January Makerspace was full of yummy delicious scents of cacao powder and coconut that was chuck full of moisture. It had proven to be such blast to make, and like always, with a little science mixed into each ingredient! We made Hot Chocolate Lip Balm and Chocolate Whipped Lotions all from 100% natural ingredients!
Next month, for our February Makerspace for those that sign up will get to dabble their fingers onto canvas; with scented paint, gold leaf foil, cheese cloth with-a-bit of anything goes, for a special Artistry and Design Workshop Spotlight. We will be joined with special guest Jill Wells.
As we look ahead to the month of April, get ready to experiment with cement, yes, that is correct, cement and plant pottery creations.
Coming in February at our Makerspace
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Date: February 14th, 2022
Ages: All Ages
Activity: Artistry and Design Workshop Spotlight
Location: Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 Fourth Street Des Moines, IA 50309
NOT ABLE TO JOIN…
If you are unable to join in person, no problem, just complete the online registration form and choose “mail activity kit and video link” directly to your preferred address.
Please contact Denise Bean at email@example.com or 515-452-1338
SAVE THE DATE
2022 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge
Saturday, February 26, 2022
at the Iowa Department for the Blind
The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute launched the Braille Challenge in 2000 to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success.
Any blind or visually impaired student in first through twelfth grades who can read and write braille is eligible to participate in the preliminary Braille Challenge regional events. All contestants are tested on fundamental braille skills such as:
- Reading Comprehension
- Speed and Accuracy
- Charts and Graphs
We will have an exciting day of testing and prizes, as well as, parent sessions and sibling activities and finish up the day with a STEM Fest!
For Braille Challenge Finals, the top 50 students (10 in each category) with the highest scores are invited to Los Angeles for the final round – two days of competition, camaraderie and fun! (Braille Challenge finals were remote in 2020 due to COVID-19.)
The Braille Challenge is designed to encourage students to practice their braille literacy skills. To hone your skills and prepare for the contest, see sample contests here.
Watch the Braille Challenge page of our blog for more details on the upcoming Braille Challenge.
Questions? Contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-1323.
Don’t miss the Makerspace Monday Virtual Event on Monday, April 12th at 6:30pm. We will not only discover the magic of feathers but get ready to tie and trim as you assemble the Feathery Macramé craft! You will learn to turn yarn into wall art just one feather at a time.
Makerspace Monday Virtual Event
Date and Time: April 12th 6:30 p.m.
Activity: Feathery Macramé Fun