Earlier in the year we stopped by the Glendale Community College Maker Fair and found an amazing resource for all armature makers in Los Angeles.
The one thing that usually separates a amateur maker from an active maker is the tools of the trade, and in an effort to allow more people to get into the tech world, Glendale has invested directly into the idea of building a talent skill base within their town.
So what does the Glendale Central Public Library have in the MakerSpace?
To use the MakerSpace, you need to have a Glendale Public Library Card. The MakerSpace is specificly only for people who are over 13 years old, and must be performed with an adult, if under 18. Parents and children will have to fill out a guardian agreement form.
The 3D Printers are amazing and they provide the filament for free. The rules for use is that patrons can make only a couple prints a day, but prints are limited to hour long prints.
So if you want to print a large project, you will have to split it up into multiple smaller parts.
They have multiple sewing machines, but only one surger. While they don’t provide the fabric, they do provide the thread, and have a bunch of bobbins already threaded, because we all know thats the worst thing about using a sewing machine.
One of the things the teenagers are loving in the space is the VR system. Get there earlier if you want to be able to try out some VR games, and programs!
However, if you still feel the tools alone wont help you, the staff at the library are amazing, and constantly helping people at the space, as well as running teaching classes regularly at the location. You can find out more about their classes Here!
The MakerSpace hours are:
Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday:10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Parking at the library is limited, but if you park across the street in the structure you are able to validate with your library card for free parking for 3 hours.