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STEAM Corner in the Donofrio Family Technology Center: Home

 

 

EMBROIDERY & SEWING EQUIPMENT

Embroidery Machine

The Baby Lock Flare embroidery machine has 293 built-in designs and 12 built-in fonts to choose from. Click here to reserve!

 

 Sewing & Embroidery Machine

The Baby Lock Aurora sewing and embroidery machine has 303 built-in embroidery designs, 13 built-in fonts and 191 stitches to choose from. Click here to reserve!

Serger

The Baby Lock Vibrant has 4/3/2 thread serging for garment sewers who want truly finished edges. Click here to reserve!

CRAFTING

Cricut Maker

The Cricut Maker cuts through hundreds of materials including paper, fabric, leather, and basswood. Click here to reserve!

  

Button Makers

Create custom 1", 1.5" or 2.25" metal buttons. Click here to reserve!

  

PERSONAL DIGITIZATION EQUIPMENT

VHS Converter

Convert home videos from VHS, VHS-C or 8 mm tapes to either DVD or digital format. You will need to provide your own USB flash drive to convert to digital (about 2 GB per hour of footage). Contact the Adult Services Desk for availability at 203-438-2282 ext. 201

8 mm Film Converter

Convert home videos from 8 mm or Super 8 Film to DVD or digital format. You will need to provide your own USB flash drive to convert to digital (about 2 GB per hour of footage). Contact the Adult Services Desk to reserve 203-438-2282 x201

 

 

Photo Scanner

Create digital copies of your photos measuring: 3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, Polaroid photos and panoramic up to 8.5x36". You will need to provide your own USB flash drive. Click here to reserve!

     

Slide Scanner

Create digital copies of your 35 mm mounted slides, 35 mm fil strips or medium format strips (6x22 cm). You will need to provide your own USB flash drive. Click here to reserve!

     

3D PRINTING & CNC MACHINES

Lulzbot TAZ

The Lulzbot TAZ desktop 3D printer uses standard PLA filament. Email project requests to KMPickle@ridgefieldlibrary.org

  

 

Carbide Nomad 3

Create computer-generated designs with incredible, intricate detail with the Nomad 3 CNC mill. Email project requests to KMPickle@ridgefieldlibrary.org

  

  

CIRCULATING COLLECTION

Cassette to MP3 Converter

Create a digital copy of your cassette tapes. Must provide your own USB flash drive and headphones. Check availability!

      

 

External CD/DVD Drive

The External CD/DVD Drive can be used to play both CDs and DVDs on a laptop or desktop computer. Check availability!

          

Light Pad

The light pad can be used as a tracer for drawing, sketching, 2D animation, embossing, quilting and much more. Check availability!

       

Sewing Machine

Schoolmate sewing machine has 15 built-in stitches to choose from. Check availability.

 

A photo of the STEAM corner in the Donofrio Family Technology Center

The STEAM Corner at Ridgefield Library is located in the Donofrio Family Technology Center. The STEAM Corner is restricted to use by CT library cardholders 12 years of age or older, and those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Individuals wishing to use the equipment can reserve a two-hour slot during our STEAM Corner hours or email a project request. To learn more read: Ridgefield Library STEAM Corner Policy

STEAM Corner Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Please contact kmpickle@ridgefieldlibrary.org to 
schedule appointments outside these hours.


 

Contact

Kathy Pickle, Technology/Innovation Librarian
203-438-2282 x119
kmpickle@ridgefieldlibrary.org

Kathy Pickle on the sewing machine bitmoji

Upcoming Programs

Each month Library staff and outside experts conduct numerous instructional classes and hands-on workshops on STEAM subjects. Some require registration and others are drop-in opportunities. Click on the topics below to see what activities are scheduled. Click here for a schedule of upcoming STEAM programs.

 

Making STEAM @ Ridgefield Library is our initiative to offer activities and programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math to the community. 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(closed summer Sundays)


Location

472 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
www.ridgefieldlibrary.org
203-438-2282


Our Mission

THE RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY anticipates and meets the evolving needs of our community. We are an essential partner and the place where people discover, question, learn and connect.


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