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Martin Library will be hosting a 3D printing event in September that library officials hope will inspire teenagers to pursue related career fields in STEM.

The event is happening during three one-hour sessions at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Teen Forum room of Martin Library, located at 159 E. Market St.

"I think what we're wanting to do is just begin scratching the surface for teens and the options for the future," said Mina Edmondson, director of Martin Library. "You can get involved in this and learn the skills and come out with a high-paying job."

The event will be be hosted by Lee King and Soji Otuyelu, two engineers who are part of the locally based technology company Resin8, who will be guiding teenagers through the processes of 3D printing. 

Registration for the event is required and can be done until Tuesday, Sept. 10. Interested teenagers can register via the York County Libraries website, www.yorklibraries.org/

The focus of the event will be applying 3D printing to practical uses, such as creating prosthetic limbs or a simple tool to fix a car, Edmondson said. 

"Helping people to see that there are options to 3D printing will really make changes in how we see the future," Edmondson said. 

Recently, several York County libraries received a combined $2 million in grants from The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Martin Library was one of the libraries included in the program, and it plans on using part of the grant money to expand a teen area with digital media labs.

Earlier this year, Resin8 partnered with Martin Library for several other STEM-related events. 

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.

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