Give gifts this holiday season that are both meaningful and easy on your wallet by creating custom, personalized and unique objects in Mesa Public Library's makerspace, THINKspot!
THINKspot is designed for hands-on exploration and experimentation. It offers training and access to high-tech equipment at no cost to library cardholders.
THINKspot is located at three Mesa Public Library locations:
Main Library, 64 E. First St.
Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road
Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road
Specific equipment may vary by location, but each THINKspot offers a 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machines, embroidery machine, vinyl cutter, studio space and an iMac with professional video and audio editing software. To use THINKspot equipment, users complete training, sign a liability waiver, and agree to follow the guidelines.
In addition to online trainings, Mesa Public Library has upcoming in-person THINKspot classes designed to help people learn to use the equipment:
Laser-cut wooden holiday ornaments at the Dobson Ranch Library, Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. for adults (ages 18+), and Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. for teens (ages 12-18).
Three-dimensional paper snowflakes on the vinyl cutter at the Dobson Ranch Library Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. for adults (ages 18+).
Laser-cut acrylic snowflakes at the Main Library, Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. for teens (ages 12-18) and 6 p.m. for adults (ages 18+).
Classes require registration at mesalibrary.org/events. To reserve and use THINKspot equipment on your own, a library card is required. Mesa Public Library cards are free for anyone who lives in Maricopa County for at least 30 consecutive days a year, works, owns property or attends school within the County.
For interviews or to book a demonstration, please contact Sara Lipich at email@example.com. Information about Mesa Public Library's resources and programs is available at www.mesalibrary.org.