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Library Hosts 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire ®

April 18, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is hosting the second annual Stark Mini Maker Faire® on Friday, May 5 at the Main Library in downtown Canton. The free public event will run from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and will be included in the Canton Arts District First Friday lineup.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. A maker is anyone who is a tech enthusiast, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, author, or artist.

Exhibitors will share unique maker-type activities with the public through demonstration or instruction. Canton Hacker and Maker Place, Green Energy Ohio, and StarkFresh will be among those present. Topics include 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality, gardening, renewable energy options, electric vehicles, fuel cells, computer programming and apps, laser engraving, slot cars, ceramics, wood carving, sewing and spinning, cake decorating, and more. There will also be hands-on activities for all ages. The event is not designed to be an arts or crafts faire, so items will not be for sale at the Library.

Marianna DiGiacomo, Director of Community Services, is leading the event. “We are excited to bring Stark Mini Maker Faire back for a second year. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate creativity and resourcefulness,” said DiGiacomo. “Exhibits range from crafts and cooking to STEM and building projects—there’s something for every interest to explore.”

More information is available at www.starklibrary.org/maker-faire or by calling 330-452-0665. The event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages. Registration is not required and attendees can come and go as they please in this open-house style event. Stark Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY

One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.

A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 110,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.4 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 170,000 attendees and provides 260,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit http://www.starklibrary.org.

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