Makerspace In Action

Makerspace in Action

Something is always going on at our Makerspaces -- Programs, Art, Projects. Visit one of our 17 Makerspaces and Maker Studios and join the action. 

The Sign

Fixing our sign at Turner Park

photo of the Turner Park Branch sign

When the sign at our Turner Park Branch broke, we decided to make use of our 3D printers to replace the letter.  This is just one of the ways that the Makerspace made our lives easier. Do you have a story or project to share with us? 

Donna Akrey


Woman reading description of art posters on a far wall

Donna Akrey, Hamilton Arts Award winner for Visual Arts Category used the Makerspace at the Central Library of Hamilton Public Library to help complete her Translations exhibit. 

This collection of work is called Translations ---as in--- a change to a different substance, form, appearance or a conversion

It is the substance or idea of the book - the object - the cover - the memory - that is the subject of translation. The books chosen are iconic to Akrey. Her process involved identifying the specific editions at Hamilton Public Library and translating those edition covers into her own version, similar to how each reader can take something different from the same book.

Painting and drawing in the library, and exploring the Makerspace in the Circuit 4.0, Akrey used the library as a studio space in order to slow down and ruminate on the books that have influenced her throughout her life. The process reminded her of our relationships with these books we read. They widen our knowledge, point of view and vision and are an intrinsic part of our psyche.

close up of a 3D print head
Mixed Media

Close up of a clown design being embroidered

picture of a vinyl print done on transparent vinyl
Vinyl Cutter


HPL Makerspace & Hamilton Comic Con 2018

5 people dressed as super heroes playing instuments

HPL Makerspace joins the excitement of Hamilton Comic Con in 2018 and invited some cosplayers to programs that were happening in various branches during the Summer. 


A teddy bear dressed like a Star Wars Ewok
Star Wars Screening at Saltfleet

The Saltfleet Branch hosted a Star Wars screening, trivia and costumer night on July 9, 2018. Much fun was had by the attendees as they had the chance to get some pictures taken with Star Wars cosplayers courtesy of Hamilton Comic Con. The Ewok was eyeing the pizza slice really badly, and yes, we gave him a slice.

Young child in a Transformers Bumblebee costume
Comics and Secret Identities

Last July 27, 2018, the children's department at Central Library hosted the program, Comics and Secret Identities. Participants had the chance to test their superhero skills and create their own costumes. They also had the chance to take heroic photos in the Video/Photo Studio in the 4th floor Makerspace.

A group of people all dressed in Cosplay of various super heroes

What's the point of being a superhero when you don't have other superhero friends and villains to fight with? Ok fine, they did not fight with each other, we took pictures with them instead.

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