Maker Faire Cleveland


Saturday, November 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Science Center

Tap into your creative side, explore your curiosity, and get inspired at the 9th annual Maker Faire Cleveland. The Cleveland Public Library is hosting the FREE family-friendly event on Saturday, November 20 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Great Lakes Science Center. This year’s event is taking over the Science Center with a full day of games, experiments, projects, and FUN!

Virtual Author Visit: Nnedi Okorafor

Cleveland Public Library presents author Nnedi Okorafor as part of Maker Faire Cleveland 2021.

She is the author of Who Fears Death (in development as an HBO series), the Binti novella trilogy (also optioned and in development), The Book of Pheonix, and the Akata series, along with writing for Marvel’s Black Panther, Wakanda Forever, and Shuri series. Her newest book, Noor is due for release in November 2021.


Monday, November 15 – Saturday, November 20

All Branches | All day | Take-and-Make Kits* & Cricut® Crafts

Monday, November 15 – Friday, November 19

Rockport Branch | 4:30pm | Visit the Best Buy Teen Tech Center for a new activity each day: Origami • Button Making • Cricut® Crafts • Robots • Glowforge

Monday, November 15

Addison Branch | All day | Take-and-Make Kumihimo Keychain*
South Branch | 3pm | Battle of the Bristle Bots

Tuesday, November 16

Eastman Branch | All day | Take-and-Make Bath Bomb*
Mt. Pleasant Branch | All day | Robots Obstacle Course with mBlocks
Rice Branch | 2pm| Maker Mania: Building Blocks
South Branch | All day | Make Your Own Button
Walz Branch | All day | Zine Making 101

Wednesday, November 17

Digital Public Library, 3rd floor | 2 – 4pm | Papermaking
Literature Department, 2nd floor | All day | Ohio Center for the Book: Write On!
Science & Technology, LSW 3rd floor | All day | Knit, Crochet, & Paper Crafts
Science & Technology, LSW 3rd floor | 11am, 1pm, 3pm | Patent, Trademark & Copyright TechCentral, LSW Lower Level | 12 – 4pm | Mindstorm Robots Youth Services, 4th floor | 3pm | Make Your Own Button
South Branch | 3pm | Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Thursday, November 18

Eastman Branch | 4pm | Light Up Holiday Cards
Harvard-Lee Branch | All day | Take-and-Make a Board Game*
South Branch | 3pm | Laser Cut a Wooden Bookmark
Walz Branch | 4pm | Flip Books

Friday, November 19

South Branch | 3pm | Craft Café
South Brooklyn Branch | 3pm | Origami
Walz Branch | All day | Make a Vinyl Record Clock

Saturday, November 20

Fulton Branch | All day | Robot Races
South Branch | 1pm | Book Making

*Take-and-Make kits are available while supplies last.