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: 

  • Sewing Machine
  • Vinyl Cutter
  • Cricut and Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
  • VHS to DVD Converter 
  • Slide Converter (photograph slides converted to digital files)
  • LEGO Mindstorms
  • Dash Robot
  • Ozobots
  • 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

Get Your Game On

Get Your Game On! (Ages: all)

November 13th, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Main Branch

Calling all gamers! Come to our monthly board game cafe to learn a new game or play a favourite. You and your friends will have your pick of games from the Laurier Library game collection.

The Library is a proud partner of the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Design and Development Program.

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Kids Night Out

September 26th, 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

September 27th, 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: 3D Avatar Design (Ages: 10+)

October 13th, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

Design a digital avatar for your role-playing games. When your design is complete, print a prototype on the Library’s 3D printer.

Create your own Website

Create Your Own Website

September 27th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

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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Culture Days: How-To in 10 Fair (Ages: all)

September 30th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

In honour of Culture Days, an annual Canadian celebration of community arts and culture, join us for a creative and interactive "How-To" event featuring local artists and craft enthusiasts. Take ten minutes at each station to learn a new skill, make something to take home, or appreciate the breadth of talent in your community. Everyone welcome!

Pa day event

PA DAY: Imaginative Engineering (Ages: all)

October 3rd, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

From towers to catapults see what you can build using LEGO, marshmellows, popsicle sticks and more.

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi - Collection Launch

October 17th, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

A hands-on introduction to the Raspberry Pi. Learn how to get started and try a simple project -- then be first to borrow a kit! Basic computer skills required.

Registration Required.

Organize your digital photos

Organize Your Digital Photos (BYOD)

November 21st, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Do you have a digital photo mess? Bring Your Own Device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and learn how to move and organize your digital photos into an efficient filing system.

Maker Card Making

Maker Card Making

December 2nd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Main Branch

Use your STEM making skills to create unique holiday cards.

December 2 - Pop-up papercraft

December 9 - LED Lights

December 16 - Card Stamping

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone

December 27th, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Main & St. Paul Branch

Let's play! Spend time with your family while you read, play & learn together with games, technology, crafts & more!