Brodey Carpenter

Curry Public Library tech lab coordinator Brodey Carpenter talks to Riley Creek Middle School students about careers in technology.

Curry Public Library is expanding availability and program offerings for its technology lab.

The addition of the technology lab was part of the Harald Haug Library Learning Center project completed in 2018.

In December 2019, Brodey Carpenter was hired as the library’s tech lab coordinator. He’s usually available for open lab hours for youth on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m., and for all ages on Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

During those hours, community members can use use design tablets, a 3D scanner, 3D printer, vinyl cutter and laser cutter.

In addition to those open hours, Carpenter now will be providing new, free programs designed for everyone regardless of how tech savvy they are.

The course offerings will include a two-part Intro to SketchUp: 3D Modeling for the Weekend Warrior, scheduled for Jan. 11 and 18 from 1-3:30 p.m. The course covers the basics of 3-D modeling software SketchUp, and how it can help in the design of your weekend project.

It’s recommended for adults, who can register at currypubliclibrary.net, or by calling 541-247-7246.

On Feb. at 1 p.m. will be Intro to Desktop 3D Printing, on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. will be Intro to Vinyl Cutting for Accelerating Your Crafts, and on Feb. 15 will be Intro to Laser Cutting and Engraving. These free programs are recommended for seventh-graders through adults.

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