The Hangar DIY Lab

The Hangar Open Hours:
Tuesday: 12:00 - 7:30 p.m.*
Thursday: 12:00 - 7:30 p.m.*
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

*Closed 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Occupancy limit and hours are subject to change. Be sure to check for upcoming closure dates!

Check out our Take and Make Virtual Programs!

Come explore The Hangar: a do-it-yourself space to design, build, and create. Whether you want to learn a new skill, use our equipment, or just gain inspiration, The Hangar is the place for you! The Hangar is open to adults and teens ages 14+ with a valid library card, ID and signed waiver. Makers ages 9-13 are welcome with supervision from a parent or guardian. Children under 9 are welcome during family programs.

Made @ PLD:

Book Nail & String Art
Laser-engraved Black Belt Plaque
Laser-cut Book Page Holder
Laser-engraved Wild Wing Coaster Tile
Laser-cut California Ornament
Laser-cut Cat Keychain
Laser-cut sign for Ethan's Room
Laser-engraved Drum sticks
Laser-cut 20 sided Dice
Cricut Iron-on Dom's Pit Crew T-Shirt
Sewn Headphone Cover Repair
Laser-engraved Leftovers are for Quitters Cutting Board
Laser-engraved Notebook Cover
Sewn scrunchies
Cricut Cat and Fishbowl Macbook Sticker
Laser-engraved Glass Tile for The Martins
Cricut Snowman Ornament
Laser-cut Cigar Box Guitar
Cricut Treat Jar Decorations
Laser-engraved Shirley's She-Shed Design
Laser-Cut Beaver Dam Game
Sewn Cat Pillow
Laser-engraved USA Map Cutting Board
Laser-engraved Kitchen Conversions Sign
Laser-cut Lazy Susan
Laser-cut AP Physics Mousetrap Car
Laser-cut Pencil Sharpener Repair
Laser-Cut Piano Tile Coaster
Laser-cut Adventure Pin
Laser-cut Wood Puzzle
Laser-cut X-Wing Model
Cricut Dwight Schrute Birthday Card
Cricut Eevee Shadowbox
Cricut French Baby Yoda Drawing
Sewn Cactus Pin Cushion
Sewn Apron


Anything really, that's up to you! Think of it more like a computer lab, but instead of just computers, we have a laser cutter, and sewing machines, and glue guns, and more!
Every month, we provide a video tutorial for an entire project and a kit with all the supplies you need to make it. Check out the Take and Make page for more information on registration. Other than that, all instruction in the Hangar is provided on an as-needed basis during open hours.
The Hangar is open to adults and teens ages 14+ with a valid library card, ID and signed waiver. Makers ages 9-13 are welcome with supervision from a parent or guardian. Children under 9 are welcome during family programs.
Just your library card! There are no fees associated with using the room. Check in with Hangar staff on your first visit to fill out a waiver and we'll keep it on file. For a complete list of rules for the Hangar, including important safety information, make sure to download the rules document.
We have enough materials for you to get familiar with the machines. Ask Hangar staff for more information or download the complete list of approved materials you can bring from home.
Feel free to email us at for policy questions or DIY advice!

Hangar Equipment

  • Actual laser use will be on appointment basis, subject to availability.
  • Users will be limited to 20 minutes of laser run-time per day.
  • The Hangar does not provide consumable materials. Users are welcome to bring in consumable materials listed in The Hangar Training Guides for use with the equipment and tools.
  • Fabric Area: 8” x 10”
  • Design Area: 5” x 7”
  • Preferred File Type – .PES
  • Other file types – .DST, .PHC, .PEN
  • Preferred Design software – Inkstitch, an extension for Inkscape
  • For best results, all embroidery projects should be backed with stabilizer. Hangar staff does not provide stabilizer but can assist you in determining what kind of stabilizer is appropriate for your project.
  • Zigzag foot
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Overcasting foot
  • Monogramming foot
  • Zipper foot
  • Blind stitch foot
  • Button fitting foot
  • Walking foot
  • Quilting foot
  • Quilting table guide
  • Cricut Base tool set
  • Fine Point Blade
  • Fine Debossing Tool
  • Engraving Tip
  • Scoring Wheel
  • Double Scoring Wheel
  • Fine Point Marker Set, 30 ct
  • Knife Blade + Drive housing
  • Rotary Blade
  • Foil Transfer Tip
  • 12" x 12" Light Grip Mat
  • 12" x 24" Light Grip Mat
  • 12" x 12" Standard Grip Mat
  • 12" x 12" Fabric Grip Mat
  • 4.5" x 6.5" Standard Grip Mat
  • 4.5" x 12" Standard Grip Mat
  • 4.5" x 12" Light Grip Mat
  • Arteza Brush Pens
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • Hot Glue Guns
  • ImpressArt Metal Stamping Alphabet Set
  • Paxcoo Jewelry Making Supplies Kit
  • Steam Iron and Ironing Mat
  • Hand Tools - Screwdrivers, Wrenches, Hammers, Bench Hook, Staple Gun, Vice, Power Drill, Handsaws, Alligator Clamps, Digital Caliper, and Safety Gloves
  • Drafting Rulers
  • Soldering Iron
  • iFixit Mako Driver Kit for Electronics Repair
  • FISKARS Rotary Cutter, 18x24 cutting mat and Acrylic Ruler
  • Heavy Duty Spring Clamps
  • Windows 10 Pro x64 bit, Intel i5 Core @ 1.60 GHz, 8GB RAM
  • Inskcape Vector Editor
  • Openshot Video Editor
  • Audacity Audio Editor
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Cricut Designspace