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I Speak 3-D: Design Tech for Youth (Five Week Program)

Thanks to a generous grant from Project Next Generation, an opportunity offered by the Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, the LaSalle Public Library will be offering technology programs especially for youth ages 11 through 14.  “I Speak 3-D,” is a five week program that is especially designed to accommodate varying schedules of participants by offering flexible lesson times and easy access to mentor assistance.

The first workshop and lesson, scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th, at 2:00 p.m., requires attendance of all registered participants.  In this workshop/lesson, participants will learn about the exciting and diverse world of 3-D printing through short films.  An overview of the program, including lesson requirements, mentor assistance, saving and accessing files will also be discussed.  Participants will begin their first lesson, which will acquaint them with the commands and possibilities of TinkerCad, and challenges them to design a castle.    

In the second lesson of the program, scheduled for the week of Tuesday, April 23rd to Tuesday, April 30th, participants will be challenged to build a house.  This lesson can be completed independently, at the participants own pace and time, as long as it is completed during this week. 

In the third lesson of the program, scheduled for the week of Tuesday, April 30th to Tuesday, May 7th, participants will be challenged to make a pizza.  This lesson can be completed independently, at the participants own pace and time, as long as it is completed during this week.

In the fourth lesson of the program, scheduled for the week of Tuesday, May 7th to Tuesday, May 14th, participants will be challenged to design a soda bottle rocket. This lesson can be completed independently, at the participants own pace and time, as long as it is completed during this week. 

The final workshop of the program, scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, at 10:00 a.m., requires the attendance of all registered participants.  At this workshop, participants will receive their final prints and a Certificate of Completion.  A demonstration and videos of various other unique aspects of 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, and 3-D pens, will be presented.

This program is free, open to the public. Registration is required no later than Saturday, April 13th.  Registration can be done by phone or by online, by going to:  https://www.jotform.com/LaSallePublicLibrary/i-speak-3-d-registration

The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, and is ADA compliant and welcoming.  "I Speak 3-D" - Design Tech for Youth is funded by Project Next Generation (PNG).  PNG grants are funded by Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White and the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.