The Braddock Library is an amazing place. The building is beautiful, the staff is extremely friendly and the patrons are awesome. I was lucky enough to visit the library twice this summer and teach two workshops: one woodworking and one electronics. The woodworking workshop had about twenty kids participate and all of them created something original. One girl simply spent a half and hour sawing a huge board in half. She was determined and very proud of herself when she finished.
The electronics workshop was fun, too. A teenager and I built a simple motorized robot and attached markers to it. We also took apart some headphones and learned about the circuit inside of them. The librarian found this extremely helpful; apparently their computer headphones break all the time.
I was also given a tour of the library, which is currently under a lot of construction. They are converting the old swimming pool into a theatre. They are also refurbishing their already amazing music hall.
Thanks again to all the great people at the Braddock Library.