LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library will host its 4th annual Makers Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Last year, 400 people attended the event and experienced a robotics demonstration as well as a interactive activities and crafts with LEGOs, electrical circuits, and slime.

Makers Day is a statewide initiative designed to celebrate, promote, and introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making tinkering and STEM-based learning. This year, the library has decided to expand its celebration to an entire month of events.

“We didn’t want this to only be a one-time thing for kids,” said Katie Neylan, Adult Services Librarian, “so we have expanded the programs we are offering throughout March and calling it Makers Month.”  

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Community members of all ages are invited to come for a series of exciting events that include inventing, crafting, cooking, astronomy, and gardening.

On Makers Day itself -- Saturday, March 23 from 1 - 4 PM -- participants will experience a robotics demonstration from local robotics clubs, as well as interactive activities with catapults, button making, astronomy, and more. The Library will also be showcasing its Library of Things, a collection of portable makerspace kits (also known as the Ready, Set, Create! Toolkits) and other borrowable items such as mobile hotspots and telescopes. Plus, there will be a Story Book Diorama Workshop for adults beginning at 2pm.

Makers Day is free and no sign-up is needed. Makers Day at Livingston Public Library will be open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, March 23.  Activities have been designed for grades 3 and above while supplies last. The Story Book Diorama Workshop for adults will begin at 2pm and requires registration.

Makers Month events will occur at the Library throughout March.

  • Inventor in You, March 4 at 7pm

  • Healthy Cooking, March 7 at 7pm

  • Stargazing, March 12 at 7:30pm

  • Gardening, March 16 at 11am

  • Makers Day, March 23 at 1pm

For more information, please contact the Library at 973-992-4600 x250 or visit livingstonlibrary.org. The Livingston Public Library is located at 10 Robert Harp Dr. Find out more about New Jersey Makers Day at www.njmakersday.org.