November 21, 2017

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Urban Arts Partnership Brings Music Production to Maker Spaces

Inspiring and teaching students through hip-hop—or any music genre they’re into—can be easier than you think.

How Making Makes Us Happy and More Creative

During week four of our Maker Workshop, we learned how “using our hands feels good and is good for us,” from Alton and Carrie Barron, MDs and co-authors of “The Creativity Cure: How to Build Happiness with Your Own Two Hands.”

Ideas from the Labs at DC Public Library

They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.

Design Thinking Maximizes Maker Spaces

Marnie Webb’s keynote to SLJ’s Maker Workshop, a four-week online course, introduced an often-overlooked approach to launching and improving maker spaces.

Video: Schools, Libraries Uniquely Positioned to Direct Maker Movement, Says Congressman

U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA41) addressed the growing importance of maker activities—from STEM education to small-batch manufacturing—in a September 16 keynote.

Congressman Mark Takano to Keynote Maker Workshop

Can the Maker Movement reinvigorate American manufacturing? Congressman Mark Takano thinks so. Takano (D-CA41) will deliver the September 16 keynote “How the Maker Movement Can Drive the Economy” to begin the Fall Maker Workshop from School Library Journal and Library Journal.