Create – Make – Design

Create – Make – Design

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

CreativeBug

CreativeBug    –    View Tutorial

CreativeBug offers arts and crafts workshops and techniques, featuring over 1000 online art and craft classes and videos. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.  Watch classes anytime, anywhere; and since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses    –    View Tutorial

Find classes on photography, drawing, music, design, and more in Gale Courses. These six-week, instructor-led, classes are a perfect way to learn new skills or enhance existing ones. To access, create an account with your WAGGIN library card number.

PTPL 2nd Floor MakerSpace

The Peters Township Public Library opened its first MakerSpace over 10 years ago and has worked hard to add new equipment to the space as community interests grow.

Much of the equipment in the space is self-service and requires no staff assistance to use.  All the self-service equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, though we ask that you limit use to one-hour per visit unless you’ve made prior arrangements.  

Some of the equipment, though, does require a staff member to operate or to turn on, and therefore can only be used when a qualified staff member is present or prior arrangements have been made.

The MakerSpace is available for use during the library’s normal hours.  The MakerSpace will be closed, however, during large library programs or when classes are scheduled.  We ask that you finish up any projects you are working on 30 minutes prior when the library closes.  

Our self-service equipment includes:

AccuCut GrandeMARK Die-Cut Machine
AccuCut GrandeMARK Die-Cut Machine

View AccuCut Grand MARK Die-Cut Machine Tutorial

Brother ScanNCut CM100 Electronic Digital Cutter
Brother ScanNCut CM100 Electronic Digital Cutter

View ScanNCut Digital Cutter Tutorial

Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine
Janome Memory Craft 350E Embroidery Machine

View Memory Craft 350E Tutorial

Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine
Janome Sewist 500 Sewing Machine

View Sewist 500 Tutorial

Lexmark IBM Wheelwriter 1000
Lexmark IBM Wheelwriter 1000

View Wheelwriter 1000 Tutorial

The equipment requiring staff assistance includes:

Badge-A-Matic Button Makers*
Badge-A-Matic Button Makers*

View Badge-A-Matic Tutorial

FlashForge Finder 3D Printer*
FlashForge Finder 3D Printer*

View FlashForge Finder Tutorial

GBC Ultima 65 Thermal Roll Laminator*
GBC Ultima 65 Thermal Roll Laminator*

View Ultima 65 Thermal Roll Laminator Tutorial

MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner
MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

View MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner Tutorial

MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer*
MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D Printer*

View MakerBot Replicator 2X Tutorial

MakerBot Replicator Desktop (5th Generation) 3D Printer*
MakerBot Replicator Desktop (5th Generation) 3D Printer*

View MakerBot Replicator Desktop Tutorial

*Some of the equipment have supply costs associated with using the machines.

PTPL 2nd Floor MakerSpace - At Home

In order to spread creativity and the joy of making, the PTPL 2nd Floor MakerSpace has several items that you can check out and take home! 

Please note that while you can request these items from the WAGGIN catalog, they can only be checked out from/returned to the Peters Township Public Library. 

In order to help you make the most of these tools, we created some tutorials that may help!  Click the View Tutorial link below any of the items to find out more.

Our take-home equipment includes:

Cake & Cookie Pans

View Cake & Cookie Pans Tutorial

Finch Robots

View Finch Robot Tutorial

Kenmore 385 Sewing Machine

View Kenmore 385 Sewing Machine Tutorial

MonoMouse

View MonoMouse Tutorial

Ozobots

View Ozobot Tutorial

POWER Library Resources

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source    -    View Tutorial

Auto Repair Source has accurate, Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Gale Special Topics - Culinary Arts Collection
Culinary Arts Collection

Culinary Arts Collection

Offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content.

Gale Special Topics - Gardening, Landscape & Horticulture Collection
Gardening; Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Gardening; Landscape and Horticulture Collection

Serves horticultural enthusiasts of all levels with more than 3.6 million articles from more than 100 journals, as well as more than 20 reference titles.

Gale Special Topics - Home Improvement Collection
Home Improvement Collection

Home Improvement Collection

Offers more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.

Gale Special Topics - Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection
Hospitality; Tourism and Leisure Collection

Hospitality; Tourism and Leisure Collection

Provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and trade publications that cover topics including the cultural and economic aspects of travel and tourism. The database offers current and relevant content that provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries. The curious traveler will also find a wealth of information, from contents on state parks and information on planning a vacation to full-text travel guides from Fodor's.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center    -    View Tutorial

Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides detailed repair guides for all types of small engines and resources that support routine maintenance and extensive repairs.

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Canva

Canva

Canva is a free graphic design program for creating any type of visual documents, such as flyers, bookmarks, cards and more!   It is used by non-designers as well as professionals, and with it's drag-and-drop approach, can be used to create both web and print media design and graphics.

Instagram

Instagram   –    View Tutorial

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service, where users can share images with their friends.  When a user uploads an image, they can share it as it is or apply one of the many filters available.

Ozobot Playground

Ozobot Playground

The Ozobot Playground allows you to play, create, and code your Ozobot robot in two different ways—screen-free with custom Color Codes, made with markers and paper, or connected with the OzoBlockly online coding editor.

Pinterest

Pinterest    -    View Tutorial

Pinterest is an online site that allows users to visually share and discover new interests and ideas by creating image-based bookmarks. These bookmarks are saved onto pinboards, usually grouped around a theme, and can be shared with others.

Scratch

Scratch    -    Scratch Junior

Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community targeted primarily at children. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface for use on programmable robots, like a Finch.

Snap!

Snap!    -    Snap! Reference Manual

Snap! (formerly BYOB) is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language. It differs from Scratch in that users can create and add their own programming blocks for use on programmable robots such as Finch.

Thingiverse

Thingiverse

Thingiverse is the world's largest 3D printing community with millions of free downloadable 3D models. Browse through other people's designs and modify them to suit your needs.  You can even upload your own modifications or new designs to share with others.

TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD    -    View Tutorial

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool. Quickly turn an idea into a CAD model and easily export the file for use on a 3D printer.  Create a free account today.  If you're new to 3D, try the built-in lessons to get started!  If you're an old-hand, just jump right in and start drafting!

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