If your creative urges take you in technological directions, you might want to check out the Mobile Public Library these days. That’s because the bibliophile’s favorite spot now boasts 3D printers for public use.
According to a brochure distributed by the library system, printers are available at Ben May Main Library (701 Government St.), West Regional Branch (5555 Grelot Road) and Moorer/Spring Hill Branch (4 S. McGregor Ave.).
The brochure directs interested parties to thingiverse.com for designs, then they can contact the library to print it. The library prefers white filament for objects because it is easiest to paint afterward.
Design size and density determine cost and printing time. According to the brochure, the library charges 20 cents per gram of filament and the fee is due upon pick-up.
Unclaimed printed objects become library property after seven days.
Terms of service can be found at mobilepubliclibrary.org/services/3d.php.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance art camps
The absence of school classes can be just the opportunity for young creatives to indulge in their passions full tilt. To that end, Azalea City Center for the Arts (63 Midtown Park E.) has a slate of activities to fill just that niche.
Full Scale Music Camps are for ages 5 and up to learn music theory, rhythms, play instruments and collaboration. All camps end with a Friday concert.
June 11, Hands-on Instruments; June 18, Star Wars Piano; July 9, Hands-on Instruments; and July 16, Rock Band Jr.
Teen camps are: June 4, Rock Band; June 11, Praise Band; June 18, Rock Band; July 9, Songwriting; July 16, Rock Band; July 23, Advanced Solo and Ensemble; and July 30, Rock Band.
The 17th run of Sunny Side Drama Camp for all ages will be at the University of South Alabama (5751 USA Drive S.). Its options include:
Drama Camp — Two-week camps ending with a full-length play with costumes, set, games and more. Cost is $260. Two sessions — June 18-29 and July 2-13 — remain.
Special Rising Stars for grades eight and up run 1-3 p.m., June 25 to July 6. Cost is $190.
Glee Camp has songs, dances and a final concert. It runs 1-4 p.m. June 11-22. Cost is $200.
Musical Theatre Intensive with guest director/choreographer Ryan Scarlata from Columbus Children’s Theater — Campers will perform “Once on This Island, Jr.” at conclusion. Runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 16-20. Cost is $275.
Additional camps for the youngest participants are held at Azalea City Center for the Arts. A selection of eight four-day camps run through Aug. 10. Cost is $130 per week and $50 for extended hours.
For registration and more information, go to azaleacityarts.com.