MakerFest 2019

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Glendale Central Library

Glendale TechWeek culminates with MakerFest 2019, featuring free hands-on activities as well as high and low-tech demonstrations for the entire family, including:

  • 3D Printing
  • LEGO & LittleBits
  • Music Production
  • Virtual Reality
  • Robotics
  • Sewing
  • Cricut Design
  • Arts & Crafts
  • & much more

Startup Showcase: Kid Edition

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Auditorium

Startup Showcase: Kid Edition provides a powerful real-world educational experience for student founders, inventors, and philanthropists, age 14 and under, by giving these exceptional kids an exhibit showcase – and stage – to pitch their projects to Los Angeles tech and business leaders. Friends and family are invited to cheer them on! Startup Showcase: Kid Edition is empowered by Wana.

Applications to Startup Showcase: Kid Edition are due by August 30. For more information see the website: https://www.wanafam.com/kids-startup-showcase

Teens can earn 2 hours of community service by attending and completing activities at MakerFest 2019. Please contact Library staff at the MakerFest. For more information, booth inquiries, and sponsorship opportunities please email: ileininger@glendaleca.gov


Get in on the action during Glendale TechWeek, September 14 – 21, 2019. TechWeek events include seminars on Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Tech Hubs, the Open Arts & Music Festival,  ADA Website Accessibility, Technology and the Law, Branding, Social Entrepreneurship, Regional Micro-Mobility, and the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America Conference. See the Glendale TechWeek calendar for more information.

Glendale TechWeek 2019 was created in 2016 to celebrate tech and innovation through discussions, panels, workshops, codefests, site tours, happy hours, and networking events. TechWeek offers a fun, exciting and inspiring environment as the City looks to strengthen our innovative ecosystem in and around Glendale.

Glendale boasts a thriving tech ecosystem that is home to over 1,000 high tech firms that generate over $5 billion in sales each year and employ over 41,000 people. 


What can you expect at the MakerSpace at the Glendale Central Library?

  • 5- Sewing Machines: Brother Innov-is NQ700PRW Project Runway Limited Edition, 180 built-in stitches including 40 combinable stitches and 10 one-step auto-size buttonhole styles, larger workspace, 3 Alphabet, 1 Cyrillic and 1 Japanese sewing fonts, reinforcement stitch button to automatically sew a tie-off stitch and to easily sew a row of decorative stitches, and an advanced needle threading system.
  • 3-3D Printers: Ultimaker2 Extended+ & Ultimaker3 Extended+  342 x 493 x 688 mm with bowden tube and spool holder, geared feeder, ability to swap nozzle sizes, and optimized airflow.
  • 2-Computers: Apple iMac 27 inch display with MatterControl design software.
  • 1 -Smart Cutting Machine: Cricut Explore Air 2 with adjustable cutting, writing speeds, over 3,000 ready-to-make projects or cuts, and cuts over 100 different materials.
  • Jewelry Making & Tinkering Tools: Pliers, wirecutters, strippers, staplers, nail guns, lamps, bench blocks, clamps, hammers, and more.
  • Color Mixing & Painting Kits: Blick's Acrylic paints, acrylic paint brushes (angular, round tip, mottler and splatter brushes) paper, and small canvases and more.

Interested in creating at the MakerSpace?

We offer an array of instructor-led workshops, self-led making, and drop-in services. If you are interested in exploring the MakerSpace sign up to our email list for upcoming workshops or see the Library's online calendar for more information.

MakerSpace Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday:10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Eligibility for Use of the MakerSpace
The MakerSpace is available to Library patrons ages 13 and up. An adult must accompany users under age 13 at all times. Users 13-17 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the <AGREEMENT FORM> on their behalf. Users must have a library card in good standing to use the MakerSpace.

Contact staff via email. 


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Funding and giving opportunities for Glendale’s first innovative community space can be made through the Glendale Library Foundation. Donations for the MakerSpace wish list are highly encouraged at this time. Please visit www.GlendaleLibraryFoundation.org to find out how you can give to the Downtown Central Library’s MakerSpace. For more information call Library Administration at 818-548-2030.