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This program is presented in partnership with the Teen Advisory Board and funded by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation

Makerspaces

Makerspaces are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Join us for daily Open Maker Time at the Good Hope, Mitchell Street, or Washington Park Branches:

June, July, and August 2024

Mondays from 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday from 1:30-5:30 p.m. 

Thursdays from 1:30-5:30 p.m. 

Makerspace Facilitators and Teen Interns will be there to help you engage with the space and all it has to offer.

Book an appointment to use Makerspace equipment outside of Open Maker Time.  Come to a scheduled event in the Makerspaces.  All are welcome!

Equipment Lists Organized by Space

Good Hope

  • Laser Cutter 
  • Apple iPads 
  • Portable Chargers 
  • External Hard Drives & SD Cards
  • PC laptops with mice
  • Apple desktop computers  
    • Various software including Adobe Creative Suite & Unity 
  • Wacom Digitizers
  • Flatbed Scanner  1200 DPI, 12x17” Scanning Area
  • Occipital 3D Sensor 
  • PA System
  • Stand, Tabletop, Lapel Microphones
  • Handy Recorders
  • Microphone filters and condense 
  • Green Screen 
  • Studio Lighting Kit  
  • DSLR Camera with EF-S18-55mm Zoom Lense and Telephoto Zoom, 55 mm - 250 mm
  • Headphones
  • Nintendo Switch & PS4 with games 
  • VR Headset and Controllers 
  • Various art and crafting supplies 

 

Washington Park

  • Apple iPads (6th generation)
  • Portable Chargers
  • External Hard Drives & SD Cards
  • Lightpad
  • Apple Desktop Computers
  • Wacom Tablets
  • Flatbed Scanner (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • Microphones (standard, tabletop, lapel microphones)
  • Green Screen
  • Canon Rebel T7i DSLR with EFS 18-55mm Lens or 55-250mm Lens
  • Headphones
  • Nintendo Switch & PS4 with games
  • PS4 VR Headset and controllers
  • STEM Games
  • Board Games
  • Cubelets
  • Ozobots
  • Snap Circuits
  • LittleBits Coding Kit
  • DFRobot Arduino
  • Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Robot
  • Spheros SPRK+
Coming soon:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • PC laptops with computer mice

Mitchell Street

  • Cargill Community Kitchen
  • Recording Studio
    • Stand, Tabletop, and Lapel Microphones
    • Microphone filters and condensers Lyre Suspension Mount & Dead-Cat Windshield Kit
    • Handy Recorders
    • Mini keyboard and drum pads
  • 8-channel USB Sound Mixer with One-knob Compression, 2 Aux Sends, 2 Busses, Built-in FX, and 3-band EQ Per Channel
  • Channel Audio Adapter and Bracket
  • Headphones
  • Apple iPads
  • Portable Chargers
  • External Hard Drives & SD Cards
  • PC laptops with mice
  • Apple desktop computers
    • Various software including Adobe Creative Suite & Unity
  • Wacom Digitizers
  • Flatbed Scanner - 8.5 in x 11.7 in - 4800 dpi
  • Occipital 3D Sensor
  • Green Screen
  • Studio Lighting Kit
  • 2 DSLR Cameras with EF-S18-55mm zoom Lens and 55 mm - 250 mm telephoto zoom lens
  • Nintendo Switch & PS4 with games
  • VR Headsets and Controllers
  • Various art and crafting supplies
  • Robots & STEM Games

These services are presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Connect with us on Instagram @MPLCreates and via email at MPLCreates@milwaukee.gov

Next: Events & Challenges

Events & Challenges

Summer 2024 Makerspace Schedule (PDF)

Upcoming Events

July 24, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

July 25, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

July 29, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

July 31, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 1, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 12, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 14, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 15, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 19, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

August 21, 2024
1:30 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

Drop in the MPL's Makerspaces to hang out, mess around, and geek out with others in an art and techn

These services are presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Connect with us on Instagram @MPLCreates and via email at MPLCreates@milwaukee.gov

Next: Appointments

Appointments

Book an appointment to use the Makerspace equipment outside Open Making Time. Appointments can include up to 5 people working on a single project at a time.  A Makerspace Facilitator will be present to offer personalized instruction and assistance during your appointment time.

Upcoming Makerspace Appointments at Good Hope

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Upcoming Makerspace Appointments at Mitchell Street

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Upcoming Makerspace Appointments at Washington Park

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These services are presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Connect with us on Instagram @MPLCreates and via email at MPLCreates@milwaukee.gov

Next: Cargill Community Kitchen

Cargill Community Kitchen

 

 

Upcoming Snack Hack Events

July 30, 2024
12:00 PM
Snack Hack: 2.0 at Mitchell Street

Let's eat! Snack Hack explores the world of food through cooking

3:30 PM
Snack Hack: Kids Kitchen at Mitchell Street

"You are what you eat!" This food literacy program is designed fo

August 6, 2024
12:00 PM
Snack Hack: 2.0 at Mitchell Street

Let's eat! Snack Hack explores the world of food through cooking

3:30 PM
Snack Hack: Kids Kitchen at Mitchell Street

"You are what you eat!" This food literacy program is designed fo

August 13, 2024
12:00 PM
Snack Hack: 2.0 at Mitchell Street

Let's eat! Snack Hack explores the world of food through cooking

3:30 PM
Snack Hack: Kids Kitchen at Mitchell Street

"You are what you eat!" This food literacy program is designed fo

August 20, 2024
12:00 PM
Snack Hack: 2.0 at Mitchell Street

Let's eat! Snack Hack explores the world of food through cooking

3:30 PM
Snack Hack: Kids Kitchen at Mitchell Street

"You are what you eat!" This food literacy program is designed fo

August 27, 2024
12:00 PM
Snack Hack: 2.0 at Mitchell Street

Let's eat! Snack Hack explores the world of food through cooking

3:30 PM
Snack Hack: Kids Kitchen at Mitchell Street

"You are what you eat!" This food literacy program is designed fo

These services are presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Connect with us on Instagram @MPLCreates and via email at MPLCreates@milwaukee.gov

Next: Take and Makes

Take and Makes

Check out these free STEAM activity kits. Stop by your local branch of MPL and pick up your own kit to enjoy outside the library. (Available on a first come, first served basis.)  Or, you can download the printable materials packets below and use our online tutorials to do these activities at home, in your classroom, or anywhere else you’d like!

New Take and Makes

Collección de lengua española

Complete Take and Make Collection

For more information about the different MPL locations, view our map of branches.

Questions about Take and Makes?

Call the Education and Outreach Department at (414) 286-3076.

Notice about preventing the spread of COVID19:

These kits were assembled safely at the Milwaukee Public Library in accordance with guidance from the Milwaukee County Health Department. Prepared kits were quarantined for a minimum of 4 days before we made them available for distribution. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the principal mode by which people are infected with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. It is possible for people to be infected through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects (fomites), but the risk is generally considered to be low.

New Booklets

Former Booklets

These services are presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation. Connect with us on Instagram @MPLCreates and via email at MPLCreates@milwaukee.gov