Makerspace

Makerspace

Makerspace

Gather with your fellow creators and tinkerers to create and learn in our new makerspace. 

High-tech tools and art materials alike will help you embrace the DIY spirit in an open, collaborative environment.  Whether you're looking to refine a skill, share a creative experience with others or use tools to solve a problem, you'll find ample opportunity to discover and try new things.

Equipment Available

Makerbot 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Replicator 3D printer
  • Creator Pro 3D Printer
  • Cricut Diecutting Machine
  • Pfaff Embroidery Machine
  • Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machines
  • Epilog Laser Cutter

Upcoming Events

Mending and Sewing with Micky!

June 20, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Description:
Join volunteer Micky C. for this drop-in sewing workshop! Micky will be on hand to get you started using our heavy duty sewing machines and learning hand sewing basics. Micky can help you hem pants or skirts, sew on buttons, and do basic repairs. ...

Pressed Flower Workshop with Sarah Gotowka

June 21, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Description:
Join local fiber artist Sarah Gotowka to learn how to press and print with real flowers. Spend time learning about this art form, and pressing flowers yourself into a beautiful piece of art. Space is limited, and online registration is required. T...

Sewing Flower Headbands with Nuala

July 11, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Description:
Join local teen Nuala to learn how to sew a floral felt headband! Use a sewing machine to create the base, then hand-sew floral decorations to make a one-of-a-kind headband that will be perfect for summer music festivals and celebrations. Registra...

Makerspace Drop-in with Laura Rowley

July 19, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Description:
Stop by the Makerspace to see what artist Laura Rowley is up to! Complete a 10 minute linocut printing project using the featured tool for the day, a printmaking copy press! After you complete the project, or if you're waiting for a turn, stick aroun...

Henna with Nuala

August 2, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults, Teens (13-17)
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
Join local teen Nuala for a henna workshop! Learn how to draw beautiful designs, and how to apply henna to the hands or feet. Henna is a paste created from powdered dry leaves of the henna plant, to create temporary tattoos that stain the skin a rich...

Makerspace Drop-in with Laura Rowley

August 9, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Description:
Stop by the Makerspace to see what artist Laura Rowley is up to! Complete a 10 minute project using the featured tool for the day, a silk screen! Bring a blank T-shirt or tote, or print on our scrap fabric and make a banner or patch. After you comple...

Beginning Tapestry Weaving with Jose

August 28, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
Join José Buenaventura González Gutiérrez, master weaver and textile artist, for a beginner's lesson on tapestry weaving. Learn about the history and culture of weaving, and try your own hand at some tapestry techniques! Space is limited and regi...

Makerspace Drop-in with Laura Rowley

September 13, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Branch: Tompkins County Public Library
Room: Makerspace
Ages: Adults
Program Type: STEAM, Classes and Workshops, Makerspace
Description:
Stop by the Makerspace to see what artist Laura Rowley is up to! Complete a 10 minute project and learn to bind a basic journal or 'zine! After you complete the project, or if you're waiting for a turn, stick around to make art with the Open Art Hive...