Central Library Grand Re-Opening -- Spring 2017
The Central Library renovation is coming into its home stretch, completing major construction elements in time for our Spring 2017 Grand Re-opening. We are “closing the curtain” at the end of the day on September 1, 2016, so that our construction crews can move into high speed until we are ready for our big reveal. We are exploring options for alternative spaces in the downtown area, however the Central Library building will be closed to the public. Read More>
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SEND US YOUR MakerSpace IDEAS
One of the most exciting features of the renovated Central Library is the addition of a MakerSpace. The MakerSpace will be designed for expert makers and hobbyist crafters of all ages. We will be offering an array of instructor-led workshops, self-led making, and drop-in services.
Staff have been visiting makerspaces throughout Los Angeles to explore successes upon which we can build our program. Some of the amenities that we are considering are computers, 3D printers, software for design and animation, industrial sewing machines, laser cutting apparatus, leather and textile crafting supplies, specialty crafter tools, jewelry making supplies and equipment, paper painting supplies and equipment, a video production booth with cameras and accessories, and audio mixing and production equipment.
Our only limitation is space so we want to ensure that the design conforms with what is most needed in our community. Help us build our MakerSpace! Share your ideas with Sharon Mann Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Watch a GTV6 video about the Central Library renovation to learn more about maker spaces.
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Want to try an eBook? Borrow an iPad mini from the Library! Bring your library card and photo ID in person to any Library, Arts & Culture location. Borrow an iPad mini and use it for three weeks as an eReader, with the Library’s mobile app and other library mobile services. Read More>
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