Makerspace In Action

Makerspace in Action

Something is always going on at our Makerspaces -- Programs, Art, Projects. Be part of the action at our 17 Makerspaces and Maker Studios. Here are a few of the many stories unfolding daily …

The Sign

Fixing our sign at Turner Park

photo of the Turner Park Branch sign

When one of the letters in our sign at our Turner Park Branch broke, we replaced it with a 3D-made one.

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2019 SHSM Certification

Central Library

An image of teens working on their SHSM certificate at Central Library Makerspace

High school students working toward an Information and Communications Technology certificate used the video and recording equipment, including our green screen, at Central Library to create this short newscast. Watch.


Donna Akrey


Woman reading description of art posters on a far wall

The 2017 Hamilton Arts Award winner, Donna Akrey, used the Makerspace at Central Library to create her exhibit called Translations. Using HPL’s collections she altered the covers of books that have influenced and expanded her knowledge and point of view.

close up of a 3D print head
Mixed Media

Donna uses the Makerbot 3D printer to bring her art to life.

Close up of a clown design being embroidered

Donna embroiders high contrast patches using the Janome Memorycraft 500e.

picture of a vinyl print done on transparent vinyl
Vinyl Cutter

Donna prints high quality images using the Roland BN-20 Vinyl Printer / Cutter.

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