Maker Space

MakerFest FAQs

  • MakerFest celebrates all things Maker! It is an event that showcases the creativity and innovation of our community.
  • A Maker is anyone who wants to build, innovate, or create. From fibre arts to STEM-based projects, we would love to celebrate everything you can make! 

  • You can register for MakerFest events to get access to the Zoom presentation online at pickeringlibrary.ca. You can also view the event live on our YouTube channel.

    Click here to be taken directly to our MakerFest playlist.

  • Yes they will. You can find recordings of MakerFest 2021 as well as 2020 on our youtube channel here.

Maker Space Reopening

Good news! Some Maker Space equipment is once again available during limited hours for clients to use in the Central Library. Please see below for information on what is available, how to book the equipment, and more.

Current Maker Space Schedule

  Monday  Wednesday  Friday 
Appointment #1  1:15 to 2:15 p.m.  3:15 to 4:15 p.m.  1:15 to 2:15 p.m. 
Appointment #2  2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Appointment #3  3:45 to 4:45 p.m.  5:45 to 6:45 p.m.  3:45 to 4:45 p.m. 

Booking Maker Space Equipment & Health and Safety Precautions 

  • The items listed below must be booked in advance by clicking on the equipment's name. 
  • Not all Maker Space equipment is available for client use yet. Please check back for updates. 
  • Walk-in usage may be possible if there are no bookings. 
  • Equipment will be wiped down between use, and clients must follow all safety procedures while in the Library. Please see our COVID-19 Service Updates page for more information. 
  • Due to public health occupancy restrictions, please arrive on time for your appointment.

Maker Space Equipment

Featured

5MFF Screening Gala

Sep 25th | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Online Event
Our main red carpet event. Grab some popcorn and bubbly as we will screen film submissions and have Q&A sessions with our filmmakers.

Upcoming Technology & Maker Space Events

Loanable Technology

Demo

Technology FAQs

  • Black & White printing: 10 cents a page
    Colour printing: 50 cents a page

  • The Library provides Wireless Printing services at our Central and George Ashe locations. These services are designed to accommodate our clients' needs to print from their personal devices (laptops, phones, tablets, etc.).

    Mobility Print: To use Mobility Print at the Library, navigate to the Mobility Print setup (available on Library Wifi only) and follow the instructions for your device. You will be required to create your own PaperCut account in order to use Mobility Print to submit your print job. Click on this link to create a PaperCut account. Once submitted the document can be released from the Release Station by entering your username.

    Email to Print: allows users to print by emailing their documents to a special address. No client software or drivers are required. It supports PDF and picture file attachments.

    Central Clients can email documents to:
    Colour Documents and Black & White Documents

    George Ashe Clients can email documents to:
    Colour Documents and Black & White Documents

    Once received the document can be released from the 1st Floor release station by entering your Papercut account name.

    Google Cloud Print
    Add the Cloud printer to your Google account.
    PickeringPL Mobile (Central)
    PickeringPL Mobile (George Ashe)

    Once received, the document can be released from the 1st Floor release station by entering your Papercut account name.

    Note:
    You will need to verify your email address the first time you submit a print job. Colour or B&W needs to be chosen at time of printing.

  • All three Library locations have a photocopier. 

    Photocopier costs:

    Black & White copies: 10 cents a page
    Colour copies: 50 cents a page

  • All PPL locations offer free WiFi. Look for the network Library Wifi on your device. No special settings, usernames or passwords are required.

Maker Space FAQs

  • MakerFest celebrates all things Maker! It is an event that showcases the creativity and innovation of our community.

  • A Maker is anyone who wants to build, innovate, or create. From fibre arts to STEM-based projects, we would love to celebrate everything you can make! 

  • You can register for MakerFest events to get access to the Zoom presentation online at pickeringlibrary.ca. You can also view the event live on our YouTube channel.

    Click here to be taken directly to our MakerFest playlist.

  • Yes they will. You can find recordings of MakerFest 2021 as well as 2020 on our youtube channel here.

Jr Maker Kits

Code-a-pillar [Maker Kit]

For ages 3-6 Preschool. Every time the Code-a-pillar's body segments are re-arranged, it takes a different path.
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