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 
  • A slide converter (photograph slides converted to digital files)
  • 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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Maker Shop (Ages: 10+)

May 25th, 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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PA DAY: It’s Alive! (Ages: All )

June 9th, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Main Library

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

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Get Your Game On! (Ages: 16+)

June 10th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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.


• May 13 - Settlers of Catan
• June 10 - Smash Brothers Tournament
• July 8 - Magic: The Gathering
• August 19 - DC Deck Building Game

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

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All About STEM (Ages: 6-12)

July 4th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library

Learn about the world all around us! From the five senses to magnets, electricity and more! Kids will have fun experimenting and playing while they learn.

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3D Avatar Design (Ages: 10+)

July 13th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Learn how to desgin an avatar for your game play. When your final design is complete, print a prototype on the Library's 3D printer. Registration Required.

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Create Your Own Website

July 25th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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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Button Making (Ages: 10+)

July 31st, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Library

Is you backpack lacking some bling? Add a button! Create your own or choose from one of our designs. Registration Required.

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Robots for Teens (Ages: 10+)

August 10th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library

Learn the basics of block coding with our Lego Mindstorms and Dash robots. Registration Required.

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Digitize Your Family Album

August 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Library Computer Lab

We will show you how to use your Library’s amazing new maker space technology to convert your old photographs, slides & VHS tapes into digital format. Registration Required. Only 9 spaces available.