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Virtual Minecraft

Minecraft is back! Choose your world: Survival or Creative and let the adventure begin! While we are not offering Minecraft in the library, we have created our own secure online world so you can play from home. 

Virtual Minecraft

Team up with others to build a survival camp and defeat the elder dragon, or work as an individual in creative to build your dream home.

To participate, you first need to:

  • own a copy of Minecraft Java Edition: minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition and have it installed on your computer
  • have internet access
  • know how to play Minecraft
  • join the Ipswich Libraries Minecraft Server (details will be forwarded to everyone who registers for this event)

For ages 8-17 years

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2020 Poetry Writing Competition

The 18th Ipswich Poetry Feast Poetry Writing Competition is now open.
Enter your poems to win great prizes and showcase your talent.
Closing date:  31 July 2020

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Virtual Minecraft

Minecraft is back! Choose your world: Survival or Creative and let the adventure begin! While we are not offering Minecraft in the library, we have created our own secure online world so you can play from home. 

Virtual Minecraft

Team up with others to build a survival camp and defeat the elder dragon, or work as an individual in creative to build your dream home.

To participate, you first need to:

  • own a copy of Minecraft Java Edition: minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition and have it installed on your computer
  • have internet access
  • know how to play Minecraft
  • join the Ipswich Libraries Minecraft Server (details will be forwarded to everyone who registers for this event)

For ages 8-17 years

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LEGO Dream Holiday Builds

Unleash your inner creativity and use your own LEGO (and other household items) to create a representation of your dream holiday experience.

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Story Bookalikes Family Challenge

Work together as a family to recreate the front cover from your favourite children’s story book using items from around your home.

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Drawing Dinosaurs with Tony Flowers

Join illustrator Tony Flowers for a creative online workshop via Zoom to learn how you can improve your drawing skills while discovering all the fun of drawing dinosaurs with flair.

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Minecraft Pixel Art

Minecraft is back! While we are not offering Minecraft in the library, we have created our own secure online world so you can play from home. In this event your challenge is to create or re-create a Book Character or Cover.

Minecraft Pixel Art

Register for as many sessions as you like these holidays (Wednesdays or Fridays) to continue your book build.

To participate, you first need to:
• own a copy of Minecraft Java Edition: www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition  and have it installed on your computer
• have internet access
• know how to play Minecraft
• join the Ipswich Libraries Minecraft Server (details will be forwarded to everyone who registers for this event)

For ages 8-17 years

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Where on Earth am I?

Test your powers of observation as we magically jump to a variety of locations via Google Earth. Guess the exact location and remember key details in each street view to earn additional points for your team.

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EXPLORE Digital Arts

Explore digital sketching on Microsoft Surfaces using ArtRage. Create music on Apple iPads with Garageband.

EXPLORE Digital Arts

Explore digital sketching on Microsoft Surfaces using ArtRage. Create music on Apple iPads with Garageband.

Basic computer skills required.

Adults and Teens (13+ years)

Expression of interest required.

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EXPLORE 3D Design

Explore the technologies behind 3D printing. Discover the basics of 3D design and create a chess piece using Tinkercad.

EXPLORE 3D Design

Explore the technologies behind 3D printing. Discover the basics of 3D design and create a chess piece using Tinkercad.

Basic computer skills required.

Adults and Teens (13+ years)

Expression of interest required.

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EXPLORE 360 Photography

Explore 360 photography with VR and Tech Trek, then take photos with a 360 camera and share them online.

EXPLORE 360 Photography

Explore 360 photography with VR and Tech Trek, then take photos with a 360 camera and share them online.

Basic computer skills required.

Adults and Teens (13+ years)

Expression of interest required.

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EXPLORE Virtual Reality

Explore Virtual Reality with the Oculus Go. Experience riding a roller-coaster, going fishing or relaxing with VR meditation.

EXPLORE Virtual Reality

Explore Virtual Reality with the Oculus Go. Experience riding a roller-coaster, going fishing or relaxing with VR meditation.

Basic computer skills required.

Adults and Teens (13+ years)

Expression of interest required.

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Escape Room

Challenge yourself and be entertained by our exclusive escape room events.

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Get Coding

Build skills to code through fun challenges in Scratch, robotics and more. No coding experience needed.

Get Coding

Build skills to code through fun challenges in Scratch, robotics and more. No coding experience needed.

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required.

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Minecraft Multiplayer

Claim your space and add your design to our new group build.

Minecraft Multiplayer

Claim your space and add your design to our new group build.

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required, turn up and join in if there is a spare computer!

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Tech Tips

Get tech savvy with hands-on training sessions – from the basics in computers, internet and email to the newest gizmos and gadgets in virtual reality, 360 cameras and 3D printing.

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Bricks and Clicks

Explore, Create and Share with Lego bricks,  WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3

Bricks and Clicks

Explore, Create and Share with Lego bricks,  WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorms EV3

Ages 8+ years

No bookings required.

Makerspace Challenges

Every month compete in the ultimate Makerspace Challenge to test your skills and win amazing prizes!

Challenges change monthly and can be completed using the technology and software currently available in the Ipswich Libraries Makerspaces. 

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