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Durham library opens MakerLab Saturday

Posted May 30

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The Durham County Library will celebrate the grand opening of its MakerLab at Main this weekend.

The Main Library will host the creative space, which the library describes as a cross between a technology and community learning lab.

"The lab works to connect the community with new and emerging technologies while encouraging creative and artistic discovery," according to the library's website. "It is designed to create broad access across the community to opportunities for lifelong engagement with science, technology, engineering, arts and math."

The lab will have open hours every third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There also will be instructor and librarian-led programs, which will mostly require pre-registration. Upcoming programs include Go Green: Eco Lanterns, Basket Weaving, Intro to Arduino and more, according to the library.

The grand opening is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Main Library. (Pre-registration is not required for this one). There will be an introduction and then robotics, 3D printer demonstrations, a take-home craft (make a light-up card for Father’s Day) and snacks.

The Main Library is at 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham.


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