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Third annual N.J. Makers Day coming March 25

NJMakersDaylogoThe Atlantic City Free Public Library will serve as a host site for the third annual New Jersey Makers Day on Saturday, March 25. The library will give children, teens and their families an opportunity to participate in maker-related activities and collaborative projects from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Library’s Teen Makerspace and meeting room, both located on the second floor.

Green Screen Photoshop Booth (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) — Participants will be photographed in front of a green screen and choose which background they want behind them. The library will email participants the Photoshopped image.

Demonstration Tables (10 a.m.–3 p.m.) — Learn about the technology and tools that are available in the Makerspace, including: 3D printer, physical computing with Picoboard and Scratch, performing and producing Music with Ableton Live + Push Touchpad, sewing machine, t-shirt design with the silhouette cutter, button maker, STEM learning toys for kids, and knitting and crocheting.

DIY Kaleidoscopes with the Oceanside Family Success Center (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) —  Participants discover how ordinary beads and cardboard tubes become beautiful reflecting prism patterns!

STEM Storytime and Craft (2 p.m.) – Hear the story of a young girl named Rosie Revere, who is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets. A craft will follow the story.

STEM Science Climate Change Project with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (3 p.m.) – This program is to foster greater understanding of climate change, its effects and solutions. Hands-on activities will help youth understand the science behind climate change, the carbon foot print and weather.

Since the Atlantic City Library Makerspace opened in April 2014, local teens have been invited to “Make AC: Dream It, Design It, Do It.” The Makerspace — located in the Teen Space — features a variety of technology and tools, including a 3-D printer, digital audio recording, photography and video equipment, robotics, sewing machine and fiber arts, and more. NJ Makers Day is a statewide event that celebrates and promotes maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning.

Learn more about NJ Makers Day by visiting www.njmakersday.org or calling (609) 345-2269, ext. 3050.