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Summer Schedule for Makerspaces

PVD Young Makers League

A more focused, project-based workshop involving our makerspace equipment, presented by the staff of FabNewport. Take an intensive look at what it means to be a "maker" and to gain an in-depth understanding of our wonderful PVD Young Makers technologies!

Fox Point (July only)
Fridays from July 6, 1:30PM - 4:30PM

Mount Pleasant
Wednesdays from July 11, 1:30PM-4:30PM (All Summer)

Rochambeau
Thursdays from July 12, 5:00PM - 8:00PM (All Summer)

South Providence
Mondays from July 9, 1:30PM-3:30PM (July only)
Fridays from July 13, 1:30PM-3:30PM (July only)

Wanskuck
Tuesdays from July 10, 2:30PM - 5:30PM (July only)

Washington Park 
Fridays from August 3, 2:30PM to 5:30PM (August only)

Thanks to funding from Mayor Jorge Elorza and the City of Providence, PCL has teamed with FabNewport,Providence Public Library, the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) and Young Voices to provide makerspace equipment, materials and expertise in our libraries.

Regular Makerspace Program

  • Fox Point Library
    Maker Mondays, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Join us for an Open Studio Summer every Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. as we build, learn, make and create using tools like the Dash robots, a sewing machine, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, and more!  This program is open to all children age 5 and up, and families and caregivers are welcome to join in. No registration is required.

    Fab Fridays, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
    A more intensive look at what it means to be a "maker" and to gain an in-depth understanding of our wonderful PVD Young Makers technologies! 
     
  • Knight Memorial Library
    Libraries Rock: Rockin' T-shirt Design Workshop
    Thursday, July 26 10-12:30PM & Thursday, August 9 10-12PM

    Drop by our Teen Area to design your own rockin' t-shirt with our vinyl cutter and heat press. Space and materials limited - registration required. For ages 7+.NOTE: Knight Memorial can get hot in the summer.Please check before you leave home that the library is open. 
     
  • Mount Pleasant
    Design a Character T-Shirt, Mondays in July 3:30-4:30PM
    Learn to design a cartoon character and use our vinyl printer and heat press to put your character on a T-shirt.  For youth age 9 and older. 

    Special Effects and Creepy Character Design (for Teens!), Mondays in August 3:30-4:30PM
    Come to the Teen Room to work on some creepy character design projects! Use hot glue guns, CelluClay, papier mache, vinyl printer, and acrylic paints to build some gnarly creatures for our Haunted House in October.

    Open Tech Studio: 3D Printing and Vinyl Printing, Thursdays in July and August 3:30-4:30PM
    Drop in to learn and practice design software to create 3D printed objects and vinyl stickers.  Work towards getting your badge in each of the technologies! Suitable for elementary, middle and high school students.
     
  • Olneyville
    PVD - Young Makers!, Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August, 3-5PM
    Learn to operate a 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, dash robots and sewing machines.  Make and decorate stickers, customize t-shirts, signs and many other fun decors! Learn how to sew and become a fashionista!
     
  • Rochambeau
    PVD - Young Makers!, Tuesdays in July and August, 330-5:30PM
    Learn to operate a 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, dash robots and sewing machines.  Make and decorate stickers, customize t-shirts, signs and many other fun decors! Learn how to sew and become a fashionista!

    Maker Wednesdays, Wednesdays in July and August 3-5PM

    Join us in the children's room as we build, learn, make and create using tools like the Dash robots, sewing machines, vinyl cutter, prototyping cart and more!  Children 5 and up are welcome to attend, and families, too.
  • Smith Hill
    Smith Hill Maker Space: Mondays & Tuesdays: 1-4 pm
    Open time with the Prototyping cart, Dash Robots, sewing machines, vinyl cutter, heat press, and 3D printer.  

     
  • Wanskuck
    Maker Thursdays 2:30-4:30PM
    Create, invent, tinker, inspire and discover using a variety of tools and technology equipment at various PVD Young Makers stations. Ages 8+
     
  • Washington Park
    PVD Young Makers, Thursdays & Fridays in July and Thursdays in August, 3-5PM
    Come try out our 3D printer, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, Dash robots, virtual reality goggles, and more!