Durham County Library Celebrates the Grand Opening of MakerLab @ Main

Program: Grand Opening of MakerLab @ Main
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will celebrate the Grand Opening of the MakerLab @ Main on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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, visit the library’s online events calendar or speak to a library staff member to sign up.

Many of the programs in the MakerLab @ Main are supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information about MakerLab @ Main, contact Teen Librarian Faith Burns at (919) 560-0122 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or [email protected]

Source: Durham County Library