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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 MeetUp.com. 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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Tactile Map of the Wilmington Public Library

Written on: February 25th, 2016 in Blog PostsInspiration SpaceTech

A couple months ago I was invited by one of my colleagues to a small gathering at the Wilmington Public Library to strategize ways to leverage the library’s 3D printers to help patrons with visual impairments. This had been an interest of mine, since the spring of 2014 when I first introduced a 3D printer […]







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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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3D Printer Review: A Librarian’s Perspective

Written on: September 21st, 2015 in Blog PostsInspiration SpaceReviewsTech

The following 3D printer reviews are from the perspective of a librarian trying to find the most suitable device for Delaware’s public libraries. I’m not a mechanic. I’m not an engineer. I’m not a computer programmer. I’m not a graphic designer. I’m a librarian with a tendency toward tinkering and creative thinking.   Ultimaker Original (2013) The Division of […]







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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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Coding Classes @ Delaware Libraries

Written on: February 9th, 2015 in Blog PostsTech

The News Journal recently highlighted coding classes offered in libraries throughout the state,”Code class sets early computing path for Delaware youth.” “At the center of each session is Scratch, a sort of gateway activity into coding, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its approach offers users a simple, block and symbol-based “language” that encourages […]







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ILEAD USA Delaware

Written on: December 11th, 2014 in Blog PostsLearningNewsTech

          Library staff from across the state of Delaware are invited to apply to participate in ILEAD USA Delaware 2015. The Division of Libraries has been promoting this continuing education library immersion program over the past several months, encouraging library staffers whose positions may range from part-time pages to full-time librarians […]







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