BELMAR, NJ — Already thinking about the holidays? Belmar Community Makerspace has several craft workshops on its calendar this month designed for early planners.

On Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m., holiday ornaments using all sorts of materials will be created — from glittery, painted tree ornaments to snowman socks and Christmas clothespins.

Holiday-scented decorations will be the theme of a workshop on Thursday, November 21 as participants make scented sachets, rollable fragrances and other scented décor.

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All supplies, materials and tools provided for both workshop, to be led by experienced seamstress Carol Robbins.

Cost for each program is $10 per person, and registration is limited to 10 people.

To reserve your space, click here or visit the Makerspace, 503 Seventh Avenue, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

For more information, email Luis Pulido at

Belmar Community Makerspace: Where Opportunities for Creativity are Boundless

The Belmar Community Makerspace is designed for people to both learn and refine their skills, whether they take a workshop or class, or visit during open hours to work in their own personal projects.

The state-of-art facility includes 3D printers, computers, sewing machines, video and photography equipment, basic workshop and electronic supplies, a large flat-screen television for workshop instruction and presentations, and free Wi-Fi and internet access.

“The Belmar Community Makerspace offers a place for people to create and learn free from the distractions or limits of home or work,” said library assistant Luis Pulido, who manages the Makerspace, situated on the second floor at 503 Seventh Avenue. “Whether you have a project for school or business, a passion or interest, or simply a desire to learn new skills, the Makerspace gives you the equipment, space and support you need to achieve your goals.”

Open hours are available from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For workshops and classes, no experience is necessary, and there are no prerequisites.

The Makerspace is open to Belmar residents and nonresidents alike. While Belmar Public Library cards are required to take classes and workshops, they are required of those looking to work independently on personal projects in the Makerspace. Library cards are free for Belmar residents and $25 for nonresidents. They are available at the Makerspace or main library at 517 Tenth Avenue.

Children under age 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult during open sessions.

To register for a workshop or class, click here. Registration can also be made in person at the Makerspace, 503 Seventh Avenue, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

For a rundown of upcoming workshops and classes, visit the Belmar Public Library website, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information, call the Belmar Public Library at 732-681-0775 or email Pulido at


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