MIDDLEBORO — Have you ever crafted with metal or used a 3D printer before? Join us at the Library for a chance to make your own creations and to learn more about the techniques of metalsmithing and the technology behind 3D printing machines. 

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to create their own customized copper bookmark during the  Metalsmithing: Making Copper Bookmarks workshop on Thursday, July 13 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Facilitator Heather Beck will teach teens how to use shape and letter stamps to create textures and words on copper bookmarks. Participants can stamp their name or favorite quote into the bookmarks and use a sulphur dip to make their design really pop.

Ever wondered about 3D printers and Robotics? Teens 13-18 years of age can sign up for the 3D Printing Workshop for Teens on Tuesday, July 18 from 12:30 to 2:30 to learn about this new technology. Participants will have the chance to create something that will be printed using these machines. Father and son team Arthur and Peter Evans will teach us about this super cool tech!

Space is limited for these two free programs. Please register by calling the Library at 508-946-2470 or emailing the Teen Services Librarian Christine Dargelis at cdargeli@sailsinc.org.

The Library's Teen Summer Reading Challenge has just begun, so if you haven't signed up for the program, yet, stop by the Library or visit our website to join. Once registered, youth in grades 6-12 can log their reading time to earn prizes — like fidget spinners, free books, and discount coupons—and enter into a raffle to win one of six grand prizes. Teens can also have fun trying to complete various types of challenges for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card in the “Challenge Yourself!” Raffle.

For complete teen program details, go to the Library’s website at www.midlib.org/ya/main.htm. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Library at 508-946-2470 or email Teen Services Librarian Christine Dargelis at cdargeli@sailsinc.org.

“Build A Better World” is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.