is required for any program with a fee.

Laura Martin is the acting manager of Community Development & Programming at Niagara Falls Public Library. 



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