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Makerspaces

PPLD has two makerspaces: Make and Make II at Library 21c and MAKE @ East.

What is a Makerspace?

The PPLD makerspaces were established to promote creativity, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship. This space supports lifelong learning and realization of ideas in a new way through technology and hands-on fabrication.


All Makerspace Programs / Classes

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Facebook Business Pages

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Put Facebook to work for your business by learning the basics of Facebook Business Pages. Create your page, learn to navigate the interface, and get tips on the types of content that drives interest in your business.

Pre-requisite: Students must already have a personal Facebook page and know their login information.

Drawing and Painting Creativity Group

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Bring your creativity to this monthly gathering. Bring whatever project you are working on and work in a group setting. Local artist and instructor Deb Ross will be on hand to help inspire. Supplies will not be provided. Registration is not required.

Make II Open Hours

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Photo-Editing with GIMP

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Petritz Learning Lab

Learn to edit your photos without paying the hefty price tag for professional software like Photoshop or Corel. GIMP is a free downloadable software you can use at home to accomplish most of your photo-editing needs.

In this class, we'll teach you the basics of how to adjust the lighting in your pictures, crop out unnecessary parts, remove red-eye, edit the foreground and background elements, and more.

This class is for advanced computer users who are very comfortable with computer navigation and have experience using a variety of software including Microsoft Office products. Best suited for students 13+; Ages 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teens and Tweens MAKE at East

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, we will MAKE something in the East Makerspace.

The second Thursday is always a sewing project, and the fourth Thursday is always something different that may incorporate the laser cutter, 3D printer, or other tools available in the East Makerspace.

Today, we will be making Mother's Day Gifts! Laser cut frames, alcohol ink vases, and a fancy schmancy bath scrub! Come check it out!

Fundamentals of Photography for Beginners

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapel Hills Drive at The Studio

The Fundamentals of Photography course will educate beginners on the essential DSLR tools and techniques needed to achieve professional quality images. This course will cover:
+Setting up your camera
+Choosing the right lens for your picture
+How to Photograph indoors and outdoors
+Understanding white balance
+Creative modes and manual mode
+Photographing in RAX and JPEG
+Basic photo composition

This course is taught by professional photographer Simone Severo. See some of her work at
www.simonevision.com
www.facebook.com/simone.severo.33

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Make II Open Hours

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Decoupage

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Bring in a small box, or make one with the laser cutter. Then we will decorate it with magazine clippings, wrapping paper, or photographs to make a special creation!

Ages 12 and up. Registration is required.

Introductory Stained Glass

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

This class will teach students how to create a beautiful 3 dimensional stained glass hanging treasure using a lead encasement technique. This is an introductory course, covering areas of pattern development, glass cutting, glass shaping, encasement techniques, soldering, cleaning, and care of stained glass. Students will be provided with the basic essentials needed to complete each project to include tools, equipment, glass and safety glasses.

Ages 18 and up. Registration is required.

This program involves working with potentially hazardous chemicals and materials. If you are pregnant or nursing, please do not attend.

Closed-toed shoes and long pants MUST be worn by attendees. Registered attendees without proper attire will not be allowed to participate.

CANCELLED Stitch Studio Free Class

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

This class has been canceled as of 3/28/2017.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Learn to Sew - Table Runners

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Students will learn to sew a table runner while working on the
fundamentals of sewing. Basic knowledge of sewing notions
and how to use a sewing machine are required.
Upon registration, students will be given a supply list for class.
For ages 18 and up. Space is limited.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Register at the Ask Desk or by calling (719) 531-6333 x 1314.

PPCC Illustrator 2 class

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

A private group demonstration of the laser cutter for PPCC students.

Maker Monday: Make Music

When: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Sand Creek Library - 1821 South Academy Blvd. at Sand Creek Meeting Room

Use the library's equipment and instruments to Make Music. Ages 12 and under must be with an adult.

Make II Open Hours

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Simple Circuit Open Lab

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Learn simple circuits using a variety of circuit kits. No registration necessary.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

During Open Hours MAKE @ East is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a trained PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Coloring for Adults

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Join us once a month for coloring and light conversation. Pages and coloring utensils will be provided, but you are also encouraged to share what you have worked on. No registration is necessary. Program for patrons 18+.

Make II Open Hours

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

During Open Hours, Make II is available for patrons to work on their own projects while a PPLD staff member is present. Equipment and supplies are available on a first come basis. Patrons must be badged to use a machine during a separate appointment before being able to use the machines in open hours. To inquire about badging, please call 719-884-9800, x 6364.

All patrons in the space must be at least 9 years old. 9-11 year olds must be accompanied by a guardian at all times. Parent/guardian supervision is welcome for all minors over age 12.

Maker in Residence Studio Hours

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Come visit with our current Maker in Residence, Barbara, and talk with her about fusion collage while she works on her project.

Knit One & Crochet Too!

When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Bring a project to work on, share ideas, and socialize with fellow knitters and crocheters. No registration required.

Comments

I'd like to register my daughter, Gabby (age 9), for the Make Your own Stocking/Ornament on Dec. 10 but I don't see it listed here yet. Please advise.

Thank you!

If you click on the calendar view at the top of this page, you can go to December 10 and see your program. Click on the program and the registration will come up. I hope this helps!

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