The Westmont Public Library strives to offer innovative and creative programs, services, and collections. Our latest addition, The Makery, is our invitation to explore, create, and learn new skills to bring your ideas to life. Curious about 3D printing? Want to play with circuits or sew one-of-a-kind clothes? We’ll provide the tools; you bring the creativity. We’ll be offering workshops, machine reservations, and checkouts for portable tools.

Patrons can use the Makery equipment—including our sewing machines, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, VHS to DVD converters, etc—during programs, which are open to everyone, or solo with a valid Westmont Library card. Visit our event calendar to find upcoming Makery programs. In these hands-on programs, you’ll learn by making a project like a sewn tote bag or 3D keychain in a fun, collaborative setting.

If you’re a Westmont Library cardholder, you can also reserve the sewing machines and vinyl cutter to use in the library, once you’ve attended an orientation and signed our user agreement. We have three group orientations scheduled through May: one for the sewing machine and two for the vinyl cutter. If you can’t join us, you can also set up a one-on-one orientation through our Makery Reservation Form. Once you’re trained, you’re free to make an appointment to use the equipment! Just fill out the Makery Reservation Form and tell us which machine you’d like to use and whether you’re ready to go solo or need assistance from a staff member. Appointments should be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Want to send in a file to be printed on the 3D printer? Once you have filled out our 3D printer user agreement, you’re ready to design! Submit your print requests to [email protected] or in person. Prints cost $0.10 per gram and can be as large as 11.7 in x 10.8 in x 9.8 in. Please see the 3D printing portion of the Makery website for additional guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]! Come in to the library and explore your creative side!

 

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