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The Love Your Library program is designed to provide insight and inspiration from creatives in various industries to the FIT community. Events in this series are free to our students and faculty. Outside visitors may be invited. Please contact your Love Your Library event liaison for details on FIT policies and campus access.


LYL Library & IT Event Series 2019

MakerMinds Space: Weaving With Conductive Thread 

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Hand weave with conductive thread and LEDs. No electronics experience needed. Beginning and expert weavers welcome. Come, share and learn! This is a first come, first serve event. Supplies are limited to 25 projects/participants.

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 12pm-2pm | Goodman Center | Library 6th floor

Contact [email protected]


LYL Library & IT Event Series 2019

MakerMinds Space: Motion Capture and Animation

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In this workshop you will learn how to animate a 3D character using a Rokoko MoCap (Motion Capture) suit and rigging, with Maya 3D modeling and animation software. This is a hands-on computer lab workshop. 

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 12pm-2pm | Goodman Center | Library 6th Fl

Contact: [email protected] 


FIT Authors Talks: Sharon Rothman

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Adjunct Assistant Professor Sharon Rothman discusses her book:

The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook

Insiration, Design and Presentation

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

5:00-6:00pm | Goodman Center

Library, 4th FL | E435

"The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook gives designers the best opportunity to figure out how to showcase their original ideas, design thinking in action, and personal aesthetic." - Calvin Klein

An initiative of te FIT Library and the Faculty Denate Library Committee

Simran Singh: Creative Rebel in the Pattern of Life

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Our lives are a series of points and patterns created by divine design. When we connect the dots, and weave the threads, realities intertwine to create a collection of experiences and express which result in the fabric of our universe. 

Will you be a creative rebel or slip through the 'eye of the needle'?

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm | Lagary Boardroom C903

Accessible via B bldg 9th floor walkway to C

SIMRAN-- Author, Creative Catalyst, Rebel Humanitarian, Storyteller, and FIT Alumna-- brings a unique experiential evening of light, love, and conscious exploration of the inner and outer worlds. Three time Gold Award winning author, radio show host, and publisher, Simran encourages individuals to consciously integrate and align their lives through compassionate presence and witnessing. www.iamsimran.com www.1111mag.com.


 MakerMinds Space Library & IT Event Series 2019

Wearable Tech with LilyPad and Arduino

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Are you interested in wearable technology and smart devices? If so, be sure to join us to learn more about the LilyPad wearable microcontrollers (available for check-out at the Library) and how to program them in Arduino. Basic computer skills are required. 

Friday, March 8th | 12pm - 2pm

Library 6th FL | Goodman Center | Contact: [email protected]

 FIT Library Citation Salon

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 Research! Cite! Have a Bite! 

Tuesday, March 5th, 5pm - midnight 6th Fl of the Gladys Marcus Library                   Shirley Goodman Resource Center

5 - 6pm: How to cite sources in any style with Professor Maria Rothenberg.        Librarians will be available for assistance. 

FIT Authors

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Professor Linda Tain gives an author talk and presentation on her book:

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 5pm-6pm | Goodman Center, Library | 4th floor E435

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indespensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter. It's your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets and creativity to get you that job.

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.   

MakerMinds Space, Library and IT Event Series 2018

The Art of Korean Fabric Wrapping

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Artist Sei Ryun Chun will present on the topic of Bojagi, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth and art form. Participants will learn how to wrap gifts using fabric provided by PrintFX and will come away with a deeper understanding of the significance of the Bojagi tradition. We thank our co-sponsors - the Asian Student Newtwork, the Vietnamese Student Association, and the Asian Studies Minor. 

Friday, November 16, 12 noon-2pm | Goodman Center, Library 6th floor | Contact [email protected]


Love Your Library FIT Author Talks

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Associate Professor Julia Jacquette talks about her two books: Unrequited & Acts of Play and Playground of My Mind

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 | 5pm-6pm

 Goodman Center Library, 4th FL, E435

Unrequited & Acts of Play is Prof. Jacquette's first major monograph. It presents an artistic exploration through the materialism, elitism, and idealization of past and contemporary society. Through her richly detailed paintings featuring imagery drawn from advertisements, Jacquette addresses the challenges of navigating the contemporary media landscape that so directly influenced our sense of personal identity and self-worth.

Through exquisite storytelling Prof. Jacquette's graphic memoir, Playground of My Mind, provides a distinctive account of the artist's childhood in Manhattan in the 1960s and 1970s. 


Love Your Library & IT Event Series 2018

Book Binding for Beginners 

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Make your own book (a great gift idea) using the traditional Japanese four-hole stab bookbinding method. Paper and tools will be provided but supplies are limited. This workshop will be taught by the Library's own Jane Mahoney.

Friday November 2nd from 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center Library 6th Floor  Contact [email protected]

Love Your Library Event

The Past, Present, and Future of American Free SpeechLYL event posterTuesday, October 23rd, 2018 | 6-8pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheater | 227 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001          (free and open to the public)

Authors Amy Werbel (Lust on Trial) and Nadine Strossen (Hate) reflect on what past American experience suggests about the future of free speech in our nation. Moderated by Daniel Levinson-Wilk. 

Daniel Levinson-Wilk is Associate Professor of American History at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Amy Werbel is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School and immediate past president, American Civil Liberties Union (1991-2008).

Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

DIY Hologram Projector

Makerminds events poster Learn how to make a Hologram Projector for your smartphone or tablet, using tape, plastic, and a can-do attitude. Pairing the DIY Hologram Projector with a 3D hologram video, watch the flat image come to life within the projector! Supplies will be provided.

Friday, October 19th, 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center Library 6th floor

Contact: [email protected] 

Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

Sew Electric With Lilypad

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Make a light-up wall decoration and learn the basics of sewing an electrical circuit. Find out all about the Library's Lilypad Arduino Boards, too. 

Friday, October 5th, 12 noon - 2pm | Goodman Center, Library, 6th floor Contact: [email protected] 


Library & IT Event Series 2018 | MakerMinds Space

AR for Anybody

Maker Minds AR for Everybody

Learn to create engaging AR experiences - 2D video and 3D animations - using free augmented reality platforms. No 3D modeling experience needed. Basic computer skills required. Friday September 28th, 12 noon--2pm. Library 6th floor, Room E601 Contact [email protected] for more info  

3D Doodler Workshop

Maker Minds event posterLearn how to draw in three dimensions. 3Doodler CEO Maxwell Bogue will showcase how to create 3D objects using his company's new Create+ 3D printing pen.

Friday, September 14th, 12 noon - 2pm, Library 6th floor. Goodman Center. Contact: [email protected]

The workshop will be limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis. 


Citation Salon

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Research, Cite, Grab a bite! Wednesday, May 2nd from 8pm-Midnight Librarians will be available for assistance.

8-9pm: Mini-session on citation skill building with Librarian Maria Rothenberg.

6th floor of the Gladys Marcus Library, Shirley Goodman Resource Center

Makerminds Cricut Workshop

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Cricut, the smart-cutting machine technology company, is coming to the Fashion Institute of Technology for a hands-on workshop. You'll get the opportunity to learn more about what the Cricut Maker has to offer with the ability to intricately cut hundreds of materials from fine silks to heavier leathers in seconds. The Cricut team will also be on-site to make a leather bag project that was created by one of our FIT students using the Cricut Maker.

Thursday, April 26th from 12 noon-2pm, Library, 6th Floor 

  MakerMinds Makey Makey Giant Keyboard

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Build and play with a giant working piano. The keyboard will be powered by code from Scratch.com and our own Makey Makey circuit board.

Friday, April 20th from 12 noon - 2pm

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Saturday Church: Dress Up and Dress OUT
Panel and Film Screening
Wednesday April 11, 2018 5:30-8:30pm
John E. Reeves Great Hall  

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A panel comprised of FIT community members will join Luka in discussion of issues surrounding societal perceptions and self realization.

Panel Participants: Prof. Kim Cunningham, Prof. Roberta Degnore, Prof. Michelle Handelman, and 2017 Valedictorian Nate Restrepo 

Moderated by Dr. Susan Breton

 MakerMinds Event: Getting Started With LilyPad and Arduino

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Are you interested in wearable technology and smart devices? If so, be sure to join us to learn more about the LilyPad wearable microcontrollers (available for check-out at the Library) and how to program them in Arduino. Basic computer skills are required. Friday March 23rd, Library 6th floor, Goodman Center.                              To register click hereContact: [email protected]  or [email protected] 

MakerMinds Event: Laser Cut Stencil/Stamp Custom Design T-Shirts

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Create your own unique t-shirt design using our custom lasercut stamps. Free T-shirts and paint provided! Event is limited to 20 students, sign up is required. http:/goo.gl/forms/NAMC7OVNbqdunogf2 Friday March 9th, Library 6th floor, Goodman Center. Contact: [email protected] / [email protected] 

Citation Salon

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Research! Cite! Have a bite! Tuesday February 20th 8pm-midnight. From 8pm to 9pm there will be a mini session on citation skill building with librarians Maria Rothenberg and Christina Kennedy. Librarians will be available for assistance. 

 MakerMinds Event: Button Maker Activity

Tuesday, February 13th, 12-2pm

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Make your very own wearable buttons! Bring your printed photos, original art, magazines and more to fit our 1" or 2 1/4" buttons. Great for Valentine's Day!

LEGO FreePlay!

Every Thursday from 12-2pm | 6th Floor Library 

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