Alachua County Library District launches its newly created makerspace program, CREATEspace, at Headquarters Library on April 22, at 1 p.m. This four week program is designed to provide people with the space, time, equipment and staff assistance to basically make and develop things by trying new technology, sharing ideas and learning new skills and tinkering in a collaborative environment. Independent stations equipped with a 3D printer, basic circuitry kits, construction kits, fabric construction, coding and 3D modeling programs plus other materials are set up all around the room. People have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and share their own knowledge while visiting different stations. This new CREATEspace continues on April 29 and May 6 and 20. Registration is required.
The Library District will continue to develop its CREATEspace with equipment and supplies that can travel to different branch libraries so people across the county will have the opportunity to make, tinker, develop and share their ideas and skills. More library staff members will be trained to use the equipment and assist those who want to learn how to use the equipment, try 3D printing and be part of this active CREATEspace. Different local groups such as Gator Robotics and the Repurpose Project will be invited to participate with a learning station. The PancakeBot, popular in Tower Road Branch’s FOODIEspace program, will also visit. These programs will be offered to adults, teens and preteens as each branch library determines what satisfies the interest within their communities.
For more information visit the Library District’s eBranch 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 or 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).