Boulder Public Library To Hold Grand Opening For Makerspace

Image Credit: Boulder Public Library

Image Credit: Boulder Public Library

February 12, 2016 – Boulder Public Library celebrates the opening of the new, all-ages community makerspace, BLDG 61, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 18 in the north wing of the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.

The mission of the makerspace is “Build, Learn, Design, Grow” (BLDG) at the Boulder Library Makerspace. Located in the 1961 portion of the Main Library, this public workshop is dedicated to hands-on learning and cultivating valuable experiences in the community through making. At the grand opening celebration, participants will be able to create their own maker notebook, see some of the equipment in action, and enjoy light refreshments. The event is open to all ages; no registration required.

BLDG 61 features a CNC machine, laser cutter, woodworking tools, pottery wheels, screen printing press, textile equipment, firing kiln, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, hand tools, and more. The makerspace is made possible by a generous grant from the Boulder Library Foundation.

The public is invited to drop in during opening week, February 19 through February 21, from noon to 6 p.m., no registration required. Patrons will be able to tour the space and get hands-on with a fun, interactive project. Registration for upcoming programs, events, and equipment trainings is available online. All library-sponsored programs, trainings, and events will be available to patrons with a valid Boulder library card free of charge.

On February 19th, BLDG 61 will begin its normal hours of operation.

Wednesday: 12 – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 12 – 8 p.m.
Friday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.

Visit the BLDG 61 webpage for more information.