What's New

September Take & Make: Fall Flora Owl 🦉

Get ready to make at home with this month’s Take & Make kit! This kit features all the pieces you need to assemble a cardboard owl and instructions on how to bring it to life with collected flora.  

The Makerspace is Extending Hours🛠️

The MakerSpace will be reinstating hours on Mondays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Make your reservations today!

Make Along! Using Digital Fabrication with Polymer Clay

Get ready to Make Along!

Join the Makers on this month’s episode of the JoCoLibrary’s podcast, Did you hear? As the Makers walk hosts Dave and Charles through a polymer clay project, you’ll get a chance to learn about some digital fabrication tools found in the MakerSpace along with a bit of fun MakerSpace trivia. 

Need a full walk through? We got you covered!

Unlock your digital design skills! 🔓💻📐

It's time to dive into the world of digital creation and learn how to bring your Maker ideas to life. All you need is your library card to unlock access to Udemy, our free online learning platform. We scoured Udemy to find the best and most relevant tutorials for design and digital fabrication. Featured software tutorials in this article include:

  • Fusion360
  • Blender
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Inkscape

Getting Started in the MakerSpace! 🛠️

The newly reopened Black & Veatch MakerSpace recently added online tutorials for almost all reservable equipment!

Now you can learn the fundamentals of laser cutting, 3d printing and more at your own leisure on your web connected device:

 

Welcome Back Makers!

 

As we reopen our doors on 2/22/22, you may notice some changes in the MakerSpace! More than a fresh coat of paint and newly redone concrete floors, we are excited to share lots of updates and upgrades to equipment, hours, online reservation system, circulating maker kits and on-demand equipment tutorials.

New Equipment: 

 

NEW: Sewing & Serger Video Tutorials 🎥

MakerSpace Facilitators have been busy getting new equipment ready for patrons. Check out these in-house made video tutorials to get prepared for reopening in February 2022!

Library OnDemand - MakerSpace

Meet the new Library OnDemand MakerSpace page!

The MakerSpace OnDemand page now features several maker resources from, Getting Started with the BBC micro:bit - a dive into our maker kit that is available for check-out, along with several videos and resources for some fun maker projects.

Tutorials on how to use MakerSpace equipment will be coming soon, including tutorials on our newest equipment, our Trotec Speedy 300 lasers, Ultimaker 3S’s and new BabyLock serger! 

 

New equipment is coming...

While the Central Resource Branch construction continues, the Maker team has been busy getting moved back into the MakerSpace, continuing online programs and remote services, and getting some exciting new equipment ready for patrons!