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MakerLab @ Northgate

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

Phone: 919-560-0116

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.

The lab is open whenever there is a program scheduled.
Full MakerLab @ Northgate Calendar

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

Galaxy Painting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Add some space to your space with a beautiful cosmic painting from this guided workshop!

Ages: Teen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Registration required

DIY Pajama Shorts

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and designing your own clothes with instructor, Joy Chiles. For teens, 12-17 years old. All supplies will be provided. Registration required.

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

Open Maker Day!

Friday, June 21, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

Join us for an Open Maker Day! Come explore some of our technology here at the MakerLab! Open to makers of all ages!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Toddler, Teen, Senior Citizen, Middle School, Kindergarten, Intergenerational, High School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Elementary School, Adult

Animal Stars

Saturday, June 22, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

MakerLab @ Northgate

You won’t find these animals on the Hollywood walk of fame, but if you look up to the stars you will see them!

Ages: Intergenerational

Registration required

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