EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ —East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) finishes 2019 with its annual Tech Week Programming series. The goal of Tech Week is to teach the community about new and emerging technology, as well as how you can use it in daily life.
Tech Week begins on Sunday, December 8 with an open house of the library’s EB Create makerspace. EB Create features equipment that library customers can use, including sewing machines, video editing equipment and even a recording studio. In addition, library cardholders can check out several different kits, including a GoPro video camera, telescope and even a Roku streaming video device.
East Brunswick Public Library is also leading a music creation workshop using the free Sonic Pi software on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. This class for teenagers shows how you can compose your electronic music through this simple coding program.
Other programs include using the library’s eBooks (Tuesday, December 10, 2:00 pm), Photoshop help (Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 pm), building an online resume (Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 am), tech travel tips for seniors (Wednesday, December 11, 3:00 pm), coding LED pet collars (Wednesday, December 11, 7:15 pm), and password safety (Thursday, December 12, 4:00 pm).
The library is also hosting its sixth annual Hour of Code events for teens (grades 7-12) on Saturday, December 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Partnering with the East Brunswick High School Code Club, this after-hours program includes several activities, including a QR code scavenger hunt, coding workshops and competitions, and hands on-robot building.
Seating is limited for the Hour of Code. Registration is required; to register go online to www.bit.ly/hoc2k19. Catering for the Hour of Code is provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Additional snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from the Teen Friends of the Library.
The popular two-day Likeable STEM workshop (for teens in grades 6-12) returns on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Likeable STEM is a team of students, industry professionals and advisers who are passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) who mentor and share information about STEM to younger students.
There are also several programs planned for children, including a Scratch Jr. coding lesson on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm, a Family Green Screen Holiday Photo event on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm, and a Star Wars-themed STEM party with droid racing, lightsaber battles and crafts on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 pm.