Maker Day 2014
Saturday, September 20
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
The “Make” movement is sweeping across the country and encompasses everything from Do-It-Yourselfers, artists and crafters to computer programmers and app developers. To experience the movement yourself, drop in at Bernardsville Public Library on Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm when all kinds of makers will be on hand, and there will be interactive activities for adults and children alike. It’s all free.
Doug Baldwin, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Piscataway Public Library, will provide a hands-on demonstration of a Makerbot 3D printer, as well as free software you can use to start working with 3D models. He will also give visitors a look at the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer, as well as provide attendees with the opportunity to use Arduino kits to build all types of electrical circuits.
Brigid Glynn-Young will have a display showing the origin and history of Mandalas. She will demonstrate her process of creating Mandala, the stages of the piece, and the tools and supplies she uses. There will be Mandala templates for visitors to practice making their own Mandala art.
Angela Ferraro-Fanning will conduct a demonstration of Photoshop on the library’s iMac from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. From 1:00 to 2:00 pm, she will be available to answer questions.
Beth Murphy will demonstrate and describe the process of pressing botanicals to best preserve their color and beauty. She will have a variety of different presses and a supply of already pressed flowers for people to work with to make their own cards or bookmarks to take home.
Mark Thompson will demonstrate how to dry gourds and then cut, carve, burn, sand, paint, dye and apply various dried flowers to make decorative and useful bowls, vases and birdhouses. Tiny bottle gourds will be available for visitors to decorate and take home.
Saturday Crafters will meet at their regular time, 3:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, to work on their individual projects. Stop by to see them if you’re interested in joining the group which meets monthly.
Maker Activities for Children-Teens
Special Saturday Story Time for Families
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Stories and Maker Day crafts.
Maker Day Crafts for Children in Grades 4-12
Maker activities like beading, origami, edible chocolate modeling clay, and creating a refrigerator magnet.