Pierce County Library’s 3rd annual Lakewood MakerFest slated for May 2

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Register to enter a project: call for makers extended through April 17

A working robot replica of Dalek Clara from "Dr. Who," made by a local maker, will visit and mingle with attendees at MakerFest May 2.

Pierce County Library’s third annual Lakewood MakerFest features:• Live 3D printing• Interactive displays with Legos, Makey Makeys & Squishy Circuits• Electronics take-apart table • Free admission to the Pierce College Science Dome

Gather, connect and explore hand-crafted ingenuity at Pierce County Library System’s Lakewood MakerFest, a free all-ages event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 2. MakerFest takes place in the Rainier Building at Pierce College’s Fort Steilacoom campus, 9401 Farwest Drive S.W., Lakewood.

Pierce County Library’s third annual Lakewood MakerFest features:

  • Live 3D printing
  • Interactive displays with Legos, Makey Makeys & Squishy Circuits
  • Electronics take-apart table
  • Free admission to the Pierce College Science Dome

Meet the makers and see innovative work in such categories as radios, robotics, metal arts, music, hardware hacks, sewing and weaving, Legos, Arduino/Raspberry Pi, and customized bikes, scooters and carts. Also happening that day, the Lakewood International Fest (Cascade Building).

Want to exhibit? The call for makers registration has been extended through April 17.

Libraries are at the forefront of the maker movement. A maker engages in the process of making or producing something. Makers run the gamut from woodworkers, tinkerers, coders and crafters to robot builders. The maker movement includes youth, amateurs, enthusiasts, hobbyists, innovators and entrepreneurs. As trusted community centers for lifelong learning, libraries are essential in helping people pursue their passions and explore new career paths.

Lakewood MakerFest is sponsored by Pierce County Library and a coalition of community partners: Pierce College, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse, Lakewood’s Promise and Brown Paper Tickets.

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