Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Bring your ideas to life during July in the Idea Studio at the Fond du Lac Public Library. 

On Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m., join the Idea Studio’s meetup to learn about the “Boomerang Bag” project that began in Australia in 2013. This program is about connecting communities, making reusable bags, diverting waste, starting conversations, fostering sustainable behavior, and having a bit of fun. To participate, register at calendar.fdlpl.org.

Then, join any of the three Let’s Make events scheduled for July:

  • On Monday, July 15 at 6 p.m., earn a badge for use of the Idea Studio’s Sublimation Printer and Heat Press, plus you get to make earrings to get home. For ages 13+. Register starting July 1 at calendar.fdlpl.org.
  • Or, on Monday, July 22 at 6 p.m., get badged on the Idea Studio’s Silhouette Cameo 4 and make your very own heat transfer vinyl design tote bag. For ages 13+. Register starting July 8 at calendar.fdlpl.org.
  • Then, on Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m., get badged and make 3-D printed charms using the Prusa i3 MK3S. The library will provide chain links and other jewelry accessories. For  ages 13+. Register starting July 16 at calendar.fdlpl.org.

Enjoy creating collages? Stop down to the Idea Studio on Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. for the monthly Cut & Paste Club meetup. For July, use various paper and ephemera to create a one of a kind simple sketchbook. After the sketchbooks have been assembled, patrons can add whatever they want to fill them. Open to anyone but youth under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No registration needed.

The Idea Studio is open for walk-in visits Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m., Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.