Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire

Join us for the 8th Annual Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, & resourcefulness! This year’s weeklong hybrid event, lasting October 18 – 23, will celebrate makers, library makerspaces, & folks with a passion to learn new skills through interactive workshops, grab & geaux crafts, an outdoor maker market, a showcase of robotics excellence, and a celebration of terrible robots fighting sumo style!

Everything starts this very night with an electronics take-apart workshop at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6:15pm. Check out the schedule of events, and register for each event by clicking its name, visiting the library events calendar, or calling (225) 231-3750 for further assistance.

Monday, October 18 

  • Electronics Take-Apart Workshop – 6:15 p.m. – Bluebonnet Regional Branch Take apart old electronics, explore their parts, & build new simple gadgets and machines with the harvested parts. (Ages 10+)

Tuesday, October 19 

  • Laser Workshop – 6 p.m. – River Center Branch Learn the basics of how to use the laser cutter/engraver, then customize & create your own laser cut & engraved keychain. Complete this training class to reserve the laser cutter/engraver for your next project. (Ages 10+)

Wednesday, October 20 

Thursday, October 21 

  • Cricut Workshop: Personalized Tote Bags – 6 p.m. – Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch Learn how to use the Cricut Explore Air 2 & Cricut EasyPress 2 by making your own tote bags. Materials & hands on instruction will be provided; upon completion, patrons will earn a badge to reserve and use the Cricut products at any branch’s makerspace. (Ages 10+)

Saturday, October 23 

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