Old Bridge, NJ – March 2, 2016 — The Old Bridge Public Library will be celebrating the second annual NJ Maker’s Day on Sat. March 19th with a host of activities.

The Library will offer various presentations and hands-on activities from 11am – 3pm, highlighting the Library’s “Idea Farm” makerspace. The Library’s schedule of events is as follows:

11am: Vinyl Cutter/Decal Demo

12:00pm: Lego Lab

                 Wood Creations * (registration required)

1:00pm:  Fast Sketching For Beginners * (registration required)

2:00pm:  Intro to Makey-Makey * (registration required)

3:00pm: Crochet and More  


In addition to these scheduled events, the Library will offer informal gardening lessons for kids, food creation sessions, 3D printer and electronic demonstrations, and other crafts and giveaways throughout the day. Events are subject to change, so patrons are encouraged to consult the Library’s website (www.oldbridgelibrary.org), Twitter (@oldbridgePL) or Tumblr accounts (#OBPL).

NJ Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across New Jersey. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, museums, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. Last year, over 15,000 individual attendees visited 150 participating sites in all 21 NJ counties. Activities included displays, live-feed demonstrations, and hands-on programming.

“We are pleased to be actively participating in NJ Maker Day,” noted Library Director Nancy Cohen. “It provides a great opportunity to spotlight our Idea Farm makerspace which has proven increasingly popular since we introduced it two years ago. We have planned activities that will engage a wide variety of patrons and hopefully encourage their interest in maker culture.”

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently voted “Best Public Library in Middlesex County” by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about this and other Library programs, as well as program registration, can be found at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.



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