The Lafayette Library and Learning Center is celebrating makers, creators, and the curious in the community at MakerFest on Saturday, July 30. The third annual MakerFest will include demonstrations for all ages in 3D printing, air-powered rocketry, programmable microcontrollers, Lego robotics and cosplay. This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“MakerFest is our biggest event of the year,” said Senior Community Library Manager Vickie Sciacca. “Last year we hosted hundreds of people and we expect to get another amazing turnout this year.”

Community members attending MakerFest can also enjoy hands-on projects like a DIY beauty bar, scribble bots, DIY instruments, a photo booth, computer programming for beginners and DIY ice cream.

Special Guests:

  • Cubit, plug and play programmable electronics
  • Lowell Richards, drone photography
  • Dave Briccetti, computer programming
  • Contra Costa County Library 3D Printer Task Team
  • Republic Services Recycling
  • Ukrainian egg decorating demos by local crafter Evie Michon
  • East Bay resident Teren Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

MakerFest is part of the Year of STEAM celebration at the Contra Costa County Library. The year-long series of events focuses on programs and education that revolve around science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Library guests have the opportunity to engage in a variety of STEAM programs and activities that inspire creativity and innovation through education and entertainment.

Register for MakerFest online at: http://tinyurl.com/makerfestLAF2016

For more information about this event, contact Library Assistant Orlando Guzman at oguzman@ccclib.org or (925) 385-2280.

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