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Design 3D-Printable Objects

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Maker Monday: Design 3D-Printable Objects on July 11 may be full, but as always, there are plenty of helpful links online to continue what we learned in What is 3D Printing?

The first thing we’re doing is designing original objects in the free online program Tinkercad. Just sign up for an account, and the website itself will walk you through a tutorial (complete with stars every time you complete something!) If you’d like video help as well, just watch the Lynda.com video on Tinkercad for free with your Westlake Porter Public Library card.

4th of July

Read It Make It is celebrating the 4th of July!  There is no doubt this will be an exciting weekend for everyone.  Be sure to make some time for a book and craft.

 

4th of July

 

Musical Anime

 

Two of my favorite things are music and anime (Japanese animation/cartoons).  So, when I find something that combines the two, I'm incredibly happy.  For those of you who are like me, and are looking for a way to combine these two interests, let me suggest a couple of must-see musical anime for you.

And, of course, if you don't know much about anime, but are interested in it, why not give one of the titles on this list a try?

The Sports Section - Pinch Me

 

Cleveland sports fans are still in a state of disbelief that we now have three champions representing us. 

 

Summer Movie Guide

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer with these July and August movie releases based on books!

 

Finding Dory

We have been waiting 13 years and  the sequel to Finding Nemo is finally here.  Finding Dory opened at theaters last week and is the perfect summer film for the family.  Teenagers are even interested in the movie, because it brings back memories of when they were young.  Finding Dory is sure to be a classic.Blue Tang

Octupus Opposites

OctopusOctopus Opposites by Stella Blackstone is a colorful picture book.  The simply rhyming language appeals to young children and encourages them to pick out opposites in their daily routine.

What Is 3D Printing?

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You may have heard of 3D printing, but what is it? Well, it's "a process for making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of a material."

Live like an animal, because today, you are one.

Have you ever stopped to wonder how it would feel to be in the body of an animal?

In "The Many Selves of Katherine North", Katherine has a strange job. She's a phenomenaut, which means she projects her consciousness into various animals for a day or a week or a month at a time in order to experience life as that animal and further scientific understanding.

If library notices are being blocked, try these steps

The library occasionally hears that our email notifications aren’t getting through to some patrons. Below are some tips for helping to make sure you receive your notices of available holds and other emails from the library.