is a collaborative workshop dedicated to hands-on making and community learning. It is a place to invent, learn, play, and build community together. Programming will be offered for all ages and a wide variety of interests. Tools in the space include a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printers, digital embroidery machines, sewing machines, electronic cutters, small board electronics and more! Programming schedule and registration information coming soon!
You are Invited to a Launch Party for InventHQ on April 14 from 9am-12pm at 6 Garden Center. Join us for a tour of the space, demos of our fabrication equipment, and opportunities to get making!
Maker in Residence:
The next Maker-in-Residence session will take place in May. Check back soon for more information
Upcoming Discovery Lab Programs
March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 24, 27, & 29, 4 - 5 p.m.
Learn the basics of Tinkercad so you can design and model your own 3D objects! You can register for as many sessions as you like. For ages 9-14. Registration REQUIRED
DIY Soup Mix
Wednesday, March 14, 5 - 6 p.m.
Stay warm during this snowy month with your very own soup mix - just add water! For ages 15+. Registration encouraged.
3D printing Services at the Library
Purpose: 3D printing at the library supports the library’s mission and vision by inspiring creativity and innovation, empowering patrons to bring their ideas to life, and connecting our community to new technology and tools.
How it works:
To 3D print an object at the library you can submit a file and pick up your object at the reference desk when it is ready.
- First you will need an object you would like to print. You can create an object using 3D modeling software (we recommend Tinkercad for beginners) or download an object from a site such as Thingiverse.
- Second you will need to submit a request form.
- Upon receiving this form a staff member will review your request and contact you within one week to discuss any details regarding your print job.
- Once the print is completed, you will be contacted again to collect your print at the reference desk. Please be aware that prints are not always successful.
- All print jobs must be limited to a 1 hour print time. If your object is large, this may require re-sizing your object or breaking it into multiple parts.
- You are limited to submitting two print jobs per month.
- All objects will be printed in PLA (Polylactic Acid) which is a biodegradable plastic made from corn.
- We cannot offer color selection at this time. All prints will be in the color of filament currently being used by the library.
- The library has the right to refuse any print requests and the printer may not be used to create any objects which violate laws, were designed with the intent to harm, are obscene, or violate another’s intellectual property rights in any way.