Field Trips

Field Trip – Pumping Station: One

pumping station 1

Interested in creating a makerspace at your library? Visit one of the originals with RLA-CE when we tour Pumping Station: One. Get tips from Adam Dzak, one of PS: One’s Directors, on getting started with technology, building a community, finding freebies, and more. After, join us for a post-tour discussion at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant.

If F.A.O. Schwartz is a playground for kids, then Pumping Station: One is the playground for kids at heart. PS: One is a a hackerspace where the community gets to decide what types of tools and resources to include. Drill presses, 3D printers, electron microscopes, welding gear, and IT equipment are all available. PS: One is a community first and a “space” second. It is a 180+-member collective of carpenters, metal workers, cyclists, tailors/seamstresses, web developers, micro-brewers, game developers, musicians, car enthusiasts, college professors, men, women, and above all else, people obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge.

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 7PM (our first evening event!)
Where: Pumping Station: One, 3519 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
Cost: FREE! Sponsored by Gale and H.W. Wilson
Questions: Contact Us
Register: THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. You can add your name to the WAITING LIST and we will contact you if we can fit any others into the program. Add your name to the waiting list here.
Field Trips

Save the Date – Field Trip

Thank you so much to everyone who filled out our field trip survey! And now, the results!

Our next field trip will be a behind the scenes tour of the Newberry Library.

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So here is your save the date information!

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 10am

Where: The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Place, Chicago, IL

How: Registration for this field trip will open on Wednesday, August 15. Space is limited – so register early!

Again, thank you to everyone who filled out our survey. Have a wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

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