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Summer Schedule for Makerspaces

June 17, 2018 - 11:02pm -- jfuentes

PCL is not just helping to raise the next generation of readers, we're supporting the education of future designers, creators and builders, too. 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. The Initiative was officially launched at Smith Hill Library on May 30 - read about the event here in the Providence Journal.

Here is the PVD Young Makers summer schedule. We're offering two types of events: a regular program and the more advanced PVD Young Makers League. The schedule is still taking shape, so check with your local library for updates. A dedicated PVD Young Makers website is currently in development.

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 
Fridays from July 6. 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Contact: Carla Rennick

Mount Pleasant 
Wednesdays from July 11, 1:30PM-4:30PM
Contact: Garrett Locke

Thursdays from July 12, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Contact: Laken Hottle

South Providence
Mondays from July 9, 1:30PM-4:30PM
Contact: Edilberta Trejo
Tuesdays from July 10, 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Contact: Molly Osborne

Washington Park 
Fridays from August 3, 2:30PM to 5:30PM
Contact:Kelly Parlin

Regular Makerspace Programs

Fox Point Library

Maker Mondays
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Join us for an Open Studio 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.

Knight Memorial Library

Libraries Rock: Rockin' T-shirt Design Workshop
Thursday, July 26 10:00AM - 12:30PM & Thursday, August 9 10:00AM-12:00PM
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.

Contact:Allison Riendeau

Mount Pleasant

Design a Character T-Shirt
Mondays in July 3:30PM-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!)
Every Monday in August, 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 3:30PM - 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.
Contact: Garrett Locke


PVD - Young Makers!
Mondays and Tuesdays in July and August, 3:00PM-5:00PM
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!
Contact:Toni Garcia


Maker Wednesdays
Wednesdays in July and August 3:00PM-5:00PM
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.
Contact: Laken Hottle


PVD Young Makers 
Thursdays 2:30PM-4:30PM
Create, invent, tinker, inspire and discover using a variety of tools and technology equipment at various PVD Young Makers stations. Ages 8+
Contact: Molly Osborne

Washington Park

PVD Young Makers
Thursdays and Fridays in July and Thursday in August, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Come try out our 3D printer, vinyl cutter, sewing machine, Dash robots, virtual reality goggles, and more!