Family Makerspace

Families spent an afternoon at the library tinkering and creating.  We set up several drop in stations with LittleBits, 3D printing pens, Rainbow Looms, and Legos.

 

The 3D printing pens extrude heated plastic filament that cools almost instantly into a solid, stable structure. You can draw up into the air and create anything you can think of.

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littleBits is the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics. Explore the basic and premium kits (power, sensors, LED, circuits).  Check out the video above for a very short sample of how it works.

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Rainbow Loom is a plastic loom used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets and charms

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We didn’t forget the little ones!  Legos are always a hit.

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Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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