Out of an abundance of caution, Maker Pfest 2020 has been cancelled. Please stay tuned to the library website for updates about our Summer Reading Program.
Check back for details on this year's guests and activities. 2019 guests included:
Learning Fun 101 is on a mission. We aim to bring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the ARTS and Mathematics) to more kids at an earlier age, and we want to make STEAM irresistibly FUN, like it should be. And what better way to do that than to get students hooked on science by building stuff, like real engineers do! Since our founding in September 2008, Learning Fun 101 has taught more than 1,500 kids each year in the Austin metro area how to engineer, build, program and have fun with Science, through both our classes and summer camps.
The Austin Book Arts Center is a small nonprofit, makerspace located on E MLK Blvd at Flatbed Press World Headquarters. Since its founding in 2015, ABAC has offered almost 200 workshops in bookmaking, in addition to making its studio and equipment available to artists and students through the Open Studio Program.
The Pflugerville 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
Mad Science encourages scientific literacy in children in an age when science is as vital as reading, writing and arithmetic and we don’t stop there. For over 25 years, we have invested in research and development and continue to do so. We believe in the importance of being at the forefront of our industry and continue to create hands-on science programming for kids. Our approach to teaching science invites children to pursue STEM careers. We encourage parents, teachers and schools to contact a Mad Science location near you to find out more about services in your community.
Austin Typewriter, Ink. is a group of Texas writers, artists, and collectors who love vintage writing machines. Organized in the Winter of 2017 by Everett Henderson, David Torres, and The Shy Typospherian, Austin Typewriter, Ink. originally started as a casual coffeehouse meetup between friends. Then in May of this year, we were selected to participate in the 2018 Austin Maker Faire and our loveable band of misfits started to become something bigger, more impactful, and more meaningful.
The Lady Cans are a robotics team located in the greater Austin area. We strive to build the courage, confidence and character of young girls and teach them to strive for success in everything they do. Our mission is to introduce young women to science, technology, engineering, and math principles while developing the skills to be successful in a variety of careers.
Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.
The Austin Area Rocketry Group provides launch and safety services for a wide group of enthusiasts from children to adults.
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.
Austin Creative Reuse's mission is to foster conservation and reuse through creativity, education, and community building. ACR collects, distributes, and sells reusable materials donated from industry and individuals. They educate the community about how to reduce, reuse, and create in responsible and fun ways. They unite the community by hosting a range of events, activities, and classes that bring people together to build awareness around conscious consumption, sustainability, and art.
The ACC Library BatLab is a pop-up makerspace for all ACC students, faculty and staff interested in doing hands-on, real-world, multidisciplinary projects in an informal, co-curricular setting. For the Spring 2018 semester, we will be bringing the BatLab to a different campus each week. We hope you will join us when we come to your campus!
Staff demos included:
Anyone 8 and up can stop by the Pfab Lab for a demo of our laser cutter. See it in action and put together a pin from laser-engraved materials with help from Adult Services Programming Assistant Meg Miller.
Library volunteer, Dr. Ron, will fill you in on the details of the library's 3D printing services and classes. Dr. Ron runs our 3D Printer training classes and occasionally offers advanced Tinkercad classes. He also runs the public prints that are submitted to the library.
Plus, we enjoyed circuits, paper crafts, virtual reality (12 and up), and more!
For more information, contact Bette McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest list is subject to change.