Maker Space

Maker Space Reopening

Good news! As of February 23, 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.
The Maker Space will be closed on Friday July 22, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Current Maker Space Schedule

  Monday, Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday, 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 - Directing & Acting

Jul 5th | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Learn the basics of directing a film for the first half then learn some acting techniques from an experienced actor!

In-Library Loanable Laptop Service

Pickering Public Library is excited to introduce our new on-site Laptop Service and all it takes is a Pickering Public Library card and a piece of Photo ID. This first come first serve service offers a laptop that can be signed out and used within the Central and George Ashe Library.  Whether you need tools for homework, business, or leisure this laptop service has you covered.  Each laptop comes pre-installed with Office Suite which includes Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. You will also be able to take Zoom or TEAM calls with the built in camera and mic for virtual meetups. Remote printing will also be available using Paper Cut (Click here to create Paper Cut account). All computers are ready to go with just a click of the button and comes with a USB mouse for easier user experience. All laptop profile and associated files are erased after each client use to protect your privacy and ready to use for the next client. Please note laptops must remain in the library and cannot be taken off site.

laptop

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.

    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 annual event that celebrates the creativity and innovation of our community and clients through workshops, demonstrations, and speaker presentations. 

  • 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! 

  • Register for MakerFest events by clicking here.

    Watch the online presentations live on our YouTube channel or check back on the day of for a link to the live stream.

  • Yes they will! You can find recordings of our previous MakerFests on our YouTube channel

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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