Makerspace

Maker 101

A makerspace is a creative, DIY place where people can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. 

While the Makerspaces at the Golden Triangle Branch and Northwest Branch libraries are temporarily closed, we invite you to participate in the virtual Makerspace programs!

Maker 101 programs will present a new project each month. A limited number of craft bags with the needed supplies will be available at Golden Triangle Branch and Northwest Branch. However, projects usually require only household items that many people already have on hand. Two weeks after each Maker 101 program, there will be Maker 101 Follow Up that features live Q&A sessions, resource sharing and a virtual gallery to show off works creations.

Video programs Live follow up via Zoom

September: Create an Art Bot

  • Sept. 2, 3 p.m.: Participants will create their very own robot that creates wiggle art. Use science to make art with us! Watch the video program here!
  • Sept. 16, 6 p.m.: Live follow up via Zoom.

October: Clone and Grow Your Houseplants

  • Oct. 7, 3 p.m.: Learn how to make a self-watering planter to propagate your plant clones! No high tech machinery needed, this program will make you a plant cloning expert. Watch the video program here!
  • Oct. 21, 6 p.m.: Live follow up for learning extensions, Q&A, resource sharing, and showing off created works in our virtual gallery via Zoom.

November: Hand Sewing Basics

  • Nov. 4, 3 p.m.: Having a hard time when it comes to sewing repair? Let us help you learn the basics of how to sew by hand. During this class you will learn about the tools needed, the different stich types, how to sew on buttons, repair rips, and how to hem pants. Watch the video program here!
  • Nov. 18, 6 p.m.: Live follow up for learning extensions, Q&A, resource sharing, and showing off created works in our virtual gallery via Zoom.

December: Embroidery Basics

  • Dec. 2, 3 p.m.: Learn some basic embroidery skills to spice up your house décor, update an old garment, and blow your gifting game out of the water! We’ll go over fabrics, materials, tools and how to use them to create your unique embroidery designs. No previous experience needed for this program, beginners are welcome! Watch the video program here!
  • Dec. 16, 6 p.m.: Live follow up for learning extensions, Q&A, resource sharing, and showing off created works in our virtual gallery via Zoom.

Join us for a monthly interview with guests from the ‘Maker Community’. Learn about their creative process, how they got their start, and how they hope to inspire the next generation of future makers. 

New videos premiere at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

  • Sept. 12
  • Oct. 10
  • Nov. 14
  • Dec. 12

There is so much more to learn and do with Library maker programs! 

Check out this playlist with dozens of video tutorials

While the Makerspaces at the Golden Triangle Branch and Northwest Branch libraries are temporarily closed, we invite you to participate in the virtual Makerspace programs!

A Makerspace Creative Lab is a creative, DIY place where people can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Makerspaces are as unique as the people they serve - artists, builders, crafters, graphic designers, engineers and even those who just tinker, are all “makers” in their own way. This gives them a space to explore new skills.

Makerspace Carts are not available until libraries return to full services.

 Makerspace Carts are designed for Kindergarten through 12th graders but are available to anyone interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. Stop by a branch and visit a cart to use a 3D printer or to experiment with a STEM kit.