Totally hands-on, and STEM support projects to entertain the youngsters, ages 5 and up, will take place at the Montclair Public Library.

On July 27, from 1pm to 3pm, teaching artist Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids (and families) to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks.

Jay supplies Dominos, popsicle sticks, rubber bands, string, ping pong balls, pulleys, buckets, tracks, ramps, lego cars, etc…, as well as Jay’s pre-constructed catapults, mini-zip lines, screwbolt time-spirals, ball-drops, trajectory bouncers, lever-action direction changers, and yardstick marble runs, for kids to study and play with, and to make and learn from their own mistakes and successes. Hands-on fun, and real engineering. Fun for all ages, definitely including adults!

Registration required at