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Be an SCLSNJ Maker

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STEAM Lab: Tech Take Apart (grades 5-8)
March 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Get a hands-on experience as you explore science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math (STEAM) concepts. Deconstruct tech and electronic objects to explore how they work and then use your creativity to turn the parts into something new. Registration required.

Intro to Arduino and Raspberry Pi (grades 6-8)
March 5, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
This class will cover the basics of working with Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Learn how to combine coding with hardware. Participants are asked to bring a laptop or Chromebook if possible. Registration required.

Maker Magic: Soda Tabs (grades 5-12)
March 6, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Learn to make crafts with recycled soda tabs. Just bring your creativity.
Registration required.

LEGO® Time (all ages)
March 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Take a break and then a brick and build, build, build with LEGO®. No registration.

Maker Series: Grippy Socks (grades 5-12 and adults)
March 7, 6-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Transform ordinary wear into functional grippy socks. Completed socks will be donated to Stonebridge at Montgomery. Registration required.

Craft in the Children’s Room: Makers Day Bird Kite (all ages)
March 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Celebrate Makers Day and create a bird kite in the Children’s Room while supplies last. No registration.

Maker Day: Robotics Demonstration (all ages)
March 10, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
Meet and greet the members of Bound Brook High School’s FIRST Robotics Team and enjoy a presentation of their robot Robbe. No registration.

Maker Day: Robotics Workshop (grades 3+)
March 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
Members of Bound Brook High School’s FIRST Robotics Team will lead a special building workshop. No registration.

Coding with Python: Basic (grades 6-8)
March 12, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Are you interested in learning the fundamentals of programming? This program is for students with little to no prior experience with coding. Participants are asked to bring a chromebook or laptop if possible. This is the first of a 3 session series. Registration required.

Construction Zones (all ages)
March 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Construct a masterpiece and we will take a picture and display it on our digital sign. Each zone has materials such as Picasso Tiles, Crystal Climbers, Cardboard Building Blocks, and a surprise mystery item each month. Recommended for ages 4+. No registration.

Maker Series: Pillows for Pets (grades 5-12 and adults)
March 14, 6-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Make a warm and comfy no-sew pillow. Completed projects will be donated to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. Registration required.

Paint Night (grades 5-12)
March 14, 6-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Teen artists will help you create a specific painting by demonstrating the steps as you paint or you can choose to paint whatever you want. Registration is required.

Maker Magic: Origami (grades 5-12)
March 15, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Learn the mathematics behind origami and make a modular origami design to take home. Novices welcome. Registration is required.

littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets: Bumperball (grade 2)
March 17, 3-4 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Invent a game that puts a new spin on an old arcade favorite: the pinball machine. A parent/guardian is required to participate in this program with their child. Registration required.

You Can Make It: Ninja Warriors (grades 2-4)
March 19, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Test your making skills and take a set of ninja warriors home. Registration required.

Coding with Python: Advanced (grades 6-8)
March 19, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Are you interested in going beyond the fundamentals and learning advanced Python structures? This program is for students with prior experience coding. Participants are asked to bring a Chromebook or laptop if possible. This is the first of a 3 session series. Registration required.

Tween Craftacular: Jewelry Making (grades 5-8)
March 20, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Get your craft on at the library. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. Learn different ways to create beaded necklaces and bracelets. Registration required.

MAKE a Difference: Homemade Cat & Dog Toys (grades 7-12)
March 20, 6-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Create cat and dog toys for a local animal shelter. Community service hours will be awarded to participants. Registration required.

Miss Jen’s Lab: Maker Month (suggested for 5-10 years old)
Thursday, March 22 @ 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
Enter Miss Jen’s Lab to tinker, create, and experiment by celebrating maker culture. We’ll be making kaleidoscopes, re-creating art masterpieces using collage materials, and more. No registration.

Coding Workshop: Animation with HTML & JavaScript (grades 6-8)
March 22, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Learn how to create basic animation with JavaScript and HTML. No experience required. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop or Chromebook if possible. Registration required.

Maker Series: Explore Aviation (all ages)
March 24, 10 a.m. – noon
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill
Discover the wonders of aviation with a drone demo, flight simulation, model aircraft building and more. Registration required.

Designer Egg Decorating (grades 5-12 and adults)
March 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Learn several different advanced methods for decorating stylish eggs and creating your own dye colors in this hands-on experience. Every participant will get 4 eggs to decorate. Registration required.

Maker Magic: Crochet (grades 5-12)
March 28, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township
Learn to crochet a coin purse. Novices welcome. Registration required.

DIY Slime (grades 4-8)
March 29, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
Learn about chemical reactions and make some slime with your friends using common household ingredients.  Registration required.

Knitflix (grades 4-12)
March 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
An evening of film and knitting for young adults. Watch the film “Mean Girls” while working on either a personal or the suggested project. No previous knitting experience required. For more information on the suggested project, check out QUICK & EASY CAT HAT. Yarn and needles are provided.  Registration required.

Origami Drop-in (families)
March 30, 1-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Peapack & Gladstone Library branch, located at the Municipal Complex on School Street in Peapack
Celebrate Maker Month by stopping by the library to construct an origami creation. All skill levels are welcome. No registration.

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