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Creation Zone

 MPL’s Creative Spaces


Digital Media Labs

Create and share videos, music, digital designs, and more—all for free with your Library card! Some things you can do at the DML:

  • Edit sound or video files to create your own music or films
  • Edit photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Create your own graphic designs with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Make your own 3D models (and try printing them with our 3D Printers)
  • Create or edit your own podcast
  • Convert cherished slides and VHS to digital files (also available at Cornell Library)
  • Explore Virtual Reality (Aaniin Library only) or borrow a 360 Camera
  • Get creative with our Green Screen

DML workstations are available at Aaniin, Angus Glen and Thornhill Community Centre Branches. Book your workstation online

Learn more about Digital Media on LearningExpress – free online courses or register for Library programs

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3D PRINTING

Use the 3D Printers for:

  • Academics: School projects, models, art & design
  • Business: prototype your product design
  • DIY: household solutions, crafts, games
  • Fun: print toys, tinkering and independent learning

Bring your ideas to life with the 3D printers at the Markham Public Library in our Aaniin, Angus Glen, Cornell and Thornhill Community Centre branches.  Visit the branch to get started or begin creating at home.

Getting Started with 3D Printing

  1. The best starting place is TinkerCad or Thingiverse.  You can create a free account and learn the basics of 3d modeling or choose one of their pre-made designs.
  2. Stay safe while 3D Printing!  The  MPL 3D Certification program is a requirement to use our printers.  You can take the certification program online and then complete the Quiz here in order to be certified. Did you know we offer free 3D printing workshops monthly in our branches too!
  3. Use the 3D scanner at Aaniin to create a design from a real object.

More resources:

Tips for 3D Design [PDF]

3D Printer Certification Handout [PDF]


Maker Spaces

Get hands on and create at our Maker Space. Creation supports independent learning – something libraries have always been about.  Come use our maker space to:
  • Learn about circuits, programming and coding
  • Build and program robots
  • Bring designs to life with the 3D printer and Laser cutter
  • Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics)
  • Prototype product designs for school or to launch your own business
  • Be creative with hands-on learning

To get started, visit the Aaniin Library and tell staff you want to be a Certified Maker.

Explore our STEAM programming or find our courses on our website.

Now open:

MakerKids Lab at Cornell Library – MPL’s first tinker lab for little makers aged 4-8.

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Creation Studio

Visit Aaniin Library for MPL’s first Creation Studio for Visual and Textile Arts. Learn to:

  • Sew to create your own textile art or clothing
  • Use the Cricut to create beautiful paper crafts
  • Embellish with the Digital Embroidery machine
  • Paint and explore other visual arts
  • Knit, crochet or macramé

Join us for programs and activities

Share your creations with the community @MarkhamLibrary on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

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