1 Styrofoam ball (2.5 inches)
A hot glue gun
A small wooden rod
- Use a wooden rod to poke a hole sideways throw the top of the ball.
- Cut a piece of string to be 9 inches and thread it through the hole you just made (taping the ends of the string may help it go through)
- Using scissors, cut the CD into small pieces of varying sizes (WEAR SAFETY GOGGLES, they sometimes fly all over)
- Use a glue gun to glue the pieces onto the ball
- Hang in your locker and party the year away!
First, we examined popular movie posters, how they use film stills and text to grab your attention and convey what the movie is about.
Next, we broke into groups to brainstorm supposed films and possible shots we could set up in and around the library.
After a brief tutorial on Photoshop, teens made posters for films that featured Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, killer books that come to life at the library, a ukulele wielding killer, a documentary about books, and more!
Interested in photography or Photoshop? Check out the library’s program calendar for upcoming classes or stop by the HUB!
Friday, April 24th, marked the 100 year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Not as well-known as the genocide that spurred World War II, more than 1 million Armenians were slaughtered or deported by the Ottoman Turks beginning in 1915. Some historians consider this to the primer used by Nazi Germany for the Holocaust.
Globally, from Los Angeles to Yerevan, crowds gathered to pay tribute to those lost and bring awareness to this catastrophe that continues to affect Armenians worldwide. American rock band System of a Down performed in Yerevan's Republic Square to honor their Armenian heritage.
Want to learn more? Explore more with these resources!
- 20 Voices - A multimedia site that highlights the experience of 20 genocide survivors.
- The Armenian Genocide - A brief reference book that overviews the topic.
- Armenian Genocide Centennial - The official website dedicated to commemorating the 100 year anniversay of the Armenian Genocide.
- Chicago Genocide Centennial - Website for the city’s local committee that brings awareness to the Armenian Genocide.
- The Knock At The Door: A Journey Through The Darkness Of The Armenian Genocide - A firsthand account from the perspective of the author’s mother.
- Introduction to 3D Printing and Computer-Aided Design - Learn how to use TinkerCAD to design a 3D object.
- 3DRD: Thomas Middle School Final Project Presentations - Hear local 8th graders talk about developing, designing, and prototyping and invention or improvement to something existing.
- Pic Your Brain: Custom 3D-Printed Guitar Pics - Customize your very own guitar pic and stay for a brief lesson on guitar playing basics.
Stop by the Hub and help us recreate New Bremen using LEGOs. Drop in.
youD 3D Contest
What object or symbol from Ordinary Grace do you think best represents the book? Post to any of our social media pages with the tag #youD3D or email us at email@example.com. Make suggestions for participants to 3D model at the youD 3D program on Monday, October 27th. If your object is selected, get a 3D print of your suggestion!
The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Sunday, September 14, 1-2:30 p.m. / Marketplace
DIY Dog Tags
Make your very own military dog tags in the Hub. Drop in.
Reenact a scene from Ordinary Grace and post to one of our social media accounts with the tag #OBOVphoto or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win.
Operation Gratitude - Letter Writing to the Troops
October 10 – December 8 / Marketplace
Intergenerational Book Discussion
Monday, October 13, 10 a.m.-noon / Senior Center Reading Room