3-D Printers, Tag Clouds, and Coding

Francis A. Gregory Library

3-D Printers, Tag Clouds, and Coding

3-D Printer MLK
March is full of chances to learn more about technology at Francis Gregory Library. The 3-D printer is visiting from Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library from Thursday, March 27 until Saturday, March 29. Staff will teach patrons how to make files that can be transformed into objects by using the 3-D printer. The schedule for our 3-D printer classes is below. Descriptions of classes can be found on our calendar or by clicking the links below.
 
Thursday, March 27, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Intro to 3-D Scanning
Thursday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Intro to 3-D Printing
Friday, March 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.Intro to 3-D Modeling
Friday, March 28, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Intro to 3-D Printing
Saturday, March 29, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.3-D Printing: Start to Finish
Saturday, March 29, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Intro to 3-D Modeling

 
Tag cloud example
We also had programs to learn about technology earlier in March. During Teen Tech Week, teenagers learned how to make their own tag clouds. Tag clouds, or word clouds, are a visual depiction of words. Sometimes the size or color of the words represent how often they appear in a document. Tagxedo, a free website, allows users to easily make a picture out of words. If you missed this program, follow these instructions to make your own tag cloud. Teens also learned about programming by watching this video and completed these short coding projects

Francis Gregory Library also started providing biweekly computer classes in March. The classes include Career Advancement and Computer Basics workshops. Classes are held on most Tuesdays beginning at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays beginning at 11 a.m. You can learn more about all of our free computer classes by going to our calendar