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Exploration Point! is a makerspace and digital media resource offering everyone from preschoolers to adults the opportunity to connect with others and bring their ideas to life using technology. Explore hands-on experiences with coding robots, 3D design, digital media creation, green screen photography, and STEM activities in a self-guided learning environment. Schedule an appointment with a librarian to learn more about laser engraving and cutting and 3D printing. Attend a program for more in-depth learning. What will you create?

Located in the Eldersburg Branch, Exploration Point! is open for scheduled programs and open access times. Drop in for self-guided use of any of the makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during Independent Exploration. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests and projects.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Independent Exploration
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Pokémon Club
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
More information
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play. 

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Independent Exploration
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Instead of throwing away your old stuffed animals, why not mount them on your wall? Create your own trendy wall decoration for your room. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own plushy to taxidermy.

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Independent Exploration
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Independent Exploration
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Sharpie Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Use colorful Sharpie markers to tie-dye a t-shirt! All materials will be provided.

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
More information
Drop in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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Midweek Minecraft: Creative
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Midweek Minecraft: Survival
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. 

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Chess Club
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
More information
Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for Chess Club. You can learn the rules of the game, study classic games from history, stretch your brain with chess puzzles, or just sit down and play with friends. 


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