What Is The LPCPL Maker Lab?
A dedicated space at the Main Library provides weekly opportunities to use equipment, collaborate, and learn new skills. Come visit our dedicated LPCPL Labs space at the Main Library to experiment with technologies and see what else we have to offer.
Where can you find the LPCPL Maker Labs?
The LPCPL Maker Labs is downstairs at the Main Library. Mobile LPCPL Labs brings technology education to our branch locations (check out our calendar of events), schools, and community events. Coming this year will also be the Mobile Classroom.
When can you use the LPCPL Maker Labs?
Official Makers can also use the Lab during most library open hours. LPCPL Labs closes 30 minutes before the Main Library. To confirm availability, you may call ahead of time to ask about space and equipment.
DIY Creativity Tools
Express your creativity using tools in the lab. Use makerspace laptops to design projects on Cricut Design Space, then bring your ideas to life with Cricut cutting machine and other tools. We provide the machines and software, you bring the materials you wish to use (i.e., paper, cardstock, adhesive or heat press vinyl, beads, wire, metal). Laminating pouches (8.5” x 11”) available for $.25 each or bring your own.
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Explore Air
- Heat Press
- Jewelry Making tool kits
Who can use the Lab?
You must be 13 or older with a library account or valid picture ID to independently use the equipment in LPCPL Maker Labs without staff present. Children under the age of 13 can use the equipment if they are accompanied by an adult.
To use the lab independently, take the LPCPL Labs Official Maker course and pass a quiz. The first time Makers use LPCPL Labs, they will meet with a staff person, review the LPCPL Maker Labs Policy, and sign a waiver. Minors must have a parent or legal guardian present the first time they visit to sign their waiver.
Become a Certified Maker
Become an Official Maker
3D Printing and Safety Certification
Heat Press and Safety Course
If you are interested in applying your own design on T-shirts, mugs, plates, or on an assortment of other items, then the heat press is for you. It’s customizable as well as fun, especially when combined with the Cricut cut out machine. This tutorial will introduce you to the heat press machine at the Library, learning about its features, and how to safely use it.
Soldering Use and Safety Course
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