Thursday, December 10, 2015

Episode 61: Electronics for Kids

Jessica and Suzanne talk about lots of cool new kid-friendly electronics. They are all fun toys that teach kids about science or coding. Many of these are available to be used in the library or even to be checked out.

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Jessica's Makey Makey Floor Piano
Makey Makey

Lego Wedo
Goldie Blox


Little Bits

Friday, November 27, 2015

Episode 60: Star Wars!

Beth, Michael, and Suzanne talk about their love of Star Wars, as well as some issues we have with it. In order to get ready for the upcoming release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the Duxbury Free Library will hold a Star Wars marathon on 12/11/15.

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Watch some of the more obscure things we mentioned:

How do you feel about Ewoks?

Nothing says Holidays like Bea Arthur singing in the Tatooine Cantina, part of the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Eddie Izzard Death Star Canteen skit using Legos.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Episode 59: Ellen Snoeyenbos YA Librarian

Suzanne and David have a conversation with Ellen about her years working as the YA Librarian at the DFL. Ellen is about to start a new job as the director of the West Bridgewater Library, and it is obvious from the conversation that she will be greatly missed!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Episode 58: Hoopla Recommendations


The Duxbury Free Library now has access to streaming service Hoopla. Hoopla has movies, TV, music, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics, all available to stream instantly. Suzanne, Beth, and Michael recommend our favorites out of all of these categories. Sign up today!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Episode 57: Skip Bennett of Island Creek Oysters

Skip recounts his founding of Island Creek Oyster Company, the history of eating oysters in America, the modern aqua culture model, and giving back to the community and the world through projects in Zanzibar, Tanzania and Haiti.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Episode 55: Luisa Earle explains the fascinating world of costuming

Luisa has gone from sewing American Girl doll clothes as a little girl to sewing for theater productions and ComiCon appearances.

Luisa's professional Facebook page

Come to Luisa's costuming presentation in the Merry Meeting Room at the Duxbury Free Library on Wed., Sept. 9, at 4 p.m.

Worbla thermoplastic material
Boston ComiCon
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Episode 54: New Adult Program Ideas

The Duxbury Free Library wants to meet patrons where they're at in terms of interests, social needs, relaxation and sharpening of mind and wit.
Mike & Ted podcast
Coloring program for adults

3D Printing on Saturdays - monthly
Monthly Adult board game nights

Monday, June 8, 2015

Episode 52: Maddy Farquharson shares her tip on learning a new language

After two years studying at NYU Shanghai, Maddy recounts how she has learned to think in another language by using a favorite book as a entry point of vocabulary and cross cultural insight.
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Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 51: Radiofaces regroups and doubles down.

The Radiofaces teen podcasting club has chosen to interview favorite teachers and other interesting adults to find out what makes them tick. Asking deep question such as: "Have you had a defining episode in your life?" "When did you come to realize that you were now an adult?" "When did you face your own mortality?"

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Episode 50 - Getting started with 3D printing at the library

Ellen and Jessica unpack the Cube 2 printers.
 This winter the Duxbury Free Library received two student tabletop Cube 2 3D printers from a grant sponsored by the American Library Association and 3D Systems Corporation.

In addition, we had budgeted to purchase a high-grade Ultimaker 2 printer.

All three printers are now used daily in conjunction with TinkerCad and AutoDesk Inventor programs.

TinkerCad is great for beginners and Inventor is for serious programmer who want to dig deep into the architecture of designing for the 3D printer.
Glenn works with to learn AutoDesk Inventor.

Tinkering Tuesdays we are busy with the Cube 2s and on Saturday mornings in mid-May, we will begin a series of programs to introduce adults and teens to the world of 3D printing.

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TinkerCad : a free online 3D printing design resource.

AutoDesk Inventor : the real McCoy learning tool for  CAD 3D designing.
Ultimaker 2 is the highest rated consumer grade printer on the market.
Lauren builds piece of jewelry with the Cube 2.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Episode 49: Josh Warren goes from college activism to a career in community service that emphasizes fun and connection

Find out how you can combine your favorite things to do with helping visually impaired folks on the metro Boston area:
The Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Team with a Vision Marathon running buddies!

DREAM program where Josh got his inspiration.

"If its not fun, why do it!"  Ben & Jerry on finding ways to help out.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Episode 48: The Legend of Slappy Hooper

Slappy is the biggest and best sign painter in the world who can't seem to catch a break. When he finally gets a job that matches his skills amazing things happen!

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The Duxbury Radiofaces present a tale of the American West retold in a script by Aaron Shepard.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Episode 47: Leslie Mortland parlays her China experience into a fascinating job

2008 Duxbury High School graduate, Leslie Mortland, was an AFS student in China and studied Chinese at SUNY Albany. After graduating, she explored Europe on her own, bounced through various jobs until she landed on one that uses her expertise in Chinese and her innate communication skills to broaden American awareness of the depth and beauty of Chinese culture. Her advice: just because you have a job doesn't mean you stop looking for a better one. Search engine job searches work!

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Episode 46: Julie Merry takes the step from working for others to working for herself

Julie Merry, 2008 Duxbury High graduate, has always worked hard. While in high school, she helped found the DFL flagship teen program, the Bookmarks. In college she studied hard and was active in clubs as well as Worcester chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Now her can-do spirit embraces the challenge of owning and running her own business.

See her Partylite business link here

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Episode 45: Gretchen Snoeyenbos describes how she came full circle in her twenties

Now that she's a MD in her first year of residency, Gretchen looks back on her twenties as a time of contrasting life experiences that add up to who and where she is right now. Few decisions in your twenties need to limit you. Just live into the experiences and learn from them.

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