NYS Makers: Local Solutions to National Problems

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend the very first New York State Maker Summit, held in Albany, NY. This one-day gathering brought together makers from all across the state (seriously, all across the state–check out the map … Read more >

In a world of “alternative facts” and Nazis, why does making still matter?

I have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately as a result of what’s been going on politically in the United States, as a maker, as a librarian, and as a person. A lot of the challenges we will be … Read more >

From the Archives: Silhouette Cutter In Our Makerspace

This week’s From the Archives post is a good example of a project the Silhouette Cameo (or other cutting machines) works well for. I recently had some students ask me about creating a custom hoodie for a friend, and we are Read more >

Steps Toward a Welcoming & Inclusive Library

This year’s presidential election in the United States has been a particularly divisive one, and unfortunately, there has been a spike in hate speech and hate crimes targeting marginalized groups in recent weeks. MakerBridge has always focused on diversity as one of our top prioritiesRead more >

Making Against Censorship: Banned Books Week Event

Happy Banned Books Week! For those who don’t know, Banned Books Week is an opportunity to celebrate the freedom to read and to stand up against censorship. As the American Library Association describes it,”While books have been and continue to … Read more >

From the Archives: A Makerspace on a Budget

This week, in From the Archives, we’d like to focus on this excellent guest post from Rachel Goldberg. Though it’s been quite a while since it was written, Michigan Makers is still going strong and is a great model for Read more >

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