Welcome to the Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Central Resource Library!
Don't have a 3D printer, recording studio or laser cutter at home? No problem, we have the resources for you at our Black & Veatch MakerSpace. Here you can use the studio, reserve equipment and let your imagination soar!

The MakerSpace is made possible with generous donations by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Black & Veatch.


Learn about and reserve MakerSpace equipment! We've got the info to help you make.
Video provided courtesy of Virtutecture and the architects The Clark Enersen Partners.

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Meet Your New Maker-in-Residence

Our Maker-in-Residence, jewler and goldsmith Sarah Xeno, is spending time in the MakerSpace at Central Resource Library!

Catch her here Mondays and most Saturday mornings!

Sarah says she will: "transform the Black & Veatch MakerSpace into an “imaginarium” for visual creation. My drawings will be made into huge vinyls applied to the windows, lacy patterning that could be based on the growth of algae or possibly a graphic depiction of mitosis… All my patterns are drawn by hand, synthesizing natural elements and orders. My pierced etched metal works begin as graphic patterning… Illuminating the mysteries behind complex operations and techniques could inspire patrons to further investigate and explore."

"During my residency," Ms. Xeno continues, "I will focus on a teaching program using metal: sawing, piercing, stamping, engraving and fold forming, with cold connections like rivets and tabs. In addition to this traditional handcrafting, I would like to focus on 3D modeling for design purposes, and for lost wax casting. This would permit me and MakerSpace patrons to creatively expand into wearable art made with vinyl and plastics."

The Black & Veatch MakerSpace at Johnson County Library is where Library patrons can meet up with the brightest minds of the maker movement. The Maker-in-Residence program, which offers a four-month residency to a local Maker of note, is made possible through a grant by Black & Veatch.