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Kick off the Summer Reading Program with Maker Pfest on June 3 from 2:00-5:00 pm. 

We welcome makers, artists and crafters of all types to demonstrate their talents. Activities include hands-on demos and crafts. The event is free and open to the public.

Current guests include:

The Robot Group

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Established in 1989, The Robot Group’s mission is to promote technology through robotics. We are a group of robotics enthusiasts, from all walks of life, who build robots for fun and education

 

 

 

Daniel G. Benes Science Shows

Daniel G. Benes

Daniel is a science instructor, stage presenter, and antiques curator. He will be bringing his hands-on antique science and technology exhibits. Daniel was awarded "Staff Pick" Blue Ribbon by Maker Faire Austin and has been featured in Texas Monthly, The New York Times, and on KVUE and KEYE TV.

 

 

 

 

Austin Area Rocketry Group

 rockets

The Austin Area Rocketry Group provides launch and safety services for a wide group of enthusiasts from children to adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Central Texas Woodturners' Assocation

wood turning demo

Our awesome volunteer, Victor Johnson, is also a woodturner! He'll be here with his mini lathe representing the Central Texas Woodturners Association. Serving the greater Austin, Texas area, the CTWA is a local chapter of American Association of Woodturners (AAW). CTWA is a non-profit club dedicated to providing education, activities, and mutual friendship and support to those interested in woodturning. Visit CTWA at www.ctwa.org

 

 

ATX Hackerspace

ATX Hackerspace

ATX Hackerspace is a collaborative industrial workshop full of people who love to learn and make things! They have over 8,000 square feet of space that is perfect for artists, designers, engineers, makers and hackers, fabbers, scientists, musicians, seminars and workshops, co-working, and a ton of other stuff.

 

 

Chick Tech Austin

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ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls.

 

Austin Lacemakers Guild

handmade lace

The ALG has been a chartered chapter of International Organization of Lacers Inc. since 1985. The Guild's goal is to educate anyone who is interested about all facets of lace and lace making, and have fun while doing it. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library at 6:00 pm. Visit them at www.lacebobbins.com

 

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The Quilt Guild promotes and cultivates friendships between quilting enthusiasts.  The group meets at the Library every third Thursday of the month  at 6:00 pm and is open to new members. See the group’s quilts on display at the Library through July 9th. Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PflugervilleQuiltGuild

 

 

Carol Teitelman's Knitting Station

knitting station

Carol will provide a hands-on knitting activity.

 

 

 

 

Bot Party

Bot party robot

Bot Party is a blend of comedy theater and tech in an attempt to make robots funny while keeping humans relevant. Blurring the lines of theatre, puppetry and magic, Bot Party is a high tech short-form improv comedy showcase that is the first of its kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suga's Cakery

Patricia Bedford

Patricia Bedford is owner and Electrical Engineer turned Cake Artist and Baker of Suga's Cakery. Suga's Cakery is a custom cake shop based in Pflugerville, TX that specializes in custom cakes, cake pops and cupcakes that can be the centerpiece of your event or occasion with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Patricia will demo cake decorating.

 

 

 

 

Colorful Exploration by Jacky Cardenas

Colorful Exploration

Colorful Exploration is a installation art piece design for both children and adults to interact with. In creating these colorful forms, the ultimate goal was to use simple materials that could be accessible and easy to handle by families, if they choose to create their own colorful forms at home to play with. After some time tinkering with materials, the final product included array of colored cellophane, aluminum tape and air. It was within this process of tinkering that the artist, Jacky Cardenas, realized the importance of exploration and experimentation this project provoked and encouraged.

 

 

 

Pflugerville Library Girls Who Code group

Girls Who Code logo

Established in 2016, the Pflugerville Public Library's Girls Who Code group has been working diligently on a year-long project focusing on helping wildflower propagation in Texas. They will debut their project at Maker Pfest.

 

 

 

 Staff demos include:

Makey-Makey music

Green screen photos

Paper flowers

Community painting

Zoetropes

3d Printer demos

Viewmaster VR "Space station"

Paper quilling

Building activities

 

For more information, contact Bette McDowell at bettem@pflugervilletx.gov

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