Tinkershops

Tinkershops are a great way to get acquainted with the library's Hack Lab and Media Lab technology.  You'll receive a quick tour of the space and learn the basics for vinyl cutting, lasering, 3D printing, digital conversion, circuitry, or coding!  

Space is limited, so register by phone or in person to secure your spot.

 

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  • Experience the magic of the Green Screen. Have your photo taken and put yourself in a spooky Halloween background.

    All Ages    Cost first photo Free, $1 for each additional photo

    Lakeshore: Tuesday October 24, 1:30-3:30pm

  • Are you new to the HackLAB? Do you have a project you'd like help to work on? Come to the ThinkLAB for hands-on help with laser cutting, vinyl cutting and 3D design projects from Library staff. Assistance will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

    All Ages ( Ages 7 and under must be supervised by an adult)  Cost depends on materials used.

    Cookstown: Wednesday October 25,   5:30pm
                          

  • Using the Inkscape program, we will be importing images,shapes and creating text to merge together to create your Welcome sign. We will then decorate our sign to give them their own special flair.

    Adults & Ages 8+   $9 per sign

    Lakeshore: Friday October 27  10:00am

  • Give your holiday gifts in style! Create custom canvas or paper bags using vinyl decals and stencils.

    Adults & Ages 4+  (Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

    Cost: $3

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Saturday November 4,  1:30-3:30pm

  • This is a demonstration class so no need to bring tapes, convert your VHS tapes to digital files to live in Cyber Space or burn to DVD but everything shown to you can be used for free with your library card.

    Adults & Ages 10+   Free

    Lakeshore: Tuesday November 7,  10:00am

     
  • Make a tangram puzzle for yourself or as a gift! The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat tiles, which you have to re-arrange to form new fun shapes. In this Tinkershop we will cut out and paint our very own.

    Adults & Ages 6+   Cost: $4

    Registration Required

    Cookstown: Tuesday November 7,  6:30-8pm

  • Create your masterpiece of a holiday or greeting card with the laser cutter! We instruct you in free vector-based graphics software to make your ideas take shape. All for the low, low price of two dollars per card.

    All Ages  Cost: $2 per card

    Cookstown: Thursday November 9,  1:30-3:30pm

  • Give your holiday gifts in style! Create custom canvas or paper bags using vinyl decals and stencils.

    Adults & Ages 4+  (Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

    Cost: $3

    Registration Required

    Stroud: Friday November 10,  1:30-3:30pm

  • Turn your t-shirt into a masterpiece! Use the vinyl cutter to create a stencil then use fabric paint to decorate. **Participants must bring their own shirt**

    Adults & Ages 6+   Cost: $3

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Saturday November 11,  1:30-3:30pm

  • Add some festive flair to your home this season, with some custom made vinyl window decals. You'll learn how to create designs in Inkscape for the vinyl cutter.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Cost: $8 per square foot of vinyl. Free to attend, pay for what you use.

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Tuesday November 14,  6:30-8:30pm

  • Need help remembering family celebrations? Create a custom family celebrations board using the laser cutter.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Cost: $10

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Thursday November 16,  10am-12pm

  • Fancy dinner parties? Need a gift for someone who has everything?
    Design unique little place card holders and add a little gold spray paint to create a personalized set for someone.

    Adults & Ages 10+   Cost: $4

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Tuesday November 21,  1:30-3:30pm

  • Bend and twist fine wires into a sculptural shape to be soldered in place. Let your imaginations run wild.

    Adults & Ages 11+   Cost: $3

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Thursday November 23,  6:30-8:30pm

  • Christmas is just around the corner. Want to learn how to make your own Green Screen Christmas photos?
    Have you ever wondered how the Green Screen works? This Workshop is for you!
    In this Tinkershop we are going to explore and learn how to take a photo. Remove the background, and add a different background using the program PhotoKey. Here you will gain the skills to create a very special keepsake.

    Adults & Ages 10+   Free

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Friday November 24,  6:30-8:30pm

  • Celebrate the season with your very own laser cut ornament.

    You'll learn how to design for the laser cutter with Inkscape.

    Adults & Ages 12+   Cost: $2

    Registration Required

    Lakeshore: Wednesday November 29, 1:30-3:30pm

Lakeshore

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON L9S 1V3

Churchill

2282 4th Line
Innisfil, ON, L0L 1K0

Cookstown

20 Church Street
Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

Stroud

7883 Yonge Street
Innisfil, ON L9S 1K8