Lanier Library to Host MakerSpace Madness

Puppets, Jewelry and Recycled Art: Schools Collaborate to Bring MakerSpace to North Austin

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Lanier Library along with Burnet Library, Wooldridge Library, McBee Library, Wooten Library, Lucy Reed Library, and Walnut Creek Library, Cook Library, and Padron Library will host MakerSpace Madness on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. This free event will show families how to make useful literacy tools from recycled and upcycled materials. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event to help inspire children to become lifelong readers.

MakerSpace Madness will feature fair-style booths with a guide providing instructions on making take-away reading resources. The booths will give students the opportunity to experiment with technology, create art with recycled materials and make take-away projects, such as puppets and jewelry. Attendees can also enjoy light snacks and a raffle.

Storytimes featuring maker stories will be presented in the last hour of the program. Makers can learn to make bookmarks, books, and book art, plus every child can take home a free book.

For more information, please visit the Austin ISD website.

Lanier High School
1201 Payton Gin Road
Austin, TX 78758

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