Veria Tech Lab is located at the Central Public Library of Veria, a model Greek public library and recipient of 2010 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “Access to Learning” Award. The library offers a wide variety of multimedia equipment for public use including 3D printers and robotic sets supporting a wide range of STEM related activities. Veria’s public library collaborates with many international and Greek organizations and hosts a wide range of educational and cultural programs. The library serves the city’s 50,000 residents and an additional 30,000 people in the wider region.
In 2015, the host institution created a maker space on library’s first floor and in early 2017 added an American touch to its existing design. American-theme wall graphics and posters decorated part of this space selected from Smithsonian Idea Book 2.0.
As a result, our new American space saw an impressive increase in terms of attendance. In 2017, the Veria TechLab organized 122 programs. Most popular were the workshops on computing/coding and 3D printing.
March 10, 2018: Workshop on American literature and the environment (photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/bsOsYoZKa7K4njit2) also at https://www.facebook.com/FulbrightGreece/?ref=br_rs
March 7, 2018: Comics workshop
February 21, 2018: Crowdfunding workshop
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