Maker Monday is one of the stem projects at the Altus Public Library. The program encourages science technology and focuses on math and science. This after-school program is designed for children ages 7 and up, including teens and young adults through age 18. Kathy Hale of the library said that parents are also encouraged to attend the orientations, demonstrations and hands-on practice sessions.
Instructor Tim Heineken said themes used so far with Maker Mondays have included robotics, two types of LEGO projects, 3D printing and makey-makey keyboards. “The Maker Mondays starts kids at an early age to dabble, and get a head start in electronics and programming,” said Heineken.
Harmony Moncrief, parent of children taking advantage of the program, said, “My children are home-schooled, and have learned additional team building skills. They also get more motivation to learn through this program and they love to attend. They are always excited.”
Call 580-477-2890 for the Maker Monday schedule. Classes are from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will run through Dec. 19.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 1277