Kick off the Summer Reading Program with Maker Pfest on June 9 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:
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
Pflugerville Quilt Guild
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
Pflugerville Library Girls Who Code group
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.
Tani Tambila with TSquared Robotics
Mr. Tambila holds an MBA in Global Leadership and Management, Arizona State University. A Certified APICS CPIM Professional, A Bachelor degree in Manufacturing Engineering , and Doctoral Work at Capella University, with over 20+ years of Semiconductors Industry Experiences with Expertise in Industrial Automation , Operation Research , Operations Management, and Statistical Process Control. He currently teaches robotics classes at the Pflugerville Recreation Center.
Austin Creative Reuse
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.
Austin Gem and Mineral Society
Austin Gem and Mineral Society was formed in 1950. The mission of the club is to promote interest and education in the various earth sciences and other related subjects. As part of our outreach program we demonstrate skills and share knowledge about rocks and minerals. Today’s presentation will have Craig Brandt faceting and explaining the process of creating cut gem stones. Craig has been a member since 1990 and has been faceting for the past 15 years. He shares this skill at Science Days within Round Rock ISD, throughout our annual show held in October and by teaching faceting classes at our clubhouse.
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!
MathHappens is dedicated to creating and supporting development of mathematical experiences outside of the classroom. MathHappens was founded in fall of 2014. We are excited about building partnerships with institutions that are destinations for families and individuals and are excited to participate in their regular exhibits and special events.
Austin VR Lab is a collective of Virtual and Augmented Reality creators, developers and operators, focused on on creating and developing VR and AR content while bringing people the latest devices to experience Virtual Worlds. They'll be bringing their VIVE units for you to try out.
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.
You love books and so do we! Letterpress print cards and small posters using wood and metal type; create simple bound books using the pamphlet stitch; create a simple pop-up structure; bind a "magic wallet" using traditional bookbinding materials and techniques. Attendees will also learn about workshop offerings, including the "Let's Make Books" summer camp, outreach opportunities, and the Open Studio program.
Girlstart's mission is to increase girls' interest and engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart cultivates a culture where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected. As a result, Girlstart girls are connected, brave, and resilient. Girlstart makes girls more successful and inspires them to take on the world's greatest challenges. Visit them at www.sendagirltocamp.org
Staff demos include:
The Youth Services staff will showcase these miniature robots designed to teach kids basic coding using colors and patterns. Visit Ms. Carmen in the Children's Room to check them out.
Learn about these fun, easy kits designed to teach the basics of circuitry. Join Library Techs Karsen and Tiara in the Children's Room for this activity.
Anyone 8 and up can join us in the Pfab Lab for a quick, hands-on screen printing project led by our Youth Services Librarian, Amanda Cawthon.
Stop motion animation
Make a mini video with Assistant Director, Daniel Berra, who will showcase stop motion animation using iPads and fun toys.
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.
Raspberry Pi Gaming
Our main meeting room will feature Raspberry Pi gaming stations run by Library Tech, George Hill.
Youth Services Librarian, Melissa Grzybowski, will lead a hands-on sewing activity. Make a mini stuffed animal.
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.
For more information, contact Bette McDowell at email@example.com