Tuesday, November 06, 2018

On the second floor of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, the whirring sounds of machines can be heard throughout the Maker Space. This space is designed to let individuals learn and create projects using 3-D printing machines, a Carvey Milling Machine, Serger, Cricut vinyl and paper cutting and other devices. The Maker Space, dedicated to modern learning, creativity and innovation, is open to all Arlington Public Library cardholders. Be sure to take advantage of the classes and clubs offered at the makerspace on our event calendar.

Anhkim Pho is an Arlington resident and recent UT Arlington Biology/Psychology graduate. Using the embroidery machine and cricut heat press, Pho creates vibrant embroidered patches for her Etsy shop. Ever since the Library’s opening in June 2018, Pho has been visiting the library’s Maker Space up to three times a week to work on her embroidered patches.


Christopher Jobe is an Arlington resident who recently welcomed a son into this world. Jobe uses the Maker Space to create customized decorations for his son’s nursery using the Carvey Milling Machine.


Linda Gibson has been an Arlington resident since 1966 and was thrilled to hear about the Library’s Maker Space. Gibson loves to sew, so she frequently visits the Maker Space for the Sewing Club.

Click here to about our free classes, equipment and training in the Maker Space.