Manheim Township Public Library’s First Annual Maker Fest!

Saturday, April 15th

All day

Morgan A, Morgan B, Morgan C, Conference Room, Large Meeting Room 119, Silo, Kitchen, Laptops - training

NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ONLINE…COME IN, BROWSE AND SIGN UP AT INDIVIDUAL TABLES FOR WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO DO!

Our entire library will be devoted to “making” – a variety of high and low tech skills that will be available for you to see and many opportunities to get some hands-on experience!

A few activities (such as soldering) will be restricted to teens and adults.  If demand is strong these events may require signing up for a time slot to train with our professional volunteers.

Staff and volunteers will be stationed all around the library with lots of great maker technology like 3D printing, Arduino, textiles, ceramics, mini-robots and more.  There will be maker activities for the younger folks as well in our childrens’ area.

While you’re here, find out about our new relationship with make717, a place where you can learn to use high-end tools and software.  Making can be a pastime or a profession.  Our STEM-Maker passes will allow you to access this facility to be trained on the equipment of your choice.  Some will take it further by manufacturing your own designs using their facility!

In addition to make717, we are excited to welcome Jen Switch from Jen’s Pottery Den who will lead a community-built project, and also a group of master carvers from the Manheim Township Carvers who will guide patrons of all ages in soap carving, while also teaching the techniques that would be applied in wood carving.  We’ll also have our terrific team of community volunteers from nonprofit organizations such as Lancaster Coder Dojo and individuals employed by area businesses including Industrial Resolution and Listrak who also frequently contribute their time and talent to our children’s tech programming.

If you’re hungry while you are visiting the Maker Fest, we encourage you to patronize Primo’s Hoagies right down the road…When you place your order, mention Manheim Township Public Library. They will support our Maker Fest by contributing 10% of proceeds to all of our sales that day (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).  Or for convenience, visit the Tell Cafe right on the Library’s premises (11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.).