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

Button Making

Button Making Workshop

March 13th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Learn how to create buttons using your own artwork with local artist Sean Greenberg. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Wreck This Journal

Robots for Teens

Robots for Teens - Main Branch

March 12th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Branch

Learn the basics of block coding with our LEGO Mindstorms and Dash robots. Then complete fun challenges. Registration required.

Upcoming March Break programs:

Button Making Workshop

Wreck This Journal

Shopping online

Tech Talk with Amy - Shopping Online

February 28th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Main Branch

Explore a new technology every session, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. This month's topic is: Shopping Online.

Get Your Game On

Get Your Game On! (Ages: all)

February 12th, 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

January 23rd, 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

January 24th, 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+)

January 22nd, 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.

Pa day event

PA DAY: Full STEAM Ahead (Ages: all)

January 22nd, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Branch

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