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MakerLab @ Northgate

Northgate Mall
Suite 106 (Inside entrance 2)
Durham, North Carolina 27701 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0122

Manager: Faith Burns

Additional Contact:
Leander Croker, 919-560-0161

Northgate Mall and the MakerLab @ Northgate are served by GoDurham bus routes 1, 1A, and 1B.

About the MakerLab @ Northgate

With the closing of Main Library in January 2017 for a two-year renovation, the MakerLab has relocated to Northgate Mall. The lab is open whenever there is a program scheduled.

Regularly-scheduled Open MakerDays allow for the community to explore the many tools the lab has to offer, including 3D printing, Cubelets, BeeBots, watercolor bot, and so much more. During MakerDays, patrons may bring in digital files to print on the 3D printer. For more information, see our 3D Printing page.

Co-Sponsor a Program

Interested in co-sponsoring a STEAM or Financial Literacy program at the MakerLab? Fill out the co-sponsor request form to have your program considered.

Please note that all programs at the MakerLab are free and open to the public, and programs requiring payment or with commercial gain for an individual or organization as the primary goal will not be co-sponsored by the library.

Upcoming Events

Tutoring and Homework Help

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Tutoring and Homework Help is an application based program for students in grades PreK-5th Grade. Each week, students meet with a tutor for an hour for one on one assistance in reading, writing and/or math. If you would like an application for your child, please contact Faith Burns at or Monica Belford at Teens, if you would like to volunteer as a tutor, contact Faith!

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

SPLIT FOCUS: Photography Camp (Beginner)

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Are you interested in photography but not sure where to begin? Students will learn basic camera controls such as shutter speed and aperture. Cameras will be provided while the class is in session.

Ages: Adult

Registration required

Adult Coloring

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

MakerLab @ Northgate

Come out and enjoy the fun and relaxing therapeutic benefits of coloring.

Ages: Adult

Black History Hall of Fame

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Join us as we welcome Bright Star Touring Theatre as they present Black History Hall of Fame! This fast paced-adventure featuring hall-of-famers who have shaped our nation's past, present and future! In just 45 minutes your young audience will be introduced to over a dozen groundbreakers and hall-of-famers who have largely contributed to shaping our nation's past, present and future. You'll see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison - and that's just to name a few! Young audience volunteers and incredibly talented performers bring this show to life in every way.

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

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