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MakeHERspace 2023

Logo that says "MakeHERspace" with the words "HER"

Join us in March for our MakeHERspace event! Throughout the month, we will have a variety of programs including a Meet the MakeHER video series, International Women’s Day inspired crafts, presenters from local trade schools, and more! This is a gender-inclusive series of programs that anyone and everyone is welcome to participate. Find more information on page 3 of the Mar/Apr Newsletter!

Meet the MakeHER

The Creative Studio invites you to our Meet the MakeHER series, a series of interviews showcasing women in maker or STEAM careers. A new video will release every Friday on the Addison Public Library YouTube Channel. Visit to watch them all!

Emily from Argonne

Please join us in meeting Emily, a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysts from Argonne National Laboratory, for today's Meet the MakeHER! Meet the MakeHER is a video series to highlight people in STEAM-related careers as a way to celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day. GIS is the modern-day equivalent to cartography by analyzing data from maps. Learn more about Emily's career as a GIS analyst and how she combines map data with environmental science. Visit Argonne for more information!

Chaya from Mechanic Shop Femme

Today's MakeHER is Chaya, the owner of Mechanic Shop Femme. Chaya is an automotive educator, freelance writer, and empowerment speaker. At Mechanic Shop Femme, Chaya empowers regular-day folks by providing automotive education. Listen to this video to learn more about Mechanic Shop Femme. Please join us virtually for The When's and Why's of Car Maintenance with Mechanic Shop Femme on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00p.m. Register at

Angela from AngleAh

Angela is a small-business owner who sells custom and handmade jewelry. She uses traditional tools to make jewelry but also incorporates 3D printing to make molds and casts of designs. Watch her video to learn more about her process!

Theresa, a freelance videographer 

For today's Meet the MakeHER, meet Theresa, a freelance videographer! As a freelance videographer, Theresa operates cameras including light and sound set up and then edits videos post-production. Learn more about her work and the tools she uses!

Want to use Adobe Creative Cloud and other editing software for free? Learn more about Addison Public Library's Sound Studio: For Addison Public Library cardholders, you can check out video equipment from our Library of Things:

Events for Adults & Teens

Symbol Training: How to get CNC Trained

Curious about a career as a CNC operator? Come meet Symbol Training, a CNC trade school here in Addison! During this session, Symbol Training will talk about their training program, explain what CNC machines and operators do, and financial aid resources available to those seeking careers in CNC. Can't make it in person? Watch the Our Friends in Addison: Symbol Training video at home anytime on YouTube!

Tues., Mar. 7 7:00 Adult Program Room: Register here

Project Hire-Ed: Join in an ApprenticeshipProgram

Come learn about College of DuPage's appenticeship program! This presentation will talk about how you can Start Your Career Now by earning a full time salary, benefit and have the training paid for. Available in-person and on Zoom.

Tues., Mar. 14 7:00 Large Meeting Room: Register Here

The Why’s and When’s of Car Maintenance

This class covers the foundational maintenance items, what they do in their specific systems, why they should be changed in addition to things like the owner's manual, and what preventive maintenance even means. This class is presented by Mechanic Shop Femme on Zoom.

Wed., Mar. 15 7:00 Zoom: Register Here

3D Printing Basics

Learn the basics of 3D printing! This class will teach patrons how to find free 3D designs, suggestions for free 3D designing programs, and how to submit 3D requests for the Creative Studio's 3D printer.

Fri., Mar. 24 10:00 Adult Program Room:Register Here 

Take Home Kits

Kits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit of one per person.

Stitch-a-long starting March 8

Join us for a 3-week International Women's Day themed stitch-a-Long. A stitch-a-long is a cross stitch pattern of which parts of the pattern are released one at a time. A limited number of kits with supplies for the cross-stitch pattern will be available on March 8 at 9:00 in the Creative Studio on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Register to receive the pattern by email. Registration does not guarantee supplies.

  • Mar. 8 9:00 Week 1 pattern releases
  • Mar. 15 9:00 Week 2 pattern releases
  • Mar. 22 9:00 Week 3 pattern releases

"Empowered Women Empower Women" Sign on March 13

Pick up a take home kit from the Creative Studio! The kit includes a blank wood panel, paint, brushes, and pre-cut stencil vinyl made using our electronic cutters. The stencil will say "Empowered Women Empower Women" in celebration of Women's History Month. 

Events for Children & Families

STEAM Story Time

Join us for this special story time focusing on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) especially for preschoolers! Geared toward ages 3-5.

Tues., Mar. 21 10:00-10:30: Register Here

Up & Away!: Women in Space Story Time

Join us for a thrilling story time celebrating women in space! We’ll learn about pioneering astronaut Mae Jemison and do a fun space craft activity.

Weds., Mar. 29 10:00-10:30 Children's Program Room: Register Here