Discover your new St. Charles Public Library: Maker Mondays and Technology Tuesdays

The St. Charles Public Library now has another way for community members to be creative and innovative.

STC Creative, a brand-new digital design lab, is located on the main floor of the library. The new space welcomes patrons who would like a tour of the equipment, and staff members are available to answer questions.

On select Mondays through November, STC Creative will host classes that will allow patrons to try out a craft, learn 3D design software or tackle a DIY project. The DIY activities will feature one of the new equipment pieces in the space. Participants can create wreaths, macramé knots and other crafts using Cricut, heat press and laser cutters.

Our technology educator has planned many in-person computer classes in the new computer lab. Topics include how to use Google Suite software, Mac Basics, Facebook and Instagram.

For those in the market to buy a computer, we have an event for you. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Mike Gershbein from Very Smart People will cover how to find the right computer for your needs.

We have a technology program for students in grades 4-8. They can register for Scratch Coding: Haunted House edition, which will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the computer lab.

With social-distancing guidelines in place, most of our programs require registration.

For questions about STC Creative or adult computer classes, call Sarah Pistilli, the library’s technology educator, at 630-584-0076, ext. 285.

Visit for events and more, including popular book clubs, concerts and genealogy programs.

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. We are celebrating with Marley Dias, this year’s honorary chair. The library has giveaways, contests and more planned all month. Join us to discover the benefits that a library card can provide.

Edith G. Craig is director of the St. Charles Public Library District. The “Discover Your Library” column runs the second Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to