The only constant in life is change

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Although few people know of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, almost everyone can quote him; “The only constant in life is change.”  One of the most significant instruments of change in a society is the library. Whether you’re looking for self-help books, how to books, or stories of how others have changed their lives, the library is a natural place to find help in changing ourselves or the world around us.  

With this philosophy in mind the library will make some changes over the next few months. The hours for Makerspace Workshops will be seeing some changes in July 2022.  Makerspace Classes will be held Friday and Saturday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is partly due to Ignacio School District moving to a four-day week and dispensing with early release on Wednesdays and partly due to patron requests. However, as always, the IDEA LAB is available anytime by reservation. Patrons requiring a staff member to provide coaching will need to arrange a time that works for both themselves and the staff. 

The last month has seen patrons using the IDEA LAB in making journals, tying knots, folding origami, and making and flying model airplanes. There has also been quite a bit of serious experimentation with the 3D printers. Most of the learning opportunities in the IDEA LAB have a spectrum of difficulty, meaning that you can learn the basics of a piece of equipment or software in a relatively brief period of time, but true expertise can take much longer. 3D printing is just one such example of the many opportunities for hands-on learning at your library. 

Also, in response to the new school schedule, ICL will be offering its Kidz Klub Science Program on Friday afternoons. This program, popular with both kids and parents, will focus on a variety of fun, interactive, and engaging subjects designed to peak kids’ interest.  

Make arrangements to spend some time in ICL’s IDEA LAB and see what changes you can make for your life. Stop in the library for books, DVDs and more to see what we offer, so that you can be the change you wish to see in our world as well as to learn new skills, meet new friends, and participate in new programs. In more recent times, it was the enlightened American philosopher Ben Franklin, who once said, “When you are finished changing, you are finished.”   

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