Spring 2024 Pop-Up Classes and Crafternoons

Join us this semester for our series of Technology Pop-Up Classes and Crafternoons! Check out the schedule below.

Crafternoon: Vision Boards

Thursday, February 1st, 4-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Mallory Walker.

Come by the library between 4 and 6 PM on Thursday, February 1st to make a 2024 Vision Board! All materials provided.

Pop-Up Class: The Art of Making Bread

Tuesday, February 6th, 4-5 PM in Loyola’s Donnelly Science Center. Led by Andrew Schoeffield. Register for the Art of Making Bread here.

Good bread warms both the heart and the soul. This beginners’ class shows you just how easy it is to make your own bread. It also explores why it is probably a good idea to make our own bread, rather than purchasing the bread-like products available at the store.

Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Cards

Thursday, February 8th, 4-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Clara Love.

Stop by the LNDL IDEAspace any time from 4-6 on Thursday, February 8th to make Valentine’s Day cards! All materials provided.

Pop-Up Class: Laser Cut Valentine’s Day Jewelry

Monday, February 12th, 4:30-6 PM, in LNDL’s Lab B. Led by Heather Braxton. Register for Laser Cut Valentine’s Day Jewelry here.

Learn how to create jewelry designs in Adobe Illustrator, then learn how to cut and engrave it with the laser cutter at this demo! We’ll be making Valentine’s Day themed jewelry examples. 

Pop-Up Class: Laser Cutting for Engineers

Monday, February 19th, 5-6:30 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Suzanne Keilson and Youlanda Halterman. Register for Laser Cutting for Engineers here.

Learn about LNDL’s laser cutter, get certified to use it, and learn about practical applications of laser cutting in the field of engineering! This class is part of Loyola’s Engineering Week programming. Anyone is welcome–you don’t need to be a Loyola student or an engineer! All you need is an interest in laser cutting. 

Pop-Up Class: Adobe Express and Generative AI

Thursday, March 21st, 4:30-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Jay Dunmore. Register for Adobe Express and Generative AI here.

Learn to use the Adobe Express software platform and how to enhance your Adobe projects with Generative AI! 

Pop-Up Class: ArcGIS StoryMaps

Monday, March 25th, 4-5 PM on Zoom. Led by Clara Love. Register for ArcGIS StoryMaps here.

Learn to use ArcGIS StoryMaps to make scrolling narrative webpages! 

Crafternoon: Spring Felt Garlands

Thursday, March 28th, 4-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Clara Love.

Stop by the Library’s IDEAspace any time between 4 and 6 to make a springtime-themed felt garland! All materials provided. 

Pop-Up Class: Designing a Portable Gaming System with Arduino

Date TBD, 5-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by David Hoe and Loyola’s IEEE Club. Registration link coming soon.

Learn how to interface a color LCD panel to an Arduino microcontroller and write the code to create fun graphics. Participants will also be able to add switches for controls to complete the basics for a portable electronic game system. No prior experience required. 

Crafternoon: Paper Flowers

Thursday, April 18th, 4-6 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Clara Love.

Stop by the Library’s IDEAspace any time between 4 and 6 PM to learn how to make paper flowers out of book pages! All materials provided. 

Pop-Up Class: Telescope Stargazing

Tuesday, April 23rd, 8-9 PM, location TBD (in-person). Led by John Damond of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Register for Telescope Stargazing here.

Explore the night sky and look at the full moon through a telescope! 

Pop-Up Class: Customize a Mug with Sublimation Printing

Thursday, May 2nd, 4-5 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Nicky McDougal and Youlanda Halterman. Register for Customize a Mug with Sublimation Printing here.

Learn about the science behind sublimation printing with a dry ice demo, then customize a mug with sublimation! 

Crafternoon: Upcycling and Mending

Friday, May 3rd, 3-5 PM in the LNDL IDEAspace. Led by Clara Love.

Learn about the basic stitches and techniques you can use to mend and upcycle your own clothing! Bring your own mending projects!