Celebrate National Week of Making June 16-22 at your library

June 15, 2017

Celebrate National Week of Making, June 16-22, at your library. During this week, Alachua County Library District is providing creative and innovative making activities. Participants of all ages can explore robots, participate in hands on video making, sew something or experiment with a 3D printer.

Unique makerspaces and programs are designed to support, encourage and promote making. Libraries provide the space and resources so people can gather to make, learn and tinker. Some makerspaces focus on technology others offer assistance and materials to help teach new skills. All makerspaces provide hands on learning and opportunities to tinker – learn by experimentation and exploration.

During this week, observe Millhopper Branch's ANIMATIONspace on June 20 at 2 p.m. This session is full however others are welcome to check it out to see what it offers children ages 5 to 11.

Learn about 3D printing at MAKERspace Pop-UP: What’s 3D Printing and How Does it Work? This program at Headquarters Library on June 21, 12:30 p.m., will show participants (ages 5 and up) how to print three-dimensional objects from a 3D printer.

Build in LEGOspaces: June 16, 4 p.m. at Headquarters Library; June 20, 3 p.m. at Alachua Branch; June 20, 3:30 p.m. at Millhopper Branch and June 21, 2 p.m. at Cone Park Branch.

Explore hands on science experiments on the Wizzbangz Bus, a mobile science lab for kids, June 20, 11 a.m. at Headquarters Library; June 21, 11 a.m. at Library Partnership and June 22, 2:30 p.m. Cone Park Branch.

On June 22, 3 p.m. design and assemble robots in Alachua Branch's ROBOTICSspace. Four hands on stations feature different robotic elements such as LEGO Mindstorms, Ozobots, littleBits and more.

Teens can get creative with Scratch and build their own video game or experiment with LEGO Mindstorms, Snap Circuits, Ozobots, littleBits and more at Hawthorne Branch's Teen TECHspace on June 22, 3 p.m.

MAKERspace programs continue all summer long. Find out more about the Nation of Makers and the maker community or more information about Library District programs at www.aclib.us or call (352) 334-3900.


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he r she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


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