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Homewood Public Library's 3D printer works at makinga toy dragon. (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)

Drop the idea that a printer only prints. A 3D printer creates.

The TAZ 4, the latest piece of equipment in the Digital Media Lab at the Homewood Public Library, shows how revolutionary changes in computer technology are altering our world.

Tori Alt, the library’s emerging technologies assistant, said the printer uses code instruction from the computer, but rather than the traditional ink on paper this printer uses an additive process . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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