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Get crafty and creative 

By Terry Giinther
Library Manager 
As the long Minnesota winter is setting in there are a lot of creative and cozy activities happening inside the Innovation Lab at George Latimer Central Library, 90 West 4th Street, across from Rice Park. 
On Fridays from 2-3 p.m. learn the basics of 3D printing with instruction on our Ultimaker S3 and Lulzbot Mini 3S printers. No experience necessary.
On Saturdays there are sewing workshops from 1-2:30 p.m. Sewing machines, thread, and other notions are provided, or you can bring your own. From 2-4 p.m. you can learn laser cutting and engraving, or drop in from 2:30-4 p.m. at a knitting and crocheting circle. Winter is the perfect time to start a new project or continue working on one. Beginners welcome.
Discover something fun and new every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. Unwind at a meditative drawing and coloring circle the first Wednesday of the month or join us the second Wednesday of the month for Game Night. Have fun with crafting on the third and fourth Wednesdays each month.
The Innovation Lab is a free creative and maker space for artists, small business owners, and novice or experienced hobbyists on the 3rd floor of George Latimer Central Library and is open during regular library hours. The newly updated space includes new equipment such as a recording studio pod, upgraded 3-D printer, new video and DSLR camera, flexible furniture, and more. The upgrade also includes new public art by local artist, Miko Simmons. 
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