Sunday, March 20, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Farmington Main Library
Mark your calendars!
The Farmington Libraries Maker Fair is an opportunity for the community to have hands-on experiences with 3D printers, soldering, knitting, coding, and so much more! Activity stations will be located throughout the Library, featuring low-tech and hi-tech projects for all ages and skill levels. Come ready to learn!
In addition to the many activities going on, there will be an official unveiling of the Farmington Map Project, an ongoing interactive community-based art project that recognizes the people, places, sounds, and spirit of Farmington, Connecticut. The project is a collaboration between Farmington Public Schools, the Farmington Libraries, and artist Balam Soto, with grant funding from the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE), the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), and the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS). It will consist of an interactive map of Farmington showing the sights and sounds of the community. The public will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing project with video, images, sound, information, and 3D designs of locations and buildings representing what makes the Farmington community what it is. For more information visit www.farmingtonmapproject.wordpress.com.
The Library is looking for teen volunteers to work in pairs staffing activity booths, greeting attendees, and helping with the setup and takedown of the event. Interested teens should contact the Teen Services Librarian, Anna Boisvert, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Information Services Desk at the Main Library.