Makerspace is a place for creation, collaboration and innovation. It's a place for people to connect and explore. We'll provide you with the tools, you come up with the ideas.

Makerspace items for public use include: 

  • A sewing machine
  • A vinyl cutter
  • A VHS to DVD converter 
  • LEGO Mindstorms
  • A Dash Robot
  • Ozobots
  • A Digital Media Lab with Apple computers, Adobe Design programs and green screens.

Digital Media Lab

You can now book space in our Digital Media Lab where you can create music, video and art using: iMovie (complete with camera, tripod and greenscreen), GarageBand and the Adobe Creative Suite software package (Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver). Staff are available to provide limited assistance.

3D Printer

 

Explore the wonderful world of experimental 3D printing using our Cube 3D printer. Come design your own 3D image or try out our pre-loaded designs. Staff are available to provide limited assistance.

The use of the 3D printer is free for all Brantford Public Library cardholders. There is a 2 hour print job time limit. 

Makerspace Activites

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Kids Night Out (Ages: 6+)

February 21st, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Library

Discover new ways to be creative with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 
Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on collaboration, experiments and challenging puzzles. 

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St. Paul Knitter’s Circle (Ages: 18+)

March 2nd, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

St. Paul Branch

This informal knitting group meets at the St. Paul Library on the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Drop-in for company, conversation, tea and advice from other knitters. Bring your knitting projects!

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Get Your Game On! (Ages: 16+)

March 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Main Library

Calling all gamers! It's time to learn a new game and see if you have what it takes to become an expert. In partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University’s Game Design and Development program.
• January 18 - Star Wars Trivia
• February 15 - Warhammer
• March 22 - Overwatch

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Maker Shop (Ages: 10+)

February 23rd, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

St. Paul Branch

Think it, try it! Experiment with different technologies, learn the basics of block coding with Ozobots, or focus on your own tech project.

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Create Your Own Website

March 28th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

Create your own website using a free online web-hosting platform to showcase your small business or hobby. Basic computer skills required. Registration Required. 9 spaces only.

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PA DAY: It’s Alive! (Ages: All )

April 28th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Main Library

Experiment with robots, simple circuits, 3D printing, LEGO, and more. Then watch your creations come to life!

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Let’s Knit

February 23rd, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Main Library

Do you like to knit or crochet? Bring in your projects and drop-in for company, advice and the occasional guest expert.