EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ --East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) joins schools, colleges, libraries and other groups across the state in celebrating the sixth annual New Jersey Makers Day this March.
The library has expanded this event with its annual Week of Making, a series of workshops to show the community the importance of exploring new opportunities for education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning.
Through a series of special programs, the goal of New Jersey Makers Day and the Week of Making is for library customers to explore the world of makerspaces and maker culture, as well as the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) related activities for all ages.
Several events are planned for adults. The library is also offering courses on how to "cut the cable cord" by using online streaming services on March 17 at 3:00 pm, as well as simple bicycle repairs with staff from Kim's Bike Shop of New Brunswick on March 17 at 7:00 pm.
Other adult programs include cross-stitch on March 16 at 7:00 pm, an introduction to 3D printing on March 18 at 7:00 pm, making a tote bag using a Cricut Maker on March 19 at 7:00 pm, and a crochet refresher on March 20 at 1:00 pm. Registration is required for these programs. For additional programs and to register, visit www.ebpl.org/calendar.
The Week of Making ends with New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 21. This is a full day of STEAM and tech activities for children and their families. The fun starts at 11:00 am and runs through 4:00 pm.
There are also Week of Making activities for teenagers. They can make DIY origami newspaper planners on March 17 at 4:00 pm. The other programs are food-based, making rainbow edible cookie dough on March 17 at 7:00 pm and fresh pasta on March 19 at 7:00 pm.
All Week of Making and New Jersey Maker Day programs at East Brunswick Public Library are free and open to the public. The Week of Making and New Jersey Makers Day are sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Library.