The Make-HER program at the Sunnyvale Public Library is all about women. It is designed to give girls ages 8 – 12 and their moms the opportunity to work side by side, applying their creativity both to the use of existing tools and the invention of new ones. Led by a superstar team of LadyMakers, girls and their mothers (or other adult female mentors) carry out project-based, hands-on STEM learning in a series of two-hour workshops.
Those who do not attend the workshops are welcome to follow our Sunnyvale Make-HERs through our blog posts. Lesson plans and supply lists are posted for many of the workshops, so you can try the project at home. While some Make-HER projects require special materials (most of which are relatively inexpensive to purchase), other projects use common household items and art supplies.
For more Maker inspiration, read all about our LadyMakers. Each of these women puts her own spin on technology, using it in creative ways to design, challenge, and teach. And they all started just like you – experimenting for the fun of it!
If you want to explore further, use the Library’s Discover & Go program for free and discounted passes to local museums. From the Marine Mammal Center to the Charles M. Schulz Museum (he created Snoopy!), the San Jose Tech to the Pacific Pinball Museum – there’s a world of discovery right here in the Bay Area.