(Please Note: Different Time/Location than our Normal Monthly Meeting)
Maker Culture is growing rapidly here in Alamance County!
The Alamance County Public Libraries System has asked me to give a public talk about the Alamance Makers Guild, the Burlington Mini Maker Faire, Maker Spaces, and Maker Culture as a kick off to their Summer Reading program (all about Science).
On Thursday June 12th the Library will host the Alamance Makers Guild from 6:00pm till 8:30pm (library closing at 9:00pm). The event is free and open to the general public and should be interesting for all ages (parents and kids). The library will provide drinks and light snacks.
I want this to be an interactive meeting where folks new to the "maker movement" can ask questions. I also encourage AMG members to bring lots of projects for show-n-tell. Even though there is a focus on Science with the reading program, we still always encourage art and creativity too. The technology behind making the art involves science too!
If anyone in the AMG would also like to speak as part of the program please contact me ([masked]) and let me know what you plan and I'll work you into the "official" schedule. Beyond that we'll have Q+A and mingling for all of the guests.
The talk will begin promptly at 6:00pm so please plan to be there early enough to come in, find us, and get situated.
Following up on this talk we'll have a special Saturday event with the Library on July 19th from 12:00noon to 4:00pm, a "Maker Day" where folks can learn to solder, take things apart, see demonstrations of Digital Fabrication Technology, and more. (All those wishing to volunteer to help with this community outreach please contact me between now and June) I'm excited at the prospect of working with the Library system to help bring the love of life-long-learning that is involved in Making to more people here in Alamance County!
Looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. Help us grow, please share this with your friends, family, and neighbors!
P.S. The library is hoping to add a subscription to Make Magazine to their Periodicals Section and have also asked me to query the Alamance Makers Guild for suggestions on books and resources that would be useful to makers of all ages. E-mail me your suggestions for books you'd like to see the Library Add! ([masked])