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Maker Festival promotes art, innovation

The much-anticipated Maker Festival returns to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library (WSPL) on Sept. 23.

The festival serves as a community platform for learning, innovation, and artistic expression. Beyond just offering books, the library has evolved into a vibrant hub for makers, creators, and innovators.

The Maker Festival promises a day of fun featuring a diverse array of activities for all ages.

Technology enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Virtual Coding sessions or the Robotics drop-in.

Younger attendees can get their first taste of robotics with Ozobots, tiny robots designed to teach
the basics of coding.

Art lovers will find joy in the Paper Making and String Therapy Needle Arts sections, providing hands-on activities that serve as a platform for festival-goers to explore artisan crafts.

Families can engage in a variety of activities, from Lego drop-ins and origami sessions to paper airplane making.

The festival also features Makerspace dedicated to cosplay and Halloween costumes, perfect for those looking to get an early start on their holiday preparations.

For those who love a good challenge, the festival offers several timed events, including a robotics challenge and a science activity featuring water bottle rockets. These activities are designed to be both educational and fun, adding a competitive edge to the day’s events.

“We aim to create a space in our community for people to learn and develop their skills, regardless of age,” says Margaret Wallace, CEO of WSPL. “The library is more than just a place for books; it’s a community hub for learning, creativity, and growth.”

Mark your calendars for Sept. 23, and make your way to the Stouffville Library for a day of creativity, learning, and community building. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Visit wsplibrary.ca for more details.

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