MakerSpace Programs for Spring 2023

Looking for classes and other Maker programs? We got you covered! All programs in the Spring 2023 Guide are now live on the library event calendar. Be sure to check out each individual class listing for more information and to register.  


Intro to Sewing 
Mondays, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 • 5:30-7 p.m. 
Central Resource Library 

If you have never used a sewing machine, or just want to brush up your skills, this is the perfect workshop to develop or refresh basic machine sewing knowledge. During this workshop, participants will learn to sew a seam, a hem and a button hole using a modern sewing machine. Our sewing machines are available for use after the class session and any time the MakerSpace is open, or you can bring your own sewing machine if you’d like to learn how to use it. Registration is required. 


Intro to Casting 
Mondays, Feb. 20, April 17 • 5:30-7 p.m. 
Central Resource Library 

This two-hour class will introduce participants to the art of casting with pewter! This alloy is very friendly for first-time metal casters and produces beautiful, durable objects. We will learn to make molds from commonly available materials, demonstrate a variety of mold-making techniques and learn to polish and finish our creations. Registration is required. 


Maintain Your Ride 
Thursdays, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 16, April 20 • Noon-1:30 p.m. 
Central Resource Library 

Get your hands dirty and learn to keep your bike in tip-top shape with this free class from Johnson County Library and BikeWalkKC. Live and in-person at the bicycle fix-it stand in front of Central Resource Library, our instructors will teach you how to keep your bike in good working order with a few basic tools and some practical know-how. You will learn how to clean and lubricate your chain, fix a flat, adjust shifting and braking, and other basic bike maintenance skills. We’ll also show you how to use the Library’s bicycle fix-it stand. This is a hands-on class! 


Movement Machines: Flip Book 
Wednesday, Jan. 25 • 4-5:30 p.m. @ Central Resource Library 
Wednesday, Feb. 22 • Noon-1:30 p.m. @ Monticello Library 
Wednesday, March 15 • 4-5:30 p.m. @ Gardner Library 

Learn how to give movement to inanimate objects and create analog animations. In this workshop, you will practice making your own flip book animation and learn about retinal persistence and the early animations in film history. Registration is required.