Berkeley Public Library Offers New Makerspace @Claremont Library

August 24, 2015

Contact: Shani Leonards
Supervising Librarian, Claremont Branch
Berkeley Public Library

Berkeley Public Library Offers New Makerspace @Claremont Library

Berkeley, August 18, 2015—We are only limited by the power of our imagination. A Makerspace allows us to think without form or constraints. As libraries are becoming known for more than books, videos, music and downloads, we are also community-building spaces and take building literally, as in DIY (Do it yourself). Bring your friends and family, or come by yourself and meet others at Makerspace @Claremont, a time for people of all ages and abilities to get creative. Claremont’s Makerspace is the first Saturday of the month, beginning September 5, 2015, at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Library. Drop-in between 10:00am and 12:00pm and create something that you can keep or share with others!

In September, we celebrate National Library Card Month by creating collages from old library cards and do other library themed crafts. We provide all materials needed! Come for a different activity each month. Other dates include October 3, November 7, December 5, 2015 and January 9, 2016 ( second Saturday) For more information about this free activity, please call 510-981-6280.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library

The Claremont Branch is located at 2940 Benvenue @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705, and is open: Monday, 10:00am-6:00pm; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm; Thursday 12 noon-8:00pm; and Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm. For more information about this program, call 510-981-6280.

Wheelchair accessible. For questions, to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations for this event, please call (510) 981-6195 (voice) or (510) 548-1240 (TTY); at least five working days will help ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs. Visit the library’s website:

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