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MakerLab @ Main Grand Opening

MakerLab @ Main Grand Opening, Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.Join us at Main Library on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the Grand Opening of the MakerLab @ Main.

Introductory comments and speakers will be at 10 a.m. followed by an Open House. Enjoy robotics, 3D printer demonstrations, a take-home craft — make a light-up card for Father’s Day or to give to someone else who is important to you — and light refreshments while learning about all the MakerLab has to offer.

The MakerLab @ Main is a hybrid, creative space — think art studio meets technology meets community learning lab. The lab works to connect the community with new and emerging technologies while encouraging creative and artistic discovery. It is designed to create broad access across the community to opportunities for lifelong engagement with science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

The MakerLab @ Main is a resource for instructor- and librarian-led discovery as well as self-directed exploration. The lab functions as a space for library programs and will also feature programs led by community partners. The lab will have open hours every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless posted otherwise. These open hours will allow for independent exploration of featured technologies.

While registration is not required to attend the Grand Opening, registration will be required for most programs at the MakerLab. Upcoming programs include: Go Green: Eco Lanterns, Basket Weaving, Intro to Arduino and more. For details about these and other MakerLab programs, and for registration, visit the lab’s online calendar.

2 Responses to MakerLab @ Main Grand Opening

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    Eric June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    What kind of 3d printers will there be?

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      Durham County Library June 2, 2016 at 9:42 am #

      We have a Makerbot Replicator 2 that’s up and running now and a Fusion 3 that should hopefully be ready soon.

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