Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400, businessref@bpl.org

Our 3d printer!

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by adeangelis in Kirstein Business Library
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We’ve been printing up a storm lately!  Below is a model of the Liberty Mutual office downtown!

We have two upcoming classes on 3d modeling the you can register for on Eventbrite!:

libertymutualThursday, November 3rd: Easy as 123 Design!

Take the next step the in your CAD and 3D design quest!  Learn how to design 3D objects using Autodesk’s 123D design and learn about our 3d printer. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the internet strongly recommended.

Times 1:00-2:30 p.m., 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Exchange, Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, Johnson Building Lower Level

Thursday, December 15th: Basics of 3d Printing

Get an overview of software and equipment available for 3D printing at the BPL. Learn tips and tricks for making a successful print and resources to help you design an object. Folks may bring their own laptop so they can follow along. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the internet strongly recommended.

Times 1:00-2:30 p.m., 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: The Exchange, Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, Johnson Building Lower Level

Our 3D Printing Guidelines

  • All builds must be scheduled in advance by email to 3dprint@bpl.org.  Please let us know the color and the approximate demensions of what your job should be.
  • No more than two builds per month per person will be accepted
  • All designs must be submitted in an .stl file format
  • Only builds of ten hours or less will be accepted.
  • If a build is too large or complex we suggest a commercial service
  • No hazardous or offensive items
  • The library reserves the right to decline any print job

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October KBLIC Program Highlights

Posted on October 4th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

batmanThis month we will be offering a variety of exciting programs.

  • October 6: Navigating Illustrator in the Exchange at 1 and 6
  • October 13: Garageband in the Exchange at 1 and 6 and Urban Beekeeping at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 20: Our Future with Bees at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 25: Starting a Specialty Food Business at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon
  • October 26: Writing Business Plans at 10:30 in the Community Learning Center
  • October 27: Create with Photoshop at 1 and 6 in the Exchange and History of Horror Films at 6 in Rabb Hall
  • October 28: Job Searching Online at 10 in the Community Learning Center

For more information, click here .  Please join us.

Boston Public Library Web Development Academy Started September 12

Posted on September 12th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

ryan-mitchell Ryan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java  is teaching basic web design from September 12 through November 7 in the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center’s training room, The Exchange. Twenty adults are learning how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants are learning about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, students will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

 

New Arrivals at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on August 27th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books have arrived,

 

so please check them out.

September Programs

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

gekowWe have a great line-up of programs for September.  Gary Gekow, employment counselor,  returns on Tuesdays at 6 in the Exchange with the following programs: September 6: Interview Workshop,  September 13: Interview Workshop Part 2: Behavioral Interviewing, September 20: The Importance of LinkedIn, and September 27: Tell Me about Yourself.  On September 8, General Assembly returns with Digital Marketing Strategies at 6:30 in the Commonwealth Salon, and Thursday computer classes at 1 and 6 in the Exchange include Basics of 3D Printing, Navigating with Photoshop, and Create with Photoshop. SCORE small business mentors will be here on Saturday September 10 and Saturday September 24 from 1-4.  Registration is required for SCORE small business mentoring by calling 617 565-5591 or at https://scoreboston.org/KL .