Thu Jan 26th, 2023
Tags: Electronics Hour, Field of Dreams, IDEA LAB, IDEA LAB at ICL, Ignacio Community Library (ICL), Knitting Group, Night Sky Parties, The Art Group
In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” a disembodied voice tells the main character, “if you build it, he (they) will come”. Well, for many years now the current staff at the Ignacio Library has been busy acquiring equipment and supplies as well as building challenging and engaging programs, and nowhere is that more true than in the IDEA LAB, ICL’s makerspace and digital media lab. And even though many members of the community have found and taken advantage of these opportunities, we know there are many in our town and surrounding areas who have yet to visit our active and welcoming library. So now that we have built it, what will entice you to come?
Maybe it will be to join one of our ongoing groups that meet to work together and collaborate on projects. The Art Group meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Electronics Hour is at noon on Wednesdays, the Knitting Group takes over the community room on Thursday afternoons and open makerspace times are from 2 to 4 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.
Maybe it will be to join one of our Night Sky Parties or help us build a cardboard bookmobile for the Purgatory Derby or bring in one of your projects for help or to share the process and experience.
Or maybe it will be to attend one of our programs to learn a new skill like stop motion animation and video editing, design and 3D printing, aeronautics, electronics and robotics to name a few. Regardless of your current age or situation, make a positive choice today and join us in our lifelong learning journey in a way that can contribute to a more satisfying and productive life.
Also, for High School students, ICL is accepting applications for a non-paid internship which will train participants to work in a library and provide valuable training and experience that will enhance a resume. Many local schools will provide credit for successfully completing the internship. Also, please don’t forget that the IDEA LAB at ICL accepts used electronic devices and broken plastic lids and containers for repair practice and the library still accepts book donations excluding encyclopedias, textbooks over 10 years old, and digest compilations.
Don’t let your friends and neighbors reap all the benefits, come join the fun and activities and learn how to take advantage of all your library offers for you.