Digital Media Lab — Events & Classes

Interested in technology and making? Check out these library classes for teens and adults.

You can see additional programs at Summer 2020 adult programs.

August 2020

"To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow" Vinyl Sign

Request a Take & Make kit for a fun, easy at-home project by filling out the form below, stopping in, or calling us at 815-485-2605. Please limit to one per adult or teen in your household. New Lenox Library card required.

Date Location Age Groups Request
July & August Request online, pick up kit at library Teens, Adults Request a kit

Fairy Furnishings

Join us and try your hand at crafting miniature furniture for your front yard fey. We will walk you through how to assemble a minature picnic table, bench, trellis, and art easel to decorate your existing or soon to be Fairy Garden. You might need a trip to the craft store and your backyard for this one. Happy crafting!

Date Time Location Age Groups Registration Event Calendar
Tuesday, August 4 6 – 7 pm Library Adults Required Register on Event Calendar

Stitch Together (Fiber Arts Online)

Stitch Together on Zoom

Do you knit, crochet or sew? Need some community interaction? Join other stitchers and fiber artists of all kinds in our weekly Zoom chat. Drop in at any time.

Date Time Location Age Groups Registration Event Calendar
Thursday, August 6 5 – 7 pm Live Online (Zoom) Teens, Adults None View on Event Calendar
Thursday, August 20 5 – 7 pm Live Online (Zoom) Teens, Adults None View on Event Calendar

Decorate Your Locker

Going back to school? Looking to add some pizzazz to your school locker? Tune in to this virtual program to learn how to make washi tape magnets and emoji magnets. Use your magnets alone to make your locker pop or use them to hang photos, your favorite pictures and quotes, or whatever inspires you!

We'll post the video here when it's published. Subscribe to New Lenox Library's YouTube channel to see videos as soon as they're published.

Date Time Location Age Groups Registration Event Calendar
Thursday, August 13 10 am Online (YouTube) Teens, Tweens None View on Event Calendar

Summer 2020

Summer 2020 programs included making and technology programs for all ages. Most programs were online, alongside take-and-make project kits that community members could pick up from the library.

Spring 2020

New Lenox Library @ Home programs included weekly making and technology programs. Programs included kids crafts, video job interviewing tips, how to play Dungeons and Dragons online, making art with recycled magazines, and so much more.