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Posted on: February 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Maker Hub Open Labs

During spring break, Eugene Public Library will open the doors to its new Maker Hub for Open Lab sessions.

Open Labs are an opportunity to explore, create, prototype, discover, and have fun. Learn in your own way, focused on your own project.

Drop in to try a variety of tech tools: a 3D printer, professional software including the Adobe Creative Suite, electronics including Arduino and Raspberry Pi, robotics, and more. Arts and crafts, too: use a sewing machine, make buttons, or create a drawing that lights up.

Maker Hub Open Labs require a Eugene Public Library card; admission is first-come, first-served, with a limit of 10 people at a time. To enter, visit the Downtown Library’s 3rd floor reference desk.

Spring break Open Labs will be held:
Sunday, March 20, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Monday, March 21, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Plus, there will be a teen-only Open Lab for ages 13 to 17 on Saturday, March 26, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

More information: Eugene Public Library’s “maker” activities offer a wealth of ways to develop skills, use tools, explore, invent, and create for success in school, work, art, and life. Opportunities are available at every level: hobbyist, student, and professional.

Many free workshops are open to all. In addition, Library cardholders have access to limited-space classes and open-studio time in the Maker Hub rooms, including a digital lab with state-of-the-art audio, video, and design equipment and software.

The dedicated space and related activities are designed to meet a wide range of community needs, including enhancing kids’ STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, providing positive activities for teens, and supporting adults’ career development and lifelong learning. Primary funding for the Maker Hub has been provided through fundraising by Eugene Public Library Foundation.

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