ELIZABETH, NJ – Make your own greeting card or bookmark. Or was it your own astrological chart that interests you? You could have explored all those activities and more at Maker’s Day at the Elizabeth Public Library, March 25.
There were Kung Fu demonstration and plenty of opportunities to learn to cook, decorate cupcakes, and do needlework. Union County College student Arnoldo Lara was there to demonstrate 3-D printing, courtesy of UCC’s STEM Center.
Maker’s Day was also an opportunity for library staff to show their creative side. Staffer Monica Green was demonstrating how to decorate with fruit, turning them into flowers and other pretty shapes. “I wanted to do something for Maker’s Day, and they sent me a video. They said I could do this, so I said OK.”
But this annual event had a larger purpose. Explained one of the library’s organizers Tracy Robinson,“This is a great thing. It really is a community unifier because it happens in all four library locations. It is for all ages. We reach all communities of Elizabeth in one day.”