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Go ahead – make(rspace) something!

What is this?

3D printer

Looks like a popcorn machine, no?

It’s a 3D printer! Want to use one? You can at a Makerspace!

Makerspaces are like community labs where people or groups can come and use available materials, like electronics, printers, machine tools, hand tools, or sewing machines to create projects and collaborate with others. Some makerspaces charge a membership fee and some just a usage fee. Some have special programs and pricing for youth.

Here are 3 you can try out in Seattle.  Go ahead and make something!

SoDo MakerSpace
1914 Occidental Ave. S.
206-423-9253

Jigsaw Renaissance
815 Seattle Boulevard S.
206-853-4319

Metrix Create:Space
623 Broadway E.
206-357-9406

From Pickpocket to the Queen’s spy!

maidofsecretsTitle: Maid of Secrets
Author: Jennifer McGowan
Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction

Who are the characters?
Meg is an accomplished thief who ends up in the court of Queen Elizabeth I as a spy.

Beatrice, Anna, Sophia and Jane are the other four Maids of Honor – the Queen’s secret society of spies and protectors.

3-sentence summary:
It is a time of unrest as Elizabeth takes the English throne. There are people at court who want to see Elizabeth fail and they launch devious plots and disturbances to make sure it happens. Meg must use all of her spying abilities to protect the crown while trusting no one, especially a dashing Spanish courtier.

Should I read this?
If you love spies, strong female characters, and history, this book is for you! Recommended for fans of the Gallagher Girls Series.