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Makerspace

What is Makerspace and who is it for?


A Makerspace is a place where people can gather together to create and work on projects while sharing ideas and materials. The Tyler Public Library caters its Makerpace to the areas of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics).  We have microscopes, 3-D drawing pens, art supplies, a flight simulator and more!

The Makerspace is for kids, teens, and families who want to learn, play and grow together.  A library card is NOT needed to participate and classes are FREE!

For more information, please contact our Circulation Supervisor, Ashley Taylor, at ataylor@tylertexas.com  You can also check out or print copies of our brochure.

Friends of the Library


All Makerspace materials are funded by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. Become a friend of the library today and assist, promote and support Library programs and initiatives! Learn more at http://www.friendsofthetylerpubliclibrary.com/
Upcoming Events
Summer Reading Club MakerSpace Schedule - Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kinder Art - Ocean Drum

Saturday, June 9th at 2:00 p.m.

Kids will make an "ocean drum" from common materials: cardboard box, plastic, and beads!  This activity is recommended for grades k - 2.

Creative Writing

Saturday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Explore the basics of story telling and character development using your inner voice. This class is recommended for Grades 2 and up.

Frog Robot

Saturday, July 14th at 2:00 p.m.

Make a frog robot from cardboard and craft sticks. Watch it hop as we give it life via a 9v battery and rotating motor.

Rubber Band Helicopter

Saturday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m.

See Hooke's Law in action as we make our helicopters fly using a rubber band, paperclip, craft stick, and construction paper.

Tuesday, July 24th at 2:00 p.m.

This will be a teens only event, grades 6 - 12. Teens will make a frog robot from cardboard and craft sticks.  Watch it hop as we give it life via a 9v battery and rotating motor. 
 
Finch Robots™ are Here!
A young girl learning to use a Finch Robot. Finch robots will be our Makerspace subject for April and May!

Tyler Public Library is excited to receive 5 Finch Robots™ for the months of April and May of 2018.  We will be planning a variety of program learning opportunities around the Finch Robots™ for children and teens to learn more about SNAP coding.  

For more information on Finch Robots™ programs and how to use SNAP programming via the links below.

Finch Programming Calendar

Finch Robot™ Levels 1-3 How To Comic


 
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