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​MACH1 Programs

​What are you working on?​

MACH1, on the fourth floor of Burton Barr Central Library​, offers a variety of programs for makers, artists, crafters and hackers.
MACH1 is open from 1-8 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Stop by with your own project or come to a program and learn something new!

​Meetups

Join us for Homeschool Meetup! Have funworking with other homeschoolers of all ages. Share lesson plans and activities.  Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Javascript Meetup

Join us for mentorship, code reviews, discussion of best practice, and whatever coding or software questions are on your mind. Teens and adults​. First Wednesdays 7-9 p.m.. Teens and Adults.

Blender 3D Workshop

Learn how to use Blender, a powerful 3D creation suite used for animation, engineering, game design, and printing. Registration suggested. You are welcome to bring your own laptop with Blender downloaded. Second and Third Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Ages 8+


Continuing Programs

 

What is Arduino? What do Squishy Circuits do? How does electricity flow? You can experiment with these and more in Hacker Haven. Use our 3D printer, code a shield-bot and give LEGO Mindstorms a try!  Hacker Haven a free-flow, try-it-out tech-fest each week. If you are working on some amazing tech, bring it in to share! All ages, including families with young children are welcome.

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Families can explore their inner artists by creating take home masterpieces. All ages.​
 

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You will learn to create your very own 3D character! You can personalize your little friend and then either put it in a video game or 3D print it! This is a program for future video game makers ages 8+.
 
 

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Fibercrafts!

Explore fibers or learn how to use a sewing machine, with a fun and exciting project each month. All ages​.


 ​Coderistas

This is an ongoing opportunity for girls to learn to code! Coding is an essential skill for anyone who wants to develop video games, apps, websites and more. One of the largest growing STEM job sectors in the last few years has been software engineering and you need code to do it! Sound scary? Don't worry, this code club is fun! We'll have weekly challenges, games and more as our professional software engineer volunteers give you one on one attention. Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Girls ages 8-18.

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Create a Comic Club

Do you need a place to channel your inner Stan Lee? Want a safe space to draw, ink, or just to talk comics? Come on down to MACH1 for Create a Comic Club! Beginner supplies provided! Ages 9 – 14.  3rd Tuesdays of the month, 4 – 6 p.m.

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Find out where science and art meet! Kids can create a craft and learn about science! We'll do some interactive learning and make things like telescopes, light refractors and more - all while talking about fun scientific concepts. For little scientists ages 4-12. 


 

​Adults and Older Makers

Each month we hear about an amazing new scientific topic from a local expert! We've talked about black holes, gardens, electric storms and more. Join us on the 3rd Thursday each month from 7-8pm. Ages 12+

Sew Family! ​

Would you like to learn the basics of sewing with your child? This self-paced program will build on your skills to to complete a garment.  Registration is required:One Adult and One Child is included with each single registration. 2nd Saturdays from 2-4pm. Ages 8+ with an adult.

Drawing on whiteboardColor to CalmCome join us for a new way to relax. We will provide coloring pages featuring intricate designs and colored pencils, but feel free to bring your own​. 4th Saturdays 2-4pm. Ages 18+

Under the Hood​

Curious about what goes on under the hood of your car?  Get a crash course in engines, tools and basic auto maintenance in the 4 part series.​ 2nd Sundays 2-4pm. ages 14+



​​MACH.5 - Little Makers

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​​Located in the Children's Place on the first floor, Little Makers or MACH.5 is making for the very young! Join us for free programming for kids 0-11.

Toy Laboratory​

A new and inventive activity time that reconstructs old toys and broken parts into new and inventive creations! 1st & 3rd Saturdays 2pm-4pm​. Ages 6-11.

LEGO Engineering Club​

Come join us for our Lego Brick Building Club! Children 5-11 years of age and their friends and family are welcome.