Intro to Coding with Arduino

An introduction to the most loved simple computer around, the Arduino is an open-source electronic prototyping platform enabling users to create interactive electronic objects. Learn the basics of how to write code, assign pins and make lights blink at different variables. FREE! register at More info at @ Healey School, 5 Meacham St. […]

Flat is Boring: Intro to 3D Printing at Fabville

Want to 3D print something at Fabville, but have never used a 3D printer before? This is the place to start! Learn the basics of how 3D printers work, how to find printable 3D models on the internet that you can download, modify, and print, and learn how to get started in 3D modeling with […]

Introduction to Coding with Micro:bit

Learn the basics of this tiny computer you can program to make lights blink and use other input sensors. If you’ve never used code before but would like to understand it, this will be a great class! Similar to Scratch, Micro:bit uses drag-and-drop block coding you can piece together to make commands. FREE! register at […]

Freakin’ Laser Beams! Intro to laser cutting and engraving

Learn how to operate the laser cutter at Fabville. This workshop will cover making your own designs with and exporting/preparing your work for the laser to cut or engrave materials like cardboard, plywood, and acrylic. * Unfortunately this location can’t accommodate using acrylic at this time, but we have 1/8″ wood available for use. […]

Decked Out Decals: Intro to Vinyl Cutting at Fabville

Master the vinyl cutter at Fabville to design, cut, prepare, and apply your own custom vinyl stickers. Learn how to make your own custom vector graphics using and Roland CutStudio, and explore how to prepare graphics from other design programs (like Inkscape or Adobe Illustrator) to use with the vinyl cutter. We have computers […]

Getting Cozy @ East

Join us at the Somerville Library East Branch for an evening of crafting and good company! We will be making lovely herbal sachets. All materials will be provided at no cost to attendees. All ages are welcome. For more information contact Marita at (617) 623-5000 x2971 or

Getting Cozy @ the Library

Join us for an afternoon of crafting, cocoa, and good company! Warm socks and knit hats are encouraged but not required! We’ll be making an adorable felt narwahl brooch for our first craft of the 2019 Getting Cozy season – all materials supplied at no cost to attendees. Feel free to bring your own craft […]

Friends and Family Class: Make a Ukelele

Develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and personalize your one-of-a-kind instrument and learn a few basic chords along the way. No prior music or woodworking experience required. Leave the class with a uke in your hands, a song in your heart, and a smile […]

One Person’s Scrap is Another Person’s Craft

When Marina Speevak walks into Somerville schools, some kids call her “the beautiful lady.” It’s not a bad moniker for Speevak, who runs a creative reuse center called the Beautiful Stuff Project that helps people reappropriate scrap materials from local manufacturers into craft projects. The walls of the building are lined with all sorts of […]