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River Center Branch MakerSpace: Makerspace Hours of Operation

Hours of Innovation

The River Center Branch (RCB) Library MAKERSPACE has Open Time/Hours of Innovation each week!

Please see our monthly Makerspace calendar and Library Events calendar for details!

Take a 3D tour of the Makerspace HERE, or come in for a tour in person! Attend one of our equipment badging classes, participate in a Pop-in-Program, or just to try your hand at tinkering! To use the Makerspace independently and outside of Open Time Hours of Innovation, patrons must complete the full badging process and then reserve the station equipment or software online. Open Time/Hours of Innovation operate on a First-come-First-served basis.
Learn more about our Badging Process HERE.

Programming Options

Makerspace Programming Options

This is the way! 

Get Your Makerspacer Badge

Interested in getting badged? Check out our badging classes, manuals, and quizzes HERE! To fully badge, patrons must complete a lab practical exercise, completing all the steps learned without assistance to successfully create a product. To learn, you can do some self study or join us for a badging class at the RCB Makerspace!

Personalized Wooden Spoons

Happy Holiday Cups

Make your own Holiday Bags!!

Come make your own ornamnets on the Laser Cutter! This program is for Teens only!

RCB Makerspace Badging Program Events

Beginner Heat Press Badging Class

Never have the right shirt to wear? Something missing from your favorite tote, backpack, or purse? Want to personalize your pillows? Or maybe, you just want your designs to shine and to speak through your favorite t-shirts! Then come in to learn how to use the Heat Press in the River Center Branch Makerspace!


In this class, you will learn how to use the heat press and practice using heat transfer vinyl and various fabrics on different heat press settings to compare results for your own designs later! Materials provided. Check out additional Makerspace consumables pricing at 


This class DOES NOT cover how to use the Cricut Maker to design and cut your vinyl to press. Therefore, if you have not yet taken a Cricut Maker badging class, we recommend taking the one just prior to this class (see the events calendar)

Note: this class does not earn you the Heat Press Badge you must still pass the Heat Press practical.

Sewing Beginner Badging Class

Take this class to learn the basics of safe sewing machine operation on our Brother HC1850. Completion of the class and a lab practical earns you a badge that will allow you to schedule time to use the machine whenever it is available! Learn more about the badging practice here

This is a one-on-one class, so be sure to register to reserve your spot.

Note: this class does not earn you the Sewing Badge you must still pass the Sewing practical.

Laser Cutter Beginner Badging Class

Laser cutters are a great tool for a variety of projects! Come learn how to use the CO2 laser cutter at the RCB Makerspace and get a basic introduction to the CorelDRAW Design Software installed on our computers for patron use. 

For this Beginner Badging Class, a variety of materials will be provided to practice different types of engraving or cutting settings on a variety of materials to see what works best, how, and why!  

Please note, this class DOES NOT automatically result in a Beginner Badge. To complete the badging process, patrons must show independent proficiency operating the equipment and software during a badging practical. Reserve time after class to complete a practical using LibCal if you are interested in badging on the same day or come back after reviewing the badging materials our infoguide page.

Beginner Button Maker Class

Buttons are a great way to promote your group, cause, artwork, business, or school. Use buttons to show off your flare or just to bling out your bags or suspenders! This badging class will teach you how to: Operate the Button Punch Cutter and Operate the Button Maker.

Note: this class does not earn you the button maker badge you must still pass the button maker practical.

Beginner Cricut Badging Class

The beginner badging class covers the basics of creating in the Cricut Design Space software and operating the flagship Cricut Maker machine, available in our River Center Branch Makerspace! You will learn about the various materials and tools available to you when you come into the Makerspace, as well as how to purchase additional materials, or get personal materials approved in advance for use on our equipment. 

For the badging class, participants will be provided a 4" x 4" cut of sticker vinyl for use in their prototype design (selection from available color options). Scrap materials are also available to patrons for free. Additional vinyl (materials) can be purchased at cost @rcbmakerspace. See our Makerspace Consumables list here. Check out our infoguide page to learn more about the Makerspace equipment and badging options!

Note: this class does not earn you the Cricut Badge you must still pass the Cricut practical.

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