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San Antonio Public Library to Host Creative Makers during Online Maker Faire

Free family-friendly online “festival” that encourages innovation, imagination, and ideas!

SAN ANTONIO (September 24, 2020) – Maker Fair SA is a celebration and demonstration of the vibrant creative Maker community in San Antonio. To align with social distancing guidelines, the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) will be hosting Maker Faire SA virtually on Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via a Facebook event. Participating makers have created interactive videos that will be released throughout the event. SAPL staff will live stream a demonstration of how to turn a coloring sheet into a coaster. Makers include Lego builders, coders, robotic engineers, ghost-story writers, video game designers, and more. SAPL invites families to learn, invent, play and be inspired by arts, crafts, engineering, science & technology during this free online event open to all ages!

 

Schedule for Day of Event:

Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Hosted on SAPL’s Facebook page @mysapl)

  • 11 a.m.
    • Bots of Glory presents Toothbrush Bot
    • Youth Code Jam presents How to Make a Sprite in Scratch
  • 11:30 a.m.
    • TexLug presents Lego Time
    • Hebi Studios presents Rage Ball & Slime
  • 12 p.m.
    • Dark Side Writers present The Joys of Writing
    • SAPL Staff LIVE stream – Transform Your Coloring Sheet Into a Coaster
  • 12:30 p.m.
    • Engineer By Day presents Engineer By Day, Paper Mache Artist By Night
    • Al Chavez: Wolfe Woodworks presents Handmade Dovetail Box
  • 1 p.m. – Close of Event

 

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The San Antonio Public Library: changing lives through the power of information, imagination, and ideas.

For more than 110 years, the award-winning San Antonio Public Library (SAPL), has been a vital center for free learning, knowledge, communication, culture and enjoyment within the City of San Antonio and for all Bexar County residents. The Library system is comprised of a world-class Central Library, 29 branch libraries and a library outlet at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Collections include an extensive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music as well as physical items such as printed books and DVDs. All locations are hubs for Wi-Fi broadband access and provide access to computers and other digital technology. In addition, Central Library and branches offer programs to serve the needs and interests of the community, including programs for all ages that support early childhood literacy, education, culture and economic development. For more information, visit mysapl.org. Be sure to like us on Facebook at The-San-Antonio-Public-Library and follow us on Twitter @mysapl.

San Antonio: America’s 21st Century City

 

San Antonio is a global city with a dynamic economy and workforce, a deep cultural heritage and diverse communities that are resilient and welcoming. It is one of the strongest fiscally managed cities in the country, nurturing entrepreneurship, encouraging investment and funding infrastructure. America’s seventh-largest city offers a vibrant business climate and growth opportunities in bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy, transportation, manufacturing and healthcare. In 2015, UNESCO designated San Antonio’s 18th century Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site – the first in Texas. Proudly called Military City, USA®, San Antonio is home to one of the largest populations of active duty military, veterans and crucial military commands. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov.

 

 

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