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Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad

(Library Journal)

When teens learn to 3D print prosthetic hands for children in other cultures, they learn compassion along with science and engineering.

Join librarian Ellen Druda for a live webcast presentation as she shares information about a program she launched at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (NY) that allows teens to create and assemble 3D printed prosthetics in bright and beautiful colors. The usable prosthetics get donated to children overseas through a partnership with a global charity. Ellen will explain the genesis of the program and how it integrates lessons in STEAM learning, with geography, and emotional intelligence for children in other cultures with other abilities.

She'll also share her experience as a small group facilitator in Library Journal's Maker Workshop online course. Course advisor Carmen Scheidel will preview the upcoming course, and they'll both answer questions via live chat.

For more information and to register, visit:

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Online webinar
Regions: Alaska State Library ~Statewide
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