02 6, 2020

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker at The HUB’s makerspace

By |2020-02-06T06:00:22-05:00February 6, 2020|

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker during a free introduction at The HUB's makerspace.

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker during a free introduction at The HUB’s makerspace.

Ever used a Cricut Maker? It’s a handy tool for crafters and scrapbookers. It can be used to slice, draw, or fold precise designs, patterns or images in paper, stickers, cardstock, vellum, vinyl, most fabrics, and more.

Learn how you can use a Cricut in your crafting during a free program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at The HUB’s makerspace inside of Mentor High School. All ages are welcome. You can register to attend online or call Mentor Public Library at (440) 255-8811.

By the way, have you visited The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace yet? It has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, and button maker.

People can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. They don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

12 16, 2019

Make a Family Memory Jar at The HUB

By |2019-12-16T06:00:48-05:00December 16, 2019|

Family Memory JarCreate a home for your family’s moments, memories, and milestones when you make a Family Memory Jar during a special program at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

Your family can use The HUB’s makerspace to personalize and decorate your own Memory Jar.

The program is free to participate but registration is required. (Each family will get one jar to decorate as a group, so only one registration is necessary per family.) You can sign up online or call the library at 440-255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way,  The HUB’s makerspace is available to the public for your personal projects, as well. The makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

08 16, 2019

Make a mosaic heart pendant at The HUB

By |2019-08-16T06:00:55-04:00August 16, 2019|

heart-2670685_640Feeling crafty? You can make a lovely mosaic heart pendant during a special program at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at our newest branch – The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

You’ll use The HUB’s makerspace to create a unique piece of jewelry.

The program is free and open to adults. You can register online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.

By the way,  The HUB’s makerspace is available to the public for your personal projects, as well. The makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

You can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. You don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All you need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

By the way, The HUB will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday once school starts on Monday, Aug. 19.

08 6, 2019

Celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday at The HUB

By |2019-08-06T06:00:25-04:00August 6, 2019|

Teens use The HUB's laser engraver to make acrylic, Harry Potter-themed necklaces.

Teens use The HUB’s laser engraver to make acrylic, Harry Potter-themed necklaces.

We celebrated Harry Potter’s birthday with a pair of programs at The HUB.

First, teens used The HUB’s makerspace to create their own Potter-themed necklace. Then, kids designed their own wands with paint, glitter and gems.

It was a crafty way to celebrate one of our favorite characters.

By the way, there’s never been a better opportunity to use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace. We’ve expanded The HUB’s hours to noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The HUB’s makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

People can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. They don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

06 25, 2019

Make it a makerspace summer

By |2019-06-25T06:00:37-04:00June 25, 2019|

Design wedding favors or home decor at The HUB's makerspace.

Design wedding favors or home decor at The HUB’s makerspace.

Want to customize coasters? Style your own tote bag? Learn how to use a laser engraver or green-screen recording studio?

Then you should visit The HUB inside Mentor High School this July. We’re hosting fun programs that can also serve as an introduction to The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace, including:

  • Adults can craft custom coasters using a vinyl cutter at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9.
  • Kids can use the makerspace’s vinyl cutter and heat press to stylize a plain black tote bag into something stellar at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.
  • Green thumbs can use a laser engraver to personalize garden markers at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.
  • Any budding director who wants to increase the production the values on their YouTube channel can tour The HUB’s green-screen recording studio on Monday, July 15. The studio has all the hardware and software a nascent auteur needs, and it’s available to use for free. We’re hosting two introductory sessions on that Monday: one beginning at 2 p.m., the second at 6 p.m. Both sessions will take about an hour.

All of these programs are free to attend. However, due to limited space, registration is required. You can sign up to attend online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.

Make a special birthday gift at The HUB's makerspace.

Make a special birthday gift at The HUB’s makerspace.

By the way, if you want to use the makerspace for a specific project, there’s never been a better opportunity. We’ve expanded The HUB’s hours to noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The HUB’s makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

People can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. They don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

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