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Whether you want to scan your great-grandparent's slides, make your own coasters with the laser engraver, 3D Print a t-rex or record your first album, there are many ways Markham Public Library can help you get started on your maker projects.

Discover new technologies, participate in maker activities and learn coding and other digital skills. The makerspace is a collaborative do-it-yourself environment where you can explore 3D modeling and printing, laser cutting, try virtual reality & be creative with hands-on learning. Our staff will help you become certified to use the equipment. There is a small material charge for some of the equipment.

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Getting Started

Complete the in-branch Makerspace Orientation & Certification, reserve equipment and you are ready to make.

Get Certified

Customers need to complete the in-branch Makerspace Orientation & Certification

  • This step is required at each branch they wish to use.
  • It only takes 5-15 minutes to complete
  • No registration required, customers can request the orientation at our branches any time.
  • At the end of the orientation, customers will review and agree to the Makerspace User Agreement
  • Then their Library Card is updated as "Maker-certified".

Note: Customers under 13 yo need to be be accompanied by an adult or guardian to use Maker equipment.

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Reserve Equipment

3D Printing

Girls looking at 3D PrinterCreate 3D objects from a digital file - toys, replacement parts, prototypes and more.

Locations: Aaniin, Angus Glen, Thornhill C.C.

 

Laser Engraving

Egraved ToolBurn cut and etch on a variety of materials including wood, acrylic and glass.

Locations: Aaniin, Angus Glen

 

Digitizing

Cassette tape

Convert your photos, slides, cassette tapes, records and VHS into digital files.

Locations: Thornhill C.C.

 

Cricut, Vinyl Cutter & Printer & Heat Press

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Cut and print designs onto vinyl, paper & more to create banners, cards, and stickers.

Locations:  Aaniin, Angus Glen

 

Sewing Machines

Embroidering Machine

Try fashion design from simple stitching to digital embroidery.

Locations: Aaniin

Digital Media

Man using digital media lab

Professional level software for editing photo, video, audio and graphic design projects.

Locations: Aaniin

 

Curbside 3D Printing

Book a Digital Specialist

Feeling overwhelmed on where to start your 3D printing journey? Not worry! Book a virtual appointment with our specialists to help guide you through the 3D printing process. Book our specialists by email.

Learn at Our Workshops

Makerspace programs

Workshop Calendar

Our Spaces

ANGUS GLEN LIBRARY

Angus Glen

AANIIN LIBRARY

Kids Makerspace

Makerspace programs

Maker Tips

IDEA GALLERY

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