Creating personalized puzzles at the Michael Kusalaba library

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Neighbors | Submitted.Community member Ginger Zink designed a puzzle with her grandsons on it for Mother's Day May 11 at the Michael Kusalaba library.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Using the laser engraver at the Michael Kusalaba library community members created puzzles with what ever image they chose May 11.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Hannah Matulek assisted community members with designing their puzzles May 11 at the Michael Kusalaba library's Laser Cut Puzzle event.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Librarian Hannah Matulek helped community members design puzzles using Microsoft Word to be engraved on to wood May 11.

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Neighbors | Submitted.Using a laser engraver community members created puzzles depicting what ever image they chose at the Michael Kusalaba library's Laser Cut Puzzles event.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

The Michael Kusalaba library hosted the first laser cut puzzle making event on May 11.

Librarian Hannah Matulek helped community members use personal photos and make them into puzzles to take home.

“It’s easy using the tools we have set up at the library,” Matulek said.

Community members in attendance were required to attend the library’ Makerspace Orientation Class beforehand.

During the event, community members added photos to a Microsoft Word document.

Matulek shows attendees how to cut the background out of the pictures leaving only the intended portion.

Some community members also chose to add words to the puzzle.

After completing the design, Matulek sent the information to the library’s laser engraver.

The engraver carve the images onto wood, that was then cut into a 12 by 12 puzzle shape.

“It can be a great Mother’s Day gift, or just something nice and personal for them to take home,” Matulek said.

For more information on similar upcoming classes, go to www.libraryvisit.org.

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