Westport Library to hold talk on Maker Space
Published 5:37 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2012
Westport Public Library will host a talk on the library's Maker Space at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the library's McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
Bill Derry, the library's assistant director, and Board of Education member Mark Mathias will discuss the space and demonstrate a 3D printer, according to a release. They will be joined by other library staff members and teen volunteers.
"We're going to show how the Maker Space and Mini Maker Faire supports learning," Derry said in a statement.
Derry, Mathias and a townwide team of volunteers are planning the second Mini Maker Faire at the library for April 27.
The space was installed in the library more than a year ago as part of the worldwide Maker movement of people making their own goods the way they did during the Industrial Revolution.
The free program is co-sponsored by the Westport PTA Council and planned for fifth-graders and up and their parents.
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