NJ Makers Day 2015


Join us for the inaugural NJ Makers Day on Saturday, March 21 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to celebrate and share maker culture. On this day, entrepreneurs, small business owners and young professionals, as well as children, teens and parents from across the state will share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating—in libraries, schools, museums, homes, and other community locations. NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide single-day event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture as well as the values associated with making.

At Bernardsville Library, we’ll have many activities and displays at the library–both techie and craft–for all age groups.  There is no charge to participate. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed. Light refreshments will be available.

Among the planned activities are:

  • hands-on squishy circuit activity
  • flower arranging
  • littleBits (electronic modules that snap together with magnets) demonstration
  • community created canvas quilt
  • Teen Tech table with 3D pens and a button maker
  • exhibits by painter Alex Bigatti and painted sneaker artist Andrea Yoakum
  • paper wreath craft
  • pop-up book craft

Altered bookWe’re also having an Altered Book contest. An altered book is any book that has been made into an art object. A simple Google search for altered books will reveal a huge range of possibilities. Stop by the library after Feb. 23 to pick up a book to alter and bring it back before 5:00 pm on March 19 to enter. Or, you can use your own book, if you prefer. The winner in each age category (adults 18+, teens 12-17, and kids under 11 with a parent’s help) will receive a gift card. Click here for the altered book information sheet. Winners will be judged on March 20 and all entries will be on display on Makers Day.