Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It Book Discussions: The Humanity of Science & Technology
Victory Branch (unless noted)
All Programs Begin at 6:30 p.m. 

March 18th
Born In Africa by Martin Meredith
The Quest for the Origins of Human Life. Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years.

April 8th at The Reuseum, 108 33rd St., Garden City (MAP)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The story of the woman whose cells, taken without her knowledge or consent, have played a key role in developing the cure to polio, gene mapping, and more. 

April 22nd
The Shallows by Nicholas G. Carr
An exploration into the concept of how tools like the Internet change our ways of thinking.

May 6th
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
Explores the similarities in how animals think and how austic people think. Author Temple Grandin is both an animal scientist and a person with autism.

All books are available for checkout at the Victory Branch.

Makeiteers: Fly Tying with Woolly Buggers

Makeiteers: Fly Tying with Woolly Buggers

Makeiteers: Fly Tying with Boise Valley Woolly Buggers
Featuring Esteemed Fly Tyer Clayne Baker
Wednesday, April 23. 6:30 p.m.

Families are highly encouraged to bring the entire gang to this very special event presented by the Boise Valley Woolly Buggers. This hands-on program will provide kids, teens, and even adults the chance to work on their own flies with Esteemed Fly Tyer Clayne Baker. Mr. Baker is the the founder of the Boise Valley Wolly Buggers, an organization dedication to teaching the fundamentals of the sport to youth because as their motto states, "There's more to fishing than catching fish." Come discover just a few of the life skills taught from fly fishing from a true expert in the sport.

This is a free program open to the public. No registration required.

Adult & Family Makeiteer Nights

Adult & Family Makeiteer Nights

Adult & Family Makeiteer Nights
Wednesday Nights (Forrey Room unless otherwise noted)
6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Come each Wednesday as we explore different aspects of our library Make IT space. We have a 3D printer, robots, engineering kits, and more.  Some of these nights will have library staff reading and waiting to answer questions and some nights will be special topics led by members of our community. If you have a skill you would like to share, let us know! Become a Makeiteer!

Come play and explore. These events are geared for adults or adults who want to bring children and explore with them. Each week we will highlight a different aspect of our Make IT Space although participants are invited to use any of our materials (subject to availability). We will figure out the format and sharing of resources as we go. See topics/dates below! 

Adult/Family Makeiteer Nights Weekly Focus
(topics subject to change) 

  • January 15 - Meet Kal-El, Our 3D Printer! Come see the 3D printer in action, ask questions, and learn how to start designing you own prototypes!
  • THURSDAY, January 22 - MAKE IT EVENTS DURING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 3D Printing, Engineering Kits, Robots, and More!!!
  • January 29 - Robots! Robots! Robots! Did we mention Robots!
  • February 5 - Snap Circuits
  • February 12 -  Versatile Wooden Walking Sticks
  • February 19 - Monthly Sewing Group (3rd Wednesday of each month)
  • February 22  - Special Saturday Family Make IT Day (1-3 p.m.)
  • February 26 - Open Lab
  • March 5 - Tree Care with JasonDoran
  • March 12 - TBA
  • March 19 - Monthly Sewing Group (3rd Wednesday of each month)
  • March 26 - TBA
  • April 2 - TBA
  • April 9 - Unique Homemade Musical Instruments
  • Tuesday, April 15 - All About Roses with Master Gardener Vivian Chan
  • April 16 - Monthly Sewing Group
  • April 23 - Fly Tying
  • April 30 - TBA
  • May 7 - Ukulele Session with BUG (Boise Ukulele Group)

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing
A Biweekly Sewing Group
Every other Wednesday at 6:30 pm (next meeting April 30)

Do you like to sew? Do you want to learn more about traditional dressmaking? Do you like Steampunk and Cosplay? Do you want to make your own costumes?

Well if you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the group for you! We're starting a biweekly (meeting every other week) sewing group with a focus on Steampunk and Cosplay. The plan is to come together as a group to work on a couple of Steampunk inspired outfits (a woman's and a man's outfit) throughout the summer. Then in the fall, we will raffle the outfits just in time for Halloween to benefit the Friends of the Ada Community Library

If you have no interest in Steampunk and the like, we will still be learning valuable skills from expert dressmakers! You can also bring in your own projects to work on and get some advice. 

We will have a sewing machine on hand and your invited to bring your own - we'll supply the power.

The first official meeting of the group is Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. The hope is that we will be meeting every other Wednesday from there on out as long as we have interested tailors in training. 

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for a very special event on Wednesday, May 14 featuring professional costumer Tanglwyst de Holloway! 

Like all library programs, this is a free event. No registration is required.

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing with Tanglwyst

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing with Tanglwyst

Makeiteers: Steampunk Sewing with Tanglwyst
Wednesday, May 14
6:30 p.m.

To help usher in our new Steampunk inspired sewing group, we are pleased to host costume-maker  extraordinaire Tanglwyst de Holloway. The program will feature a Steampunk fashion shown and Q & A with Tanglwyst. For more information on Ms. de Holloway, check out her Web site: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/profile/TanglwystdeHolloway