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Category: Maker Lab

08.14.23

Meet the Maker: Kristin Field

Move over, tie-dye! Natural dyeing is the newest craft Chicagoans are learning at the Maker Lab this Summer. 

11.22.22

Meet the Maker: Esther Ajayi

Fall Maker-in-Residence Esther Ayaji makes crocheting cool agan, brining the beloved crafts to Chicagoans one Maker Lab class at a time.

11.10.22

Ask a Maker: Christopher Swenson

Self-described professional tinkerer, Christopher Swenson has been making his own keyboards from scratch. Read on to see how he used the tools at the Maker Lab to bring his project to life! 

06.21.22

Meet the Maker: Carolyn Kassnoff

Carolyn brings the art of neon-bending and illustrations to the Maker Lab, helping Library users make our city glow with custom lanterns!

11.10.21

Meet the Maker: Faith Humphrey Hill

No stranger to Harold Washington Library Center, Faith Humphrey Hill is this Fall’s Maker-in-Residence, teaching Library users how to knit, draw using digital tools—and asking us to remember those whose lives were lost to COVID-19 with her famous knit-prints.

05.20.21

The Story of the Tin Can: A Document in and through Time

We catch up with award-winning artist and 2019 Maker-in-Resident Kate Conlon after two years. Her final project for Chicago Public Library, The Story of the Tin Can is a living document of her evolution as an artist during COVID-19

06.12.19

Meet the Maker: Kate Conlon

They say inspiration can strike anywhere. Kate Conlon, our CPL Maker-in-Resident, find hers in a questions-questions that take her to the library.