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Farmington Public Library

What is Make.Do?

 

At the most basic level, Make.Do is Social D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself)

 

The Farmington Public Library Make.Do program is part science fair, part county fair, part interactive show-and-tell, and part something entirely new. It creates opportunities for conversations with Makers. Make.Do is a multi-generational gathering that brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs. All of these “Makers” come to Make.Do to show what they have made and to share what they have learned to do. Make.Do features hands-on activities, learning opportunities and the chance for visitors to learn a wide variety of new skills. It is a community-based learning event that celebrates the local maker culture and inspires everyone to become a maker, and connect with people and projects in the community.

Find out more:
What is means to be a Maker
And Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future


 

 

"Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once."
- Adam Savage


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Farmington Public Library has three main types of  Make.Do Programs:

Make.Do Fairs are held every few months and bring together local makers to showcase their talents while demonstrating a variety of seasonal projects, craft & art, home & garden DIY, upcycling/recycling, technology, food hacking, science, and more.

Make.Do Time is like a mini maker fair each Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 starting October 20th through the end of April. Make.Do Time can be high tech or low tech. You could learn how to make a seasonal wreath, see the 3D printer in action, or learn how to make a computer mouse from a piece of fruit!

Classes are offered every week on a wide variety of  Make.Do topics.
3D Printer Basics, Teen Tech Tuesday and <Code Farmington> are some examples.

Check the library events calendar for a complete listing of all the library programs coming up:
Calendar Link

 


 

 

 

Volunteers needed for both Make.Do Fairs and Make.Do Time anyone from age 8 to 108 is welcome! If you would like to talk about your idea please contact us at make.do@infoway.org or call us at 599-1270 and ask for Aaron, Kathi or Flo. We will help facilitate your project and will provide copies of your printed materials and a set up space.


Want to help but don't know what to do? The library has kits available for you to demo at Make.Do events! Do you enjoy learning and sharing DIY (do-it-yourself) projects and ideas? Consider showcasing your skills with your community by volunteering for Make.Do Time every Friday starting in October from 3:30-4:30.

Farmington Public Library Make.Do 

 

 
   

 

               
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