Homewood Public Library

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  Every Saturday in May


Adults/All Ages

Computer Programming-

What Is It? 
(ages 10+)

Saturday, May 6 
10:00 a.m.

Explore the history and application of computer programming.  Get an introduction to Python, Java, and Basic languages and program the Turtle module to draw in Python. 

  • Registration is not required
  • Meets in the meeting room
  • Best for ages 10 and above

Python for Kids!

Saturday, May 13 
1:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of the Python programming language, including how to write strings, lists, tuples, and dictionaries. We'll end the session with a fun art project using Python's Turtle module. 

  • Registration is required
  • Grades 5-8
  • Meets in The Makery
  • Limited to 6 attendees


Teen Walk-In Hours

The Makery walk-in hours exclusively for teens.

  • March 16 and 30, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Teens only
  • Limit 6 teens at a time
  • Equipment available on first come, first served basis

3D Printing at the Homewood Public Library?

Submit requests via the online 3D Printing page. We’ll call when your object is ready. Cost is 10 cents per gram + $1 service fee.


The Digital Media Lab has become The Makery.

The Digital Media Lab has grown over the last 3 years, and it has evolved into much more than a digital space. We have electronic experimentation kits, a 3D printer, and sewing machines. Since the space has turned into more of a makerspace, we’ve decided to rename it. Look for The Makery by name and the logo below when searching for events.

We are now charging for print jobs that use the Large Format Printer. Cost is $2 per linear foot.
For example, a 24 x 36 inch poster would cost $6. Printing operation will be the same as our other public printers.

Python & Data - Sorting Hat vs. Algorithms

Saturday, May 20 
10:00 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how sorting functions work?  Or are you just really concerned about whether you're a Gryffindor or Slytherin?  Either way, we'll look at Python's sorting functions, and sort you into your Hogwarts house on Pottermore.  

  • Registration is required
  • No experience necessary
  • Adults only
  • Meets in The Makery
  • Limited to 6 attendees

Python & Wands - Help Us Cast Lumos!

Saturday, May 27 
10:00 a.m.

Create light paintings with the Python Imaging Library, LEDs, a soldering iron, and long exposure photography.  We'll have light wands and a programming board game to play too.  Friends and family are invited, but because we'll use hot tools, only kids 10 and over should attend.

  • Registration is required for kids AND caregivers
  • Kids ages 10+
  • No experience necessary
  • Meets in the Meeting Room
  • Limited to 10 attendees

Digitization Workshop

Are you interested in preserving your history? Stop by The Makery for this workshop and we will show you how to scan documents and photos, scan 35 mm slides, and transfer VHS to DVD.

  • May 3
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Registration is required
  • Sessions are one and done

Walk-In Hours for The Makery

Stop in to get assistance with any projects that necessitate use of our equipment. This is also a great way for non-Homewood patrons to use the The Makery without an appointment. Equipment will be available on a first-come,first-served basis.

  • Second and Fourth Wednesdays, thru May
  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Ages 18 and over
  • No appointment necessary