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Saturday, May 13 from 11 AM to 3 PM

Activities, Projects & Demos for All Ages
Maker Alley

Library Lobby West

3D Printer Demo
Watch the Library’s 3D printer hard at work.

Meet the Library’s Mobile MakerSpace
See the many wonders contained in the InfyMaker Cabinet. Kate Stack, Glenbrook South engineering student will introduce you to Epi-Spot, her product prototype that won the Infosys Foundation USA grant to fund the Library’s Mobile MakerSpace.

Bead Rolling
Create unique beads with repurposed book pages, a simple hand-turned machine, and a dot of glue.

Button Making
Flaunt your Maker Spirit with a button created on the spot.

Community Coloring
All ages are invited to collaborate on a one-of-a-kind community art project.

Tools to Spark Your Imagination
Introducing the Library of Things. This new collection includes Instax Mini 8 Cameras, GoPro HERO Session Cameras, Kill A Watt Meters, Mobile Hotspots, a Portable Digital Converter, and Yeti USB Microphone.

Engineering Alley

Library Lobby East
Students from the Glenbrook South engineering program will display and demonstrate maker projects conceptualized, designed, and created in the Glenbrook South Makerspace. Meet these talented students and learn about this advanced academic curriculum.

Photo Booth

Youth Services Alcove (just past the trees)

Capture Your Maker Spirit
Our specially designed photo booth includes a Tweetbot designed by Glenbrook South engineering students with a livestream to @glenpublib. Be sure to tag your photos on social media with #GPLMakers and #GPLMF2017.

Messy Makers

Youth Program Room

Mod Podge Decoupage
It’s not just for summer camp! Create, then take, your repurposed paper mosaic home. Squishy Circuits
Special insulating and conductive doughs may look like Play-Doh, but when combined correctly, put on a light show.

Fiber Art Studio

Multipurpose Room
Join us for a learning event that will inspire you to see fiber in a whole new way. Drop in for one of our knit or crochet demonstrations, or spend the day working on one of your own special projects in the company of other fiber enthusiasts. Experts will be on hand to help you tackle a new stitch or learn some tricks-of-the-trade from others knitters and crocheters in attendance.

DEMONSTRATIONS
11:15 AM: Arm Knitting—No needles needed!
12 PM: Japanese Art of Amigurumi—Crocheted whimsical yarn creatures
12:45 PM: Recycled Tote Bag—Made from PLARN (yarn made with plastic bags)
1:30 PM: T-shirt Rugs—Turn gently used t-shirts into floor art
2:15 PM: Artisan Basket—Crocheted decorative baskets with sheet yarn and rope

Inspiration Station

Community Room

ROBOTS!
Try your hand at an obstacle course or race a friend, no tech skills required.

Your Family Photoshop: Digitize your family photos and be a part of Glenview history. Bring in your personal photographs and we’ll provide you with a digital copy and add a copy to our digital local history archive. We’re looking for photographs of Glenview families, organizations, events, and places. We will digitize up to 10 photographs per person. Bring a flash drive or DVD to store your digital copies.

Reach for the Stars
Michelle Nichols, Adler Planetarium Master Educator and author of Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities, will introduce you to the Library’s new Orion Starblast 4.5 Astro Reflector telescope and several fun Astronomy Lab projects.

Simply Stitches
Glenview Library staff sewing experts will be on hand to demonstrate the Library’s new Bernina sewing machines and Juki sergers with some simple, creative projects.