Maker Camp: DIY at the Library

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Maker Camp, Make: Google


Summer doldrums getting you down?  Feeling antsy?  Just been kicked out of your house for “accidently” setting the curtains on fire?  Are you just in the mood to build something cool?

The library’s Maker Camp is just the thing for you!


With help from Google and MAKE Magazine, we will be transforming the Educational Park Branch into a makerspace.  Every Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, the library will virtually host some of the most interesting professional creators behind the scenes of game design, movies, and music. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, they’ll have the opportunity to create their own maker projects. 



Each week will have a different theme, with speakers and projects that will build upon it.


Week 1—Makers in Motion (July 7-11, 2014)

Week 2 —Art and Design (July 14-18, 2014)

Week 3—Fun & Games (July 21-25, 2014)

Week 4—Science & Technology (July 28-August 1, 2014)

Week 5—DIY Music (August 4-8, 2014)

Week 6—Make: Believe (August 11-15, 2014)


The event is free for all but children under 13 will need a parent or guardian with them to use Google+ or participate in the project.  Check out last year’s events to get an idea of what we’ll be doing this year.  And check out for more information.


Spaces are limited so sign up now.  Contact the Educational Park Library at 1-408-808-3073 to get your name on the list.  


Program Schedule

Mondays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting (Watch a live broadcast featuring a different Maker)
Tuesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity
Wednesdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting
Thursdays - 11:00 - 12:00 Virtual Maker Meeting | *12:00 - 1:00 pm Hands-on activity 
*Participants are encouraged to view the video broadcast at 11 a.m. to get a preview of that day's activity
Recommended for ages 13-18
Participants under 13 must have a parent/guardian present

Future listings at San Jose libraries?

Hi, I see that the first day was on July 7th, and I've already called the Educational Library branch and inquired about enrollment. Unfortunately it's already all booked. (I've already created my google+ and followed) The lady who answered the phone mentioned this was the first year the library was holding this program, whom would I need to contact to inquire about if there will be another at this library branch for next year? Thanks for your reply. ~Kat


Can people participate virtually if they cannot make it into the library by using Google Hangouts?

Hi Edie, Absolutely.  We'll

Hi Edie,

Absolutely.  We'll have more information about how to join the hangouts next week.  Contact the library to learn more.

Maker Camp

Hi. How can I get information on how to join the hangouts from home? Are they posted somewhere on the library website? Who do I contact to learn how to do this from home...someone at the Educational Park Branch? Thanks, WD

Maker Camp Details

Hello William.


The specific details have not been posted by Makercamp yet.  To join from home please go to and sign up to camp from there.  You will need to create a Google+ profile and follow "Make"before hand.  From that page you should be able to observe the live Google Hangouts.  Information about Makercamp projects will be added to the webpage each day of Makercamp.  You can also see the Maker Camp FAQs for more information.  If you want more information, please call the Educational Park Branch and I'll be happy to provide more information.

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