Make with us!

Open Houses

Drop by the makerspaces to create some fun holiday crafts!

All ages welcome. All materials provided.


Equipment Classes

Featured: Introduction to 3D Modeling: TinkerCAD Ornaments

  • When: Wed., Dec. 8 from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Manitou Springs Library

Have you ever wanted to 3D print your own designs but not known how to make them? This session will provide a basic overview on how to create and modify 3D designs using TinkerCAD, a free browser-based 3D modeling platform. You will learn the basics while designing your own ornament, which you can then print for free in any of our makerspaces at Manitou Springs Library, East Library, Sand Creek Library, or Library 21c! Registration required, as spaces are limited.


  • Graphic Design for the Silhouette Die Cutter
    • When: Thu., Dec. 2 from 4 - 6 p.m.
    • Where: Sand Creek Library

    Have you ever wanted to cut your own custom stickers, cards and more? PPLD's Silhouette Curio and Cameo are die-cutters that will let you create your own projects on cardstock, vinyl, and other materials. Learn how to use Silhouette Studio, a free software, to design your own custom images, which you can cut out at Library 21c, East Library, or Sand Creek Library's Makerspaces. For ages 9+.

  • 3D Printer Badging Class
    • When: Thu., Dec. 9 from 5 - 7 p.m.
    • Where: Sand Creek Library

    3D printing is an amazing technology that lets you print custom designs out of plastic! After completing this class, you will be able to use the 3D printer on your own during Open Hours at Library 21c, East, Manitou Springs, and Sand Creek Library Makerspaces. Join us in the Sand Creek Library Makerspace and get badged today! For ages 9+.

  • Intro to Sewing: Drawstring Bags
    • When: Sat., Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. - noon
    • Where: Library 21c

    Interested in learning to sew? Learn the basics of using a sewing machine, including threading, filling a bobbin, and executing basic stitches, as we create custom drawstring pencil bags. Ages 9+. All materials provided. This class is intended for those who have little to no experience with machine sewing. Please bring reading glasses or "cheaters" if needed.

  • Laser Cutter Badging Class
    • When: Tue., Dec. 14 from 4 - 6 p.m.
    • Where: East Library

    Have you ever wanted to cut out a wooden plaque or etch a custom design on glass? You can do all of that and more with our Laser Cutter/Engraver! After completing this class, you will be able to use the Laser Cutter/ Engraver on your own during Open Hours at Library 21c, East and Sand Creek Library Makerspaces. Join us and start making today! For ages 9+.

  • 3D Printer Badging Class
    • When: Wed., Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. - noon
    • Where: Library 21c

    3D printing is an amazing technology that lets you print custom designs out of plastic! After completing this class, you will be able to use the 3D printer on your own during Open Hours at Library 21c, East, Manitou Springs, and Sand Creek Library Makerspaces. Join us in Make II at Library 21c and get badged today! For ages 9+.