Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Program Specialist Lesley Hinojosa

The Arlington Public Library’s Makerspace is back in full swing! The Makerspace will be having festive classes for the upcoming holiday season. Are you interested in learning how to create winter decorations using the Cricut machine or learning how you can 3D print ornaments? We hope you’ll join in on the Makerspace fun! Happy Holidays!  

Makerspace Classes

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, only registered participants will be able to attend these programs. Social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required. 

3D Printed Kisslicer – Christmas Ornaments 

  • Friday, Nov. 20 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sign up here!  

Serger Hand Warmers 

  • Monday, Nov. 23 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sign up here!  

Sewing Gifts – Fabric Book Marks 

  • Friday, Dec. 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sign up here!  

Cricut – Vinyl Decorating for Winter 

  • Monday, Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sign up here!  

Unique Holiday Candles 

  • Monday, Dec 14 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sign up here

Additional Makerspace Services  

Discover and learn to use technology in our Makerspace located on the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library's second floor. From sewing and other traditional crafts to cutting-edge 3D printing, the Makerspace offers something for both experienced and aspiring makers. Training is available and provided by Library staff. Use of the Makerspace is free to library cardholders. Bring designs to life with STEM-focused technology in the Tinker Room. This space features 3D printers, a milling machine, a vinyl cutter, a plotter printer, and a variety of small devices and tools. Create wearable, usable pieces of art in the Innovate Room, featuring sewing, quilting, and embroidery machines that offer a range of options for working with fabric. A heat press is also available. For more information visit our library website at  

Check out our Makerspace hours below:  

  • Monday: Closed  
  • Tuesday: 12 P.M. - 6 P.M.  
  • Wednesday: 12 P.M. - 6 P.M. 
  • Thursday: 12 P.M. - 6 P.M. 
  • Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.  
  • Saturday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.  
  • Sunday: Closed 

Makerspace Kits  

The Makerspace has been offering free kits with all sorts of crafts for patrons to enjoy from home. This service will be available at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday while supplies last. These ready to go activities allow patrons to participate in arts and crafts projects at home. In each kit, you will find the instructions and materials to get started. One kit will be available per household. To sign up for a kit visit our calendar.  

Happening in November: Snowflake Winter Ornament 

Happening in December: Perpetual Desktop Calendar 

Holiday Virtual Programming

The Arlington Public Library has been offering some awesome virtual programming for all ages including instructional videos for fun crafts, classes led by talented artists, and children’s storytimes led by our awesome librarians and program specialists. All of these videos and classes are completely free of cost and can be found on the library’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Make sure to check these out!  

Art Story Time 

  • Nov. 30 from 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. on Facebook
  • Learn more here!
  • Early Learning 0-4 

Cheese Board Designed with Carvey

  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. on Facebook
  • Learn more here!  

Make Your Own Holiday Soap

  • Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. on Facebook
  • Learn more here!