DeKalb Public Library to host weekly creative lab, 3D medium emphasis

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The creative lab will feature laser cutters, Cricut paper cutters and more.

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library twice a week hosts their 309 Creative Open Lab. This lab is free to all, no registration, library card or experience is needed.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, participants can explore how to use 3D printers, laser cutters and Cricut paper cutters.

Staff on hand will assist in all projects, set up and teach the hardware used. 

Participants may bring their own supplies, but materials such as faux leather, acrylic, wood, paper and 3D filaments from faux stone to glow in the dark will be provided by the library.

Those taking part are encouraged to traverse the lab, finding what captures their interests. Past projects and materials from previous labs will be on display.

More guided classes about the lab tools are offered through the week. Visit the DeKalb Public Library’s calendar for more information on when these events take place.

For questions about the event, contact the DeKalb Public Library Tech Desk by email at techdesk@dkpl.org or calling 815-756-9568 ext. 2851.