Library News & Events

Patient Port Pillow Making Event

Patient Port Pillow Making Event

Wednesday (2/27) 11am – 1pm, Coulter Lobby, Coulter Hall

The Office of Student Leadership & Engagement and the Coulter Library Makerspace & Club are sponsoring a Patient Port Pillow Making Event. We want to offer a small gift to patients with ports. At the event we will have sewing machines and supplies ready for anyone who would like to help us sew little pillows to help cushion a patient’s port when they ride in a car. A seat belt can be quite the irritant against a port. We will donate the pillows to Cancer Care at Crouse Hospital. If you would like to assist us with this effort, below are the various ways you can help.

Questions – Please contact Pauline Lynch Shostack (shostacp@sunyocc.edu) or Shawn Edie (s.l.edie@sunyocc.edu).

February Maker Challenge

February Maker Challenge
  1. Make something that does something using only toilet paper and/or paper towel rolls and tape.
  2. Bring your creation to the Makerspace during open hours OR share a photo of your creation on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OCCmakers.
  3. All entries received by February 28 will be entered in to a drawing for an iTunes or Google Play gift card.

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Date: 
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 6:30pm to Fri, 03/01/2019 - 6:30pm

Community Weaving Project

Community Weaving Project

On Unity Day (Wednesday, 4/10) from 9am - 2pm, the Library Makerspace will host a community weaving station in the Coulter Hall 1st Floor Lobby. The campus community is invited to weave fabric in to a community tapestry based on a personal identifier. The completed tapestry will be displayed in Coulter Hall for the remainder of the semester.

VHS Tape Recycling

VHS Tape Recycling

Do you have any old VHS/video tapes that are just collecting dust or taking up space? OCC will recycle all of your old VHS tapes during the month of February. Bring them from campus or bring them from home. Just bring them to the lobby of Coulter Hall, drop them in the clearly labeled and conveniently located box (at the base of the stairs), and feel good about the fact that they will be recycled.

What: Recycle VHS / video tapes

When: The entire month of February

Where: Lobby of Coulter Hall (the Library)

Cost: Totally free! If you have a large collection of tapes on campus, we can arrange to have them picked up for you.

Questions? Call or email Lisa Hoff, Electronic Resources Librarian: (315) 498- 2340 or l.m.hoff@sunyocc.edu

Makerspace Spring Semester Hours

Makerspace Spring Semester Hours

Mondays 1pm - 3pm
Wednesdays 11am - 1pm
Thursdays 3pm - 5pm

Paper Circuit Holiday Cards

Paper Circuit Holiday Cards

Join us during college hour on Wednesday, November 14 (1st Floor Coulter Lobby) to learn how to make paper circuit holiday cards. We will teach you how to light an LED light by creating a circuit with conductive tape and other supplies.

Veterans Library Display

Veterans Library Display

Material generously donated by our OCC Veterans are on display during the month of November in the 2nd floor display case at the entrance of the Coulter Library.

International Stonework Play Day

International Stonework Play Day

Celebrate International Stonework Play Day by creating your stonework story anytime the week of 11/5. Diana Suskind ’66 is an artist and author who specializes in stonework-play. She visited the college a couple weeks ago and provided us with several resources for setting up a “Stonework Play” This stonework play area will be available from Monday, November 5 – Friday, November 9. It is located in front of the Library Makerspace (C141). station. We hope you will share your stonework stories. You can share your story with friends, family, and with us! To share with us via social media include the hashtag #OCCMAKERS and #STONEWORKPLAYDAY.

Global Maker Day Challenges

Global Maker Day Challenges

We had several students enter our global maker day challenges raffle. You can find some of them on Twitter or Instagram by seraching for the following hashtags #OCCmakers and #GlobalMakerDay! The challenges are listed below.

A. Make a toilet paper roll functional.

B. Create 3D content in augmented reality using 3DBear. Download the app at https://3dbear.io/.

C. Using TinkerCad, design a personalized keychain (don’t forget the hole for the key ring!).

D. Make something that does something using our bin full of low-tech items such as recyclables & supplies.

E. Fit yourself through a single index card.

F. Using only Legos, create one of the following:

  1. A Halloween inspired creation
  2. First initial of your name
  3. A bridge for a mini-figure to cross
  4. Blaze 
  5. A library inspired creation
  6. Your choice!

 

OCC Student Maker Club Meetings

OCC Student Maker Club Meetings

The OCC Student Maker Club meetings for the Spring 2019 semester are scheduled for Monday 2/25, 3/11, & 3/25 at 11:15am in the Makerspace (C141). Meetings are open to all current OCC students.