Welcome To Our Makerspace

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Registration is open for makerspace programs and classes! Discover all the creative possibilities The Forge has to offer.

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Come create a beautiful 3-D paper Shadowbox! You'll use the Cricut Maker to cut multiple layers of cardstock to create a panda or fish themed image. The result: a unique home decor piece. This class will also use LED lighting to enhance the shadow box with a lighted background.

Presented by Jen Burkowski of Casually Noted. 

Please note this class has a $46 fee for materials.

Monday, March 27 at 5:30 pm. Register here.

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Learn the Ukranian art form of pysanky with local artist Dee Ruckert!

Participants will be given an egg and will create their designs using a kistka (a tool used for drawing on the surface of an egg) and hot wax. Participants will leave with a beautiful egg and a ring for display purposes. 

Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30 am. Register here. Please note this class has a $20 materials fee.

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Liven up your Easter basket by creating 2 custom basket tags! Learn to cut and engrave wooden tags with our laser engraver, then decorate them with a variety of craft supplies. 

This program has a $19 materials fee, which must be paid in advance.  

Monday, March 20 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22 at 10:30 am

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Your pet will go bananas for a new bandana! 

Beginning sewers, come learn how to sew a reversible pet bandana. You will be able to select fabrics from our fabric stash!

Tuesday, March 28 at 1 pm
Thursday, April 13 at 1 pm
Thursday, April 20 at 1 pm

There is a $15 fee, which must be paid in advance.

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Technology Classes

We're getting techy in The Forge!

In addition to Cricut Design and CorelDraw introductory courses, we also offer electronics classes and meetups led by electronics expert Art Ianuzzi and 3D printing classes led by expert maker Alan Bachmann. No matter your area of interest, there's something for everyone!

Check our events calendar for the next available dates.

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Note: if you attended one of Alan's previous Intro to 3D Design classes and want to view the presentation slides, you can do so here.

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Have a burning question about the resources in The Forge? Need help with your next project? Want to have a one-on-one discussion with our makerspace staff? You can schedule a one-hour appointment in the Forge on select days.

Registration is required, and only one activity per appointment is recommended.

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FORGE logoDream, design, collaborate and create at The Forge

Thanks to generous donors and CTCC, The Forge has now been open for over a year! Similar to makerspaces in our schools, our space features a laser engraver, 3-D printers, computer-controlled cutting machines, an embroidery sewing machine, electronics and a variety of specialized hand tools for crafting. 

Library patrons are welcome to register for classes. After demonstrating mastery of the equipment, they will be able to design and create their own projects. Experience isn’t required! We’ll teach you to use the equipment. The Forge offers a safe, creative space to learn, create, explore and come together with other makers.

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