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The Beehive

Memorial Hall Library's Makerspace programs focus on hands-on learning, technology, creativity, and idea sharing. Find a new way to keep busy in The Beehive!

"Bee Busy" in The Beehive

  • Do you like to make things?
  • Do you want to learn more about technology and library-related services?
  • Do you enjoy art, crafts, writing, or photography?
  • Do you want to meet new people and try new things?

The Beehive events will encourage learning, thinking, and trying new things including: technology sessions, author visits, hands-on crafts, and other activities. The Beehive will move around depending on the space needs of the program.

Visit The Beehive calendar for the list of upcoming events. Some events require registration.

Summer Sewing

Wednesday, August 20, 10-11 am or 3-4 pm

This class is designed for adults and children to work in pairs. Children can bring a favorite adult and learn some basic hand sewing techniques.  Design a simple pincushion, book mark or sachet with colorful  felt and wool.  Materials provided, no sewing experience necessary.  Kids will go back to school with a new skill to pass on! In the Activity Room.

Space is limited. Sign up both adult and child for one session at online.

Library Apps for eBooks, Movies, Learning, and more!

Wednesday, August 6 from 7-8:30 pm [register]

Get free library content anytime, anywhere, using your tablet or smartphone. Staff librarian Curtis Wyant will demonstrate how to download and use free apps from the library to access movies, language learning, e-books, electronic audiobooks, and more. Feel free to bring your device.

eBook How-To

Bring your eBook reader, USB cord, library card, and your questions for a hands-on session with Overdrive. If you use a Kindle, bring your Amazon login and password too.

  • Wednesday, July 9 from 10-11:30 am
  • Tuesday, July 22 from 7-8:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 21 from 10-11:30 am

Compatible Devices

Compatible devices include the Barnes & Noble NOOK, Sony Reader, Apple iPhone and iPad, as well as several Android-based phones and tablets. For a complete list, visit


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