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.

07 22, 2019

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at The HUB

By |2019-07-22T06:00:41-04:00July 22, 2019|

Kids and teens can celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with crafty programs at The HUB.

Kids and teens can celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with crafty programs at The HUB.

Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31, and we’re celebrating with a pair of programs at our newest branch, The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

First, teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own Potter-themed necklace during a program at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30.

Then, kids can make their own wands at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Both programs are free to attend. However, registration is required for both of them. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811.

 

07 16, 2019

Going galactic at The HUB

By |2019-07-16T06:00:16-04:00July 16, 2019|

Eli shows off the stellar tote bag he customized at The HUB.

Eli shows off the stellar tote bag he customized at The HUB.

Kids had a blast painting Galaxy Tote bags last week at The HUB (our newest branch inside of Mentor High School.)

All they required were some black canvas bags, paint, sponges and, naturally, glitter to make some out-of-this-world totes.

The HUB is hosting more fun programs this month, including:

 

All programs are free to attend. However, registration is required for both of them. People can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811.

KODAK Digital Still CameraBy the way, if you haven’t checked out The HUB, this summer is the perfect time

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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