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Crafters Invited to Library's New Makerspace

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The Johnson City Library has added a new Makerspace to their list of services offered. The Makerspace provides hands-on experience to encourage creativity through designing, building, and inventing for a wide range of ages. This Makerspace contains the new and trendy Cricut maker, along with a sewing machine and a 3D printer coming soon. The new Cricut maker allows you to create a great variety of projects, from iron-on vinyl to custom stickers and even detailed papercrafts. The sewing machine is perfect for a wide range of everyday sewing projects, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Some of the projects you can do in the Makerspace include mask-making, homemade Christmas ornaments, custom cards, personalized decals for tumblers, and personalized iron-on decals for t-shirts or canvas bags. Some supplies for both machines are available for use, however, you are encouraged to bring any specific supplies you would need to use for your projects. The library has arranged some classes already and there will be more classes to come for everyone to participate and utilize the new machines in the Makerspace. Be sure to check the library’s Facebook page for events and updates. The Makerspace is now open and free to use for anyone who has a Johnson City Library card. In order to use the new space, each patron must go through mandatory training with a staff member and sign the Makerspace Agreement. For a full list of policies, visit the Makerspace page on the Johnson City Library website.