Maker Days

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Who's a maker? You are!

Join the maker movement this summer! Team up with the Library and learn how to code, manipulate objects, bend circuits, and get digitally creative!

Makers mix the technology at hand with a do-it-yourself spirit to bring new things to life. Catch a maker program and get started on hacking and remixing the world around you. With Maker Days the possibilities are endless.

Join maker experts from around the community to learn, discover, and create at your Library this summer.

 

Upcoming Maker Programs

Light-Up Bookmarks!

Sew a little light into your life! Learn about eTextiles—electronics embedded into clothing and other soft articles. Get hands-on using conductive thread to sew an LED light into a fabric bookmark!

Please register. Ages 12–19

Monday, June 1 | 4–6 p.m. | Register

The Ground Floor, Main Library, first floor

 

 


Kids Alive!

Be part of a local TV tradition! Learn new skills—or level up your current skills—in script writing, storyboarding, acting, camera operation, video editing, songwriting and recording, brainstorming episode ideas, and much more!

Drop in. Ages 12–19

Tuesday, June 2 | 4–5:30 p.m.

The Ground Floor, Main Library, first floor

 

 


LEGO Club

Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO fans. Each session offers a new building challenge. LEGO blocks provided.

Drop in. Completed any grade K–6

Wednesday, June 3 | 7–8 p.m.

Children’s Program Room, Main Library, first floor

*Space is limited—No more than four children per group please.

 

 


Make it Digital! Video special effects with Adobe After Effects

Spruce up your video projects with cool visual effects! Simple animation and compositing skills in Adobe After Effects, taught by an industry professional.

Please register. Age 13 and up.* Valid MCPL library card and basic computing skills required.

Thursday, June 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Register

Level Up, Main Library, first floor

*Under 13 OK if accompanied by adult

 

 


Pixelated Art

Pixel art—using perler beads and irons to make it retro-looking!

Please register. Ages 12–19

Monday, June 8 | 3–5 p.m. | Register

Ellettsville Branch

 

 


Get to Know Python

Learn Python—the fast, powerful, and easy-to-learn programming language used everywhere from Google to Industrial Light & Magic. You'll be up and running after this three-part class. Bring a laptop, or use one of ours.

Please register for all three sessions. Age 13 and up.*

Tuesdays: June 9, June 16, June 23 | 7–8:30 p.m. | Register

Program Room 2B, Main Library, second floor

*Under 13 OK if accompanied by adult

 

 


Drop-In DIY

Impress your friends and family with your amazing craft skills! Come hang out in the Design Studio and try your hand at fun do-it-yourself projects. Bring your own projects or start from scratch.

Drop in. Ages 12–19

Wednesday, June 10 | 3–4:30 p.m.

The Ground Floor, Main Library, first floor

 

 


Little Makers

A fun, open-ended art experience. We experiment with different materials and techniques and explore our creativity! Dress to mess.

Drop in. Ages 3–6 with caregiver*

Tuesday, June 16 | 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Children’s Program Room, Main Library, first floor

*Younger siblings welcome

 

 


Kids Alive!

Be part of a local TV tradition! Learn new skills—or level up your current skills—in script writing, storyboarding, acting, camera operation, video editing, songwriting and recording, brainstorming episode ideas, and much more!

Drop in. Ages 12–19

Tuesday, June 16 | 4–5:30 p.m

The Ground Floor, Main Library, first floor

 

 


Digital Creativity: Mobile Audio Recording

Learn the basics of recording with the Library’s portable audio production gear. Featuring the MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X software, a MIDI keyboard controller, and a microphone.

Please register. Ages 12-19

Wednesday, June 17 | 11-11:45 a.m. | Register

Ellettsville Branch




Movie Magic

Learn how to create Hollywood-style special effects using the Library’s new Digital Creativity Center. Manipulate images and transport yourself to another location—through the magic of video!

Please register. Completed any grade 3–6

Wednesday, June 17 | 2–3:30 p.m. | Register

Level Up, Main Library, first floor

 

 


LEGO Club

Unleash your imagination and creativity with fellow LEGO fans. Each session brings a new building challenge. LEGO blocks provided.

Drop in. Completed any grade K–6

Wednesday, June 17 | 7–8 p.m.

Children’s Program Room, Main Library, first floor

*Space is limited—No more than four children per group please.

 

 


Coded Concoctions

Curious about computers? Conjure up some fun while learning the basics of coding. Create a simple computer game using MIT's Scratch program. Bring your own laptop, or one will be provided.

Please register. Completed any grade 4–8

Thursday, June 18 | 3–4:30 p.m. | Register

Ellettsville Branch

 

 


Make it Digital! Learn Web Design with Treehouse

Interested in building websites, but don’t know where to start? Learn to use Treehouse, an online video and interactive learning platform with a focus on the design and development of websites and mobile apps.

Please register. Age 13 and up.* Valid MCPL library card and basic computing skills required.

Thursday, June 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Register

Level Up, Main Library, first floor

*Under 13 OK if accompanied by adult




Drop In and Discover: Creative Circuits

Try your hand at hacking, deconstructing, and creating with circuits. Discover all the cool ways to reimagine circuitry.

Drop in. Ages 12–19

Monday, June 22 | 3–5 p.m.

The Ground Floor, Main Library First Floor

 



Movie Magic

Learn how to create Hollywood-style special effects using the Library’s new Digital Creativity Center. Manipulate images and transport yourself to another location—through the magic of video!

Please register. Completed any grade 3–6

Monday, June 22 | 6–7:30 p.m. | Register

Level Up, Main Library, first floor

 

 


Little Makers

A fun, open-ended art experience. We experiment with different materials and techniques and explore our creativity! Dress to mess.

Drop in. Ages 3–6 with caregiver*

Tuesday, June 23 | 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Children’s Program Room, Main Library, first floor

*Younger siblings welcome

 

 


Coded Concoctions

Curious about computers? Conjure up some fun while learning the basics of coding. Create a simple computer game using MIT's Scratch program. Bring your own laptop, or one will be provided.

Please register. Completed any grade 4–8

Thursday, June 25 | 3–4:30 p.m. | Register

Ellettsville Branch

 

 


Circuit-Bending

Make a unique musical instrument by manipulating the circuitry of an old toy. Toys provided, or bring your own.* A BloomingLabs workshop.

Drop in.  Age 13 and up**

Saturday, June 27 | 1–4 p.m.

Meeting Room 1C, Main Library, first floor

*Toy must make noise for circuit-bending to work. Circuit-bending is permanent.

**Under 13 OK if accompanied by adult

 

 


Little Makers

A fun, open-ended art experience. We experiment with different materials and techniques and explore our creativity! Dress to mess.

Drop in. Ages 3–6 with caregiver*

Tuesday, June 30 | 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Children’s Program Room, Main Library, first floor

*Younger siblings welcome

 

 


Kids Alive!

Be part of a local TV tradition! Learn new skills—or level up your current skills—in script writing, storyboarding, acting, camera operation, video editing, songwriting and recording, brainstorming episode ideas, and much more!

Drop in. Ages 12–19

Tuesday, June 30 | 4–5:30 p.m.

The Ground Floor, Main Library, first floor

 

 


Hack Night with Arduino, Python & More!

Whether you’re an expert or just curious, join us for a night of hacking. Use our laptops, Arduinos, Beaglebones, sensors, motors, and other electronic goodies. Your own projects welcome!

Drop in. Age 13 and up*

Tuesday, June 30 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Program Room 2B, Main Library, second floor

*Under 13 OK if accompanied by adult

 

 


 

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