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
Wednesdays from July 11, 1:30PM-4:30PM (All Summer)
Tuesdays in July and August, 330-5:30PM (All Summer)
Mondays from July 9, 1:30PM-3:30PM (July only)
Fridays from July 13, 1:30PM-3:30PM (July only)
Tuesdays from July 10, 2:30PM - 5:30PM (July only)
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.
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!
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.
MakerSpace - Open hours: Thursdays from July 12, 5:00PM - 8:00PM (All Summer)
Drop in and learn how 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! Each week we'll have a variety of machines available for anyone curious to learn and experiment with. Time slots are first come first serve so arrive early and bring your imagination!
- 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.
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!