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. 

 

3D Printing Certification Program

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level! The Library now has a larger 3D printer that lets customers print multi-colour designs on a first-come-first-served-basis. 

This certificate program is mandatory for anyone who wants to create 3D printing jobs between one and eight hours. 

Certification is open to people ages 13 + and no previous experience is required. Regular certification sessions available. E-mail info@brantford.library.on.ca for information on times and dates. 

Makerspace Activites

Teensyeah

Kids Night Out

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

Main Branch

Discover new ways to be creative with STEM. Join us for this Makerspace group focusing on learning and collaboration, while playing with Ozobots, Snap Circuits and more. 

Maker Shop

Maker Shop

September 26th, 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.

3d printer

3D Certification Program (Ages: 13+)

October 4th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Branch

Here's your chance to bring creativity to the next level!

The Library now offers card holders the chance to print 3D designs that last up to eight hours.

This certification program is mandatory for customers that want to print items that take longer than one hour.

The program will provide an introduction to 3D printing and cover resources needed to get you started creating and modifying designs.

The certification program is open to people ages 13+ and no previous experience is required.

The Library has a range of professional 3D printers, including one that prints in multiple colours.

Registration for the certification sessions is required. If you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220.

Note – Customers can still drop in and print projects that last less than one hour without completing the certification program.

Registration is available for the following program times:

October 4, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.       Register Online

October 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.       Register Online

October 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Register Online

October 17, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.     Register Online

October 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Register Online

October 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.     Register Online

November 1, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Register Online

November 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Register Online

November 10, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

November 20, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 27, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

November 29, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

December 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Register Online

December 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register Online

December 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Register Online

Silhouette cameo: the basics

Silhouette Cameo: The Basics

October 2nd, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Main Branch

The Silhouette Cameo is an electronic cutter that cuts precise shapes from paper, vinyl, fabric and other thin materials. Learn the basics of creating with the Cameo and take your maker projects to the next level.

Online registration required, if you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220. 

Register Online

Intro to 3d design and printing

Introduction to 3D Design and Printing @ Grand River Hall, Brantford Games Network

October 16th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Grand River Hall, Brantford Games Network Lab

Learn the basics of 3D printing. Participants will learn to design a simple object, find designs online, prepare a file for printing and learn how to use the library’s 3D printer to print their design. This program is being held at Grand River Hall, Brantford Games Network Lab. In partnership with the Laurier Library and the WLU Game Design and Development Program. 

Online registration required, if you need assistance registering please call us at 519-756-2220. 

Register Online

Maker Fest

Maker Fest: Think It, Create It! (Ages: all)

October 20th, 11:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the maker movement that includes art, technology and DIY communities! With hands on interactive exhibits, this family friendly event will inspire your creativity and spark your curiosity.

Kids Night Out Holiday Edition

Kids Night Out Holiday Edition (Ages: all )

December 4th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Get into the holiday spirit with crafts, activities, and green screen photos.

Holiday making

Holiday Making (Ages: all)

December 5th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Use maker technology to create unique holiday gifts. 

December 5 - LED Holiday Cards

December 12 - 3D Printed Ornaments

Lego Club

Lego Club (Ages: all )

December 6th, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Main Branch

Design and build your own Lego creations or complete Lego challenges!

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone (Ages: all)

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

Main & St. Paul Branch

Explore our pop-up activity zones on your break!

December 27 - Tech Zone

December 28 - Game Zone

December 29 - Craft Zone