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.

07 26, 2019

Meet the Makerspace this August

By |2019-07-26T06:00:20-04:00July 26, 2019|

What are you going to make at The HUB's makerspace this August?

What are you going to make at The HUB’s makerspace this August?

Everyone still has a chance to check out the makerspace at our newest branch, The HUB inside Mentor High School.

We’re hosting a bevy of fun and free programs where people can use the makerspace to create and customize cool accoutrements, including:

  • Driftwood signs that can be used for home or office decoration at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5. Adults can use the makerspace’s laser engraver to carve a personalized message on a piece of driftwood found on the shores of Lake Erie.
  • Customized water bottles at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Kids (ages eight through 12) can use the makerspace’s vinyl cutter to personalize water bottles with logos of their favorite Cleveland sports team.
  • Golf bag tags at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. Adults can customize their gear using The HUB’s laser engraver.
  • Wooden hair bows and bowties at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12. Parents or grandparents can make a unique gift for their favorite kid’s first day of school using the laser engraver.
  • Personalized pencil cases at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Meanwhile, kids can personalize a pencil case with glitter, gems and the makerspace’s vinyl cutter.
  • Coffee mugs at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19. Adults will use the vinyl cutter to add some flash to their mug.
  • Coffee cozies at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Keeping with the caffeinated theme, adults can personalize a cozy to keep java warm.
  • Tooth fairy boxes at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. Kids (ages five through 12) can celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day by making a wooden Tooth Fairy box using some imagination and a laser engraver.

Additionally, people can enjoy guided introductions to:

All these programs are free to attend. However, all of them require registration. You can sign up online or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

Patrons learn about the large-format printer at The HUB during a makerspace tour.

Patrons learn about the large-format printer at The HUB during a makerspace tour.

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.

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