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Main Library to host Akron Makes Saturday, September 17

Akron Makes, a free, interactive, family-friendly celebration of creativity and ingenuity, will take place Saturday, September 17, from 11 am to 4 pm at Main Library in downtown Akron. The event is where tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, engineers, artists, and students can show off their talents and interests with hands-on experiences throughout the library.

Participants include:

Ham Radio Fun,  Stan Hywet Needlework Guild, KSS Robotics, Akron Children’s Museum, University of Akron’s Medical Device Design Team, Sensory  Bus, Inclusioneers, Stomp Rockets, and Rustbelt Robotics.

Akron Makes, which coincides with the ReelAbilities Film Festival Cleveland, begins at  11 am with ReelAbilities films “A Critter Fable”  and “A Morning with Aroha” in the Children’s Library.

The event includes the following STEM activities from 11:30 am to 4 pm:

  • Makey Makey
  • Lego Challenges
  • Coding Bracelets
  • CD Mazes
  • Mega Blocks
  • SCOPE Academy will conduct school demonstrations from noon to 4 pm.

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For media interviews, contact:
Brett Neff, Downtown Services Manager
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Carla Davis
Marketing Communications Director
Office: 330.643.9090
Media calls, only: 330.351.9466
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