Wednesday, August 28, 2019

PNG Fall 2019

Robot Club: Tuesdays 4pm

Interested in robotics?  Join our monthly robot club to learn how to use our Vex Robotics kit and form our very own Library Robotics Team!

Hour of Code: Thursdays 4pm

Not only is coding massively important to the fabric of our digital world, but it can also be pretty fun!  Sign up for this quick introduction to activities on and play fun games while learning the fundamentals of basic coding then try your hand on some of our programmable robots!


4pm - 5pm

Photoshop Poster Design (3-part) 9/10 - 9/17
Lights, Camera, Action!  Let's write a script, shoot some footage and edit it into a movie.

Flowlab Video Game Creator (3-part) 9/19 - 9/26
Try your hand at making a simple video game using Flowlab!


4pm - 5pm

Soldering (4-part) 10/8 - 10/17
Learn how to solder electronics!  We'll teach you how to handle a soldering iron and soldering safety, how to assemble components on a circuit board and everything else you need to know to bring electronics to life!

3D Printing & TinkerCAD (4-part) 10/24 - 11/7
Learn to create 3D models and print them out on the Makerbot Replicator!  This class will teach you the basics of 3D design and how to use to create 3D objects that can be printed on any 3D printer.

Create a ghost in the library using everyday materials like packing tape, cling wrap and LEDs.


4pm - 5pm

Paper Signals with Google (4-part) 11/14 - 11/26
Combine creativity and technology in this fun program that utilizes vinyl cutting technology and natural artistry to create cool art!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Negative Space Art - Day 2

Today was the last day of the session! Now that school has started back up, all the students had a lot of pent up anger to release onto canvas. After painting over our vinyl, we (not so) patiently waited for the paint to dry and then peeled off our vinyl to reveal our awesome art!! Check them out!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Negative Space Art - Day 1

Who doesn't love some homemade (or library-made) art? We are dusting off our vinyl cutters and creating our own silhouette art on our appropriately named software, Silhouette Studios! We did a quick image search for some cool designs, cut them on to vinyl, and slapped them on a canvas. On Thursday, we will channel our inner Renaissance and paint our canvas. When we peel away our vinyl cling, we will be left with some awesome art!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Great Egg Drop!

We are reviving an old fan-favorite PNG program: The Great Egg Drop! Our students had an hour to design an enclosure for an egg that would ensure its survival when thrown off of our roof using miscellaneous tools such as straws, balloons, cups, and newspaper. We got our engineering on and the results were no yolk.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Robot Club

We're back at it today with more robot building! We now have two "fully" built robots. One needed some syncing configuration and the other needed some screw and motor adjustments. We'll use this blog entry to record our progress so we can look back and fix all of our mistakes next month!