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Teen Tech Time: Minecraft Design (ALL SPOTS FILLED)

Teen Tech Time is a new program that will run during the spring and fall of 2017. The Framingham Public Library will be teaming up with Empow Studios to provide a series of STEAM programs focusing on programming, tech design, animation, robotics and more!

For our first event, grab a pickaxe and join your fellow Minecraftians for a class in design challenges. Our instructors teach the fundamentals of electrical engineering using Redstone, a special kind of element that mimics electricity almost perfectly. As they master their Redstone skills, we teach key concepts in programming, architecture, and pixel art, all while using teamwork and social skills. It’s the perfect blend of fun, learning, and creativity. All students must play in “Creative Mode,” and must follow our rules of respect.

Space is limited, and currently the program is full. If you'd like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact our teen librarian John Garrigan at jgarrigan@minlib.net, and he will get back to you if a spot opens up.

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Teen Tuesdays: DIY Tile Coasters

Everyone needs coasters to set their cups on, and now you can make your own! We’ll be using old books, comics, maps, and more to create unique ways to keep your coffee table safe. Feel free to bring your own paper materials/decorations/print-outs to add to your collage.

Teen Tech Time: Electronic Music Production thumbnail Photo

Teen Tech Time: Electronic Music Production

Teen Tech Time is a new program that will run during the spring and fall of 2017. The Framingham Public Library will be teaming up with Empow Studios to provide a series of STEAM programs focusing on programming, tech design, animation, robotics and more!

All of the music you hear today on the radio or in the movies need electronic components. Whether or not you’ve played an instrument before, this class will introduce you to becoming the audio engineer. Lead by an expert teacher, students will work with a digital audio workstation using loops, samples, virtual instruments, and MIDI controllers, as their compositions start to come to life. After students lay down their individual tracks, they’ll learn about mixing techniques including equalizers, panning, and filters, to augment their sounds and finalize their tunes.

Space is limited, so sign up by filling out the form located on the event page, or emailing our teen librarian John Garrigan at jgarrigan@minlib.net. Please put the grade of the person attending in the message box.

Teen Tuesdays: DIY Tile Coasters thumbnail Photo

Teen Tuesdays: DIY Tile Coasters

Everyone needs coasters to set their cups on, and now you can make your own! We’ll be using old books, comics, maps, and more to create unique ways to keep your coffee table safe. Feel free to bring your own paper materials/decorations/print-outs to add to your collage.

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Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes
 

Silhouette Portraits thumbnail Photo

Silhouette Portraits

A Fundraising Event to benefit the Friends of the Framingham Library

Hand-cut artist Jean Comerford, these lovely portraits make wonderful gifts and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!

By appointment only: Please contact Marsha Farmelant at (508) 875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Pricing: Silhouette…$35                 Duplicate of original silhouette…$15
               5x7 Frame…$35                8x10 Frame…$45
     For one silhouette                       For 2-3 silhouettes