The Hangar DIY Lab

The Hangar Open Hours:
Tuesday: 12:00 - 7:00 P.M.*
Thursday: 12:00 - 7:00 P.M.*
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.*

*During the library’s Curbside and Home Delivery Service, the Hangar is closed and appointments are not being accepted.  Staff is available by email to answer any project questions at hangar@placentialibrary.org.

Placentia Library welcomes you to The Hangar, a place to design, build, tinker, explore, and create! Use our maker equipment to develop your projects, pick up a new hobby, or get expert advice from our resident Tinkerer. 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

FAQ

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!
We do workshops on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-4:00pm, on different topics for different age groups. A full listing of our programming is on the Hangar pages in the eXplore, or on the library's online calendar. Registration is required for all Hangar events and space is limited. For more information on how to register for library programs, visit this page. During open hours, Hangar staff can answer questions and instruct one-on-one, as needed and subject to availability.
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 hangar@placentialibrary.org 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.
  • 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
  • Cricut Rotary Blade
  • 12" x 12" Light Grip Mat (2)
  • 12" x 24" Light Grip Mat
  • 12" x 12" Fabric Grip Mat
  • Arteza Brush Pens
  • Prismacolor Colored Pencils
  • Knitting Needles
  • Crochet Hooks
  • Embroidery Hoops
  • ImpressArt Metal Stamping Alphabet Set
  • Paxcoo Jewelry Making Supplies Kit
  • Hand Tools: Screwdriver (Flathead and Philips head), Small Handsaw
  • Bench hook
  • Vice
  • Corded Power Drill
  • Drafting Rulers
  • 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