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: 

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 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


Kids Night Out

April 24th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Discover new ways to be creative with STEM. Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on learning while playing with experiments, challenging puzzles, and collaboration.

Maker Shop

Maker Shop

April 25th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Think it, try it! Experiment with unique technologies, learn the basics of block coding, complete challenges with robots or build simple circuit projects.

Pa day event

PA DAY: Full STEAM Ahead (Ages: all)

June 8th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

From art to technology, discover STEAM learning through hands on robotics, building, crafts, games and experiments. 

Intro to 3d design and printing

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

May 15th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Grand River Hall, BGN Lab

Learn the basics of 3D printing. Participants will learn to find designs online, prepare a file for printing and how to use the library's 3D printer. In partnership with WLU Game Design and Development Program. 

Registration required. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1, call 519-756-2220 to register. 

Tech this out

Marvelous Mondays! - Tech This Out! (Ages: All)

July 30th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Are you up for the challenge? Move from station to station completing tech challenges along the way. At each station we dare you to try something new with your favourite tech toys like Cubelets, Dot & Dash, greenscreen and more. 

Make it challenge

Make It Challenge

July 4th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Use your making skills to complete challenges, every week! We'll build and create with robots, LED lights, recyclables and more. 

Teen maker meet-up

Teen Maker Meet-up (Ages: 13+)

July 5th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Get creative while you experiment with unique technologies. Complete challenges with robots, build simple circuits and create custom projects.