When:  Sat., April 27, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Library 21c

A maker is someone who creates – to be innovative, to solve problems, to bring something beautiful into the world, or simply to have fun. They have an idea and they bring it to life. Making can encompass just about anything, from high tech to low tech to no tech, from art to fabrication to artistic fabrication, from needles to table saws to software.

Join us for this event as we spend the day celebrating ingenuity in the Pikes Peak Region – by tinkering, thinking, and, of course, making! Past experiences include:

  • Paper rockets
  • Lego builds
  • Local makerspaces
  • Cosplay
  • Whittling
  • Cardboard creations
  • 3D printing
  • And so much more

If you have any questions, please email us at APPM@ppld.org.

PPLD will be selling a variety of old equipment during the event. Items will include old gaming systems, computers, monitors, old makerspace equipment, and more. Sales will be as-is, cash only with the buyer taking the item with them on the day of the event.


Materials for this December Take and Make will be available at area PPLD libraries beginning December 8, 2023. For more pictures with instructions see pdf file link below.

Materials provided:
Materials you provide: 
crayons or markers, scissors, glue, ruler, black marker

Pablo Picasso is a famous artist from the 20th century. He’s known for co-founding the Cubist movement. In Cubism, subjects and artists are broken up and rearranged in an abstract form. The name Cubism comes from the cubes and other geometric shapes contained in the artwork. Picasso combined different pieces of his subject to make things look very fragmented, often using geometric shapes. ‘A head’, said Picasso, ‘is a matter of eyes, nose, mouth, which can be distributed in any way you like’. He had different styles of Cubism during his life.

Papers 1 & 2:
Draw a self-portrait using bright colors. Cut it up and glue it to another paper in an abstract way.
Paper 3:
Use the ruler to divide your paper in quarters – draw a vertical linein the center of your paper and also a horizontal line in the center.
Divide your paper into 4 quadrants again – this time drawing lines from corner to corner, both directions.
Using only straight lines, draw facial features.
Color with crayons or markers. Outline the features with a black marker.

Materials for this Take & Make, for ages 5-12, will be available at area PPLD libraries beginning November 10, 2023.

Materials and Directions:

Materials We Provide:
Plastic Cup, paper base, dinosaur
Materials You Provide:
Colored Pencils, crayons, and/or markers, paper scraps, scissors, glue, natural objects.
1. If possible, go outside and collect small natural objects to use in your dinorama. You might consider pinecones and or needles, pebbles, leaves, and such.
2. Use paper scraps to make other items such as trees, water features, and food to create your dinosaur habitat.
3. Create the habitat to your liking.
4. Check that the cup will fit over the top.
5. Glue the inside pieces down.
6. Glue the cup over the top.