Long Beach Public Library hosts summer of Maker Camp

Explore + Make + Share this summer at Long Beach Public Library.

Novice makers are invited to build, tinker and explore at the Main Library for six weeks beginning July 7, 2015. Every Tuesday and Wednesday campers can drop by The Studio between 1:00 and 5:00 pm to make a variety of fun projects and go on epic virtual field trips.

Makers Studio long beach mayor garcia laura doud“Our Library’s Maker Camp provides a fun, exciting way to learn by doing,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “This blending of technology and creativity shifts the focus of knowledge from theory to practice and sets the stage for more active learning.”

Weekly themes for Maker Camp are Fantasy, Funkytown, Farmstead, Flight, Fun & Games and Far-Out Future. Projects include making cigar box guitars, squishy circuits and stop motion animation shorts. Each week we’ll tackle a new project and share our triumphs with the Maker community at large. Maker Camp is sponsored by Google+ and Maker Media.

“As a center for lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity, the Long Beach Public Library is the ideal host for Maker Camp and we are thrilled to have been selected as an Affiliate,” said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services.

Maker Camp is free to attend and no registration is required. Maker Camp activities will include electronics, robotics and 3-D printing as well as traditional arts and crafts. Recommended camper age is 10-14 but all campers are welcome. Camp counselors will provide guidance to inspire and assist campers to successfully complete amazing projects.

Located on the lower level of the Main Library, The Studio serves as a community workspace where people can meet, socialize, innovate and collaborate using technology and resources. Stay updated on Maker Camp activities on the library’s website, www.lbpl.org.

Long Beach Public Library, founded in 1896, serves a diverse urban city of close to half a million people. The Long Beach Public Library system includes Main Library, eleven other unique Neighborhood Libraries and a vibrant online presence. With an emphasis on providing free and equal access to information and support for lifelong-learning, the Library offers books, media, downloads, databases, internet access, Family Learning Centers and a variety of events ranging from story times to cultural programs.

Novice makers ages 10 to 14 (all campers welcome) are invited to build, tinker and explore with us at the Main Library for six weeks beginning July 7th. Every Tuesday and Wednesday campers can drop by The Studio anytime between 1:00-5:00 p.m. and make a variety of fun projects and go on epic virtual field trips. Never fear, camp counselors will provide guidance throughout the week to help kids successfully complete projects.

No registration is required but feel free to RSVP to any of our events at the links provided below. Maker Camp is free to attend.

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Weekly themes for Maker Camp 2015 include:

Fantasy: Make a Mask
July 7 – 8     
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-fantasy-week-tickets-17549168034
Funkytown: Make Musical Instruments
July 14 – 15 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-funkytown-week-tickets-17570048488
Farmstead: Details Coming Soon
July 21 – 22
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-farmstead-week-tickets-17570622204
Fun and Games: Making Games
July 28-29
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-fun-games-week-tickets-17570677369
Flight: Make Things Fly
August 4 – 5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-flight-tickets-17570774660 
Far-Out Future: Details Coming Soon
August 11 – 12
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maker-camp-far-out-future-tickets-17570827819

Stay updated on our Maker Camp activities through Google+ by following us athttps://plus.google.com/109303365015494827587/posts

Contact: Ken Homsley, Department Librarian, Automated Services LibraryStudio@lbpl.org

Located on the lower level of the Main Library, The Studio serves as a community workspace where people can meet, socialize, innovate and collaborate using technology and resources.

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