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Two New Clubs “Make” it to the Garfield Park Library

Written on: January 31st, 2017 in Blog PostsInformal learningTech

What do a few blocks of green Playdoh have in common with 3D design? We were asking ourselves this very question during the first meeting of the Garfield Park Library Maker Club. Terence Blanch, Wilmington University professor and lifelong Maker, guided us through envisioning an object and assembling pre-determined Playdoh shapes to achieve that model. […]

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Robocode at the Brandywine Hundred Library

Written on: March 8th, 2016 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

The first ever day of Robocode in Delaware Libraries was a blast! This past Saturday, eight teens gathered at the Brandywine Hundred Library in Wilmington for this day-long workshop to learn the basics of coding with Java while building their own virtual battle tank. Students from Zip Code Wilmington led the class and guided the teens […]

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Library Meet MeetUp: 3D Printer Style

Written on: February 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningTech

I’m hosting my first MeetUp tonight. I officially registered the N. Delaware 3D Printing MeetUp with I even named the members Enthusiasts. Since Delaware Libraries introduced 3D printing services a couple years ago I’ve met a lot of people in Delaware involved in some way with related technologies. I know them and they know me, […]

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Teen Tech Week: Robocode

Written on: February 4th, 2016 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

To kick off Teen Tech Week, The Delaware Division of Libraries is partnering with Zip Code Wilmington and the Barrel of Makers to bring Robocode to the Brandywine Hundred Library. Instructors from Zip Code will guide 25 teens in a day-long workshop and programming game where teens will learn the basics of coding software by […]

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ILEAD USA Delaware 2015

Written on: November 10th, 2015 in Blog PostsEntrepreneurshipInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

The Division of Libraries hosted the third and final session of ILEAD USA Delaware this past October. ILEAD, which stands for Innovative Librarians Engage, Apply, and Discover, is a professional development opportunity offered this past year in ten states across the United States. Earlier this year in Delaware, fourteen library staff gathered into three teams, each […]

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Delaware’s First 3D Printer Road Show

Written on: September 3rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

The 3D Printer Road Show came to a roaring conclusion the final week of August as we visited four libraries in New Castle County. Early in June the Division of Libraries offered to visit each Delaware public library for a day to demonstrate a variety of 3D printers, introduce 3D modeling, and discuss the state […]

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Language Comes Alive at the Library

Written on: October 22nd, 2014 in Blog PostsInformal learning

Libraries offer fun and engaging programs for all ages, and language programs are an important part of these offerings.  The Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library recently hosted “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” – a high energy bilingual language program. “The kids get a lot out of these kinds of programs. When they go home they’re speaking some […]

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MinecraftEdu in Delaware Libraries

Written on: September 18th, 2014 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

Playing MinecraftEdu is a growing phenomenon in Delaware libraries. More and more libraries are offering public programs featuring MinecraftEdu, which is actually a modification, or “mod” of the commercially available Minecraft.* MinecraftEdu is a game in which players build things out of 3-dimensional blocks. Each block can be selected from a multitude of material including […]

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The Delaware Heritage Collection Presents

Written on: June 21st, 2012 in Blog PostsInformal learning

The Delaware Heritage Collection features an exceptional collection of illustrations from the Wilmington Public Library. In the middle of the 1950s, students of the Greenville Elementary School wrote letters to their favorite children’s book authors, expressing their delight in the authors’ work. The children invited the authors to visit them in their library. Many authors, […]

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Pencader Heritage Museum

Written on: June 1st, 2012 in Blog PostsInformal learning

Do you know what this tool was used for? This is just one of many obscure tools housed at the Pencader Heritage Museum, a small institution that collects all things related to the rich history of the Pencader Hundred area of Delaware. The museum, which opened in 2007, is located in a renovated barn built […]

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