Maker Day 2014

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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.



MakerbotDoug 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.


paper circuitSarah Gillis will lead visitors in a hands-on craft creating a paper circuit using copper tape and LED lights.

Rebecca Baranowski hats-webRebecca Baranowski will use her sewing machine to up-cycle clothing and fabric scraps. She’ll display clothing, doll hats, fascinators and pins that she has made.

Mandala artBrigid 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.

loomMichelle Marigliano and Lorenzo DiAndrea will display samples of Lorenzo’s Saori weaving. Participants will be given time to weave on a pre-warped Saori loom.

Beth Murphy, Freshly PickedBeth 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.

???????????????????????????????Andrea Skerratt makes jewelry and metal objects using silver, copper, brass, gold and semi-precious gems. She will demonstrate how she uses hand tools to create silver jewelry.

Black-out PoetryLaura Shabazz will demonstrate how, with black-out poetry, one can combine a love of word finds and lists to reveal one’s inner artistic poet.

GourdMark 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.

craftersSaturday 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
1:00-4:00 pm
Maker activities like beading, origami, edible chocolate modeling clay, and creating a refrigerator magnet.

Thanks to the Maker Day Committee: Sarah Gillis, Pat Kennedy-Grant, Susan Popper, and Laura Shabazz.OTL-splatters-tagline