Do you make things? Sweaters, food, robots, computers…?  Are you curious about the new world of 3D printing, creating your own code or microprocessors? The Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library is holding a week-long celebration of making stuff, from art to electronics, for the whole family, from Monday, April 22, to Saturday, April 27. Join us for the following:

  • Monday, 6 pm. LED robot pin. Learn to solder so you can make your own electronics. Ages 8+, limit 24.
  • Tuesday, 4:30 pm. Make Marshmallow guns. Ages 10+. Limit 10, please pre-register
  • Wednesday, 10 am. Robot storytime, for preschoolers.
  • Thursday, 6 pm. Screen print artist Mark Baltzley will show you how to pull your own prints. This is an intruiging art form with a lot of use across media–from paper to clothes.
  • Saturday, 10-2. A maker fair event with many robots, digital noisemakers, art, 3D printers,sheep to loom demos, a mixed media art workshop, flytying—all kinds of amazing stuff! Drop in and learn, play, enjoy. Do YOU make things? Join us and show off your making skills and products. Just come to the library on Saturday and we’ll provide a table for you to display the things you make.

Why should the library encourage making? We seek to support transliteracy–the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media–while also having a great time, and while supporting our creative community. The library is especially focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) transliteracy this week, as we as we seek to build skills in technology and encourage people of all ages to take charge of the stuff that surrounds us all, from our smartphones to our clothes.

Sponsored by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

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