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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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Make II Open Hours

When: Thursday, January 19, 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.

Small Business SEO/Marketing: Auditing Your Website

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive

In this workshop, we will take a look at a few real Wordpress websites to point out some very simple things you can do to make sure you are ready to begin ranking in Google and other search engines. This will entail utilizing Yoast SEO (free Wordpress plugin) to give businesses a better understanding of how simple everything really is. We will cover everything from headlines, body text, image alt tags, urls, and more... At the end of this class participants will have the tools to conduct an audit of their own website in private and see some areas of very quick and easy improvement.

Located in Room A1 on the first floor of Library 21c.

Studio 21c Camera and Lighting Class

When: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapel Hills Drive at The Studio

Prerequisite: Studio Orientation class. Basic introduction to the studio cameras and lights. Completion of course will allow you access to studio equipment and camera check-out. Course lasts approximately 3 hrs. Patrons 9-13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Thursday, January 19, 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, January 20, 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.

Makerbot 3D Printer Badging Class

When: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

Group badging for the Makerbot 3D Printers. After this training patrons will be "badged" to use the Makerbot 5th Generation and Makerbot Z18 3D printers during Open Hours.

DIY Terrariums

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make (Clean Maker Space)

Learn about terrariums and make a small simple terrarium. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Saturday, January 21, 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, January 21, 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.

Sassy Sayings: Motivational Embroidery

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

We’ll be making hand embroidery samplers with sassy sayings as motivation to be AWESOME in 2017!

Designs, hoops, fabric, needles and thread will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Ages 16 and up.

Maker in Residence: African Instruments and Dance

When: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Venue

Explanation and demonstration of Congas drums, Djemba (jim-bay), Sakara, Cabasa, and Balafon will be provided. Patrons will get to try out the instruments and learn to play. An explanation and demonstration of West African (Nigerian, Senegalese) music and Dance will be provided. Patrons will get to try out different dance steps and movements. Registration is required, no experience necessary. Patron must be at least 16 years of age to attend.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Monday, January 23, 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.

Intro to Sound Mixers and Recording with the Presonus Board

When: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Library21c Special Rooms-1175 Chapel Hills Drive at The Studio

Explore the basic functions of both analog and digital sound mixers with specific emphasis on Studio 21cs' PreSonus 16 channel digital mixer. Course will also provide a quick demo of mixing through the PreSonus board and capturing content into ProTools.

Library Explorers Make

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

Programs for adults with developmental disabilities. Registration required. Please contact Delaina at ext. 1371 for more information.

Make II Open Hours

When: Tuesday, January 24, 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, January 24, 2017 - 2:00 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.

Laser Cutter / Engraver Badging Class

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at Make II (Messy Maker Space)

Group badging for the Laser Cutter/ Engraver. After this training patrons will be "badged" to use the Laser Cutter/ Engraver during Open Hours.

MAKE @ East Open Hours

When: Tuesday, January 24, 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 II Open Hours

When: Wednesday, January 25, 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.

Home Buying Basics

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Library21c -1175 Chapel Hills Drive at B6

This class covers everything you need to know, step by step, from speaking with a lender to closing on your new home. In this class Don will cover property searches, making an offer strategies, negotiation tactics, forms, contracts, and processes such as inspections and appraisal. He will also provide tips on things you should and should not do and things to be wary of during your home buying process.

Presented by Don Ostrander.

Upcycling: Book Cover Stationery

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at EA Makerspace

up•cy•cle | verb : To create an object of greater value from a discarded object of lesser value (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Join us each month at MAKE @ East to transform your worn out belongings into something new and improved.

This month, we will be making book cover stationery! Join us as we reuse book covers to create envelopes and cards.

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: Thursday, January 26, 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.

Drawing and Painting Creativity Group

When: Thursday, January 26, 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, January 26, 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.

Teen/Tween MAKER Thursdays

When: Thursday, January 26, 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 using the equipment in the Makerspace!

This month we will be making Laser Cut Bookmarks!

Ages 9 - 18 only. Ages 9-11 must be accompanied by a parent. Both parties must register.

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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