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East Brunswick Makers Day 2024

East Brunswick Public Library (2 Civic Center Drive) celebrates Makers Day with special events and classes on this March!

“We’ve put together a full day of activities and hands-on learning opportunities for everyone in the community, regardless of age,” said Angela Lee, the Makers Day coordinator at East Brunswick Public Library.

Makers Day is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

“Makers Day covers several different areas, including the arts, technology and tinkering,” Lee added. “This year’s schedule has something for everyone, whether you are an expert or just beginning.”

The event will also showcase the library’s makerspace EB Create, which has stations dedicated to audio recording and video editing, as well as lendable technology kits to take home.

A full schedule of events and a list of programs can be found below:

Friday, March 15

All day (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
EBTV Studio Tours (drop-in)
Self-guided activity Stations

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Duplo Fun (Ages 2+)
Children ages 2+, with an adult, are invited to build with Duplos and other age-appropriate building toys. YS Programming Room

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Book Page Fairy Houses (18+)
Create your very own fairy house with folded book pages! EB Create. Registration Required.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Sock Caterpillars (all ages)
Create a cute caterpillar friend from a mismatched sock! EB Create

2:00 PM-3:00 PM: Pinhole Camera Workshop (Grades 3+)
Safely view the upcoming eclipse with your own homemade pinhole camera, made with recycled materials! YS Programming Room

3:30-4:30 PM: Cardboard Roll Butterfly (K+)
Create your very own cardboard roll butterfly using recycled materials and simple craft supplies! YS Programming Room. Registration Required.

3:00 PM-5:00 PM: Learn to Play D&D (Ages 8-17)
Enter the exciting world of tabletop roleplay by learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons! Group Study A. Registration Required.

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: 3-D Paper Building
Kids in K+ can pick up a kit and build a unique shape with paper and rubber bands. One kit per child, while supplies last. Pick up at the YS desk beginning Friday, March 15 at 4:00 PM.  YS Desk

Saturday, March 16

All day (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
EBTV Studio Tours (drop-in)
Self-guided activity Stations

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Straw Builders
Join us for a fun morning session of STEM-oriented play with straw builders - learn to build and create different shapes and structures together! YS Programming Room

10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Ask A Master Gardener
Join Jillian Pastor, a Master Gardener of Middlesex County, where she can answer your gardening questions. Information Services Area

10:00 AM-3:00 PM: Seed Giveaway/Plant Cutting Swap
Come join us to swap plant cuttings (propagation or otherwise) with other gardeners, and check out our EB Grow seed library collection to take some seeds home to start your own garden. Group Study A

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Adult Collage Workshop (18+)
Enjoy learning how to create your own collages using upcycled materials like magazines and cardboard! EB Create. Registration Required.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Lego Mindstorms (Grades 4+)
Collecting trash can be done much faster with robots! Compete with peers to collect as much trash as possible with Lego Mindstorm Robots! YS Programming Room. Registration Required.

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Paper Bead Workshop (18+)
Learn how to create your own paper beads for use in jewelry, using magazines and other supplies! EB Create

1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Paper Cup Wind Chime (Grades 2+)
Design and create your own wind chime using a paper cup and other materials! YS Programming Room. Registration Required.

 

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