Makerspace starts at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column talks about the new Maker Space program.

Ponoka Jubilee Library is super excited to host our very first Makerspace tomorrow, Sept. 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries, they often have software, electronics, hardware, tools and more. We are fortunate in our Makerspace to have a number of interesting technology items that can be used. Come try out a Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey, Kano kit, Little Bits kit, or Intuous tablet. What can be done with these things? Build your own computer, run a computer using playdough, create a synthesizer, or draw directly on to your computer screen. Our Makerspace is a place to explore your creativity through technology. Regular meetings are the last Thursday of every month, and are limited to people 12 and over, due to the fragility of some of the items. We hope to see a lot of people come out and give the items a try.

We are very pleased to be offering ‘Menopause 101: Embracing the Change’, an information night at the library on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The session will feature presentations from Wendi Lautenbach (RN), Lori Labrie (RD), and Erika Lutz (LPN), all from Wolf Creek Primary Care Network. They will be speaking on how menopause can affect women and different ways to approach it through hormone therapy, diet and a number of other factors. Come take part in this women to women evening, and learn to embrace the next stage in your life. Please stop by the library at 5110 48 Avenue or call 403-783-3843 to sign up.

Parkland Regional Library, of which Ponoka Jubilee Library is a member, is running a comic strip contest for Library Card Sign-up Month this September. The contest is for those aged 10 to 18. Participants can submit their original comic strip between Sept. 4-25, so only two days left. The grand prize is a Wacom Intuos tablet, with a set of Copic markers also available. The top five submissions will be voted for on Facebook the week of Oct. 5-9. Entries can be submitted to us here at the library or online. To see the official rules of the contest and submit your entries online, please visit: www.prl.ab.ca/comic_contest.

 

We’d like to thank Kate A. Boorman for coming to Ponoka Jubilee Library last Saturday. We hope everyone who took part in her presentation had a great time. It’s really fantastic to see a local Albertan author doing so well on the national stage with her writing. Come on down to the library to check out Winterkill, and be sure to request Darkthaw, book 2 of her series, available in October.

 

 

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