To celebrate making and maker culture, which are having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies, the community throughout New Jersey is invited to come together on Saturday, March 21—NJ Makers Day. Locally, the Montclair Public Library and its neighbor HackNCraftNJ are teaming up to provide maker activities in their respective facilities.
Community members of all ages are invited to join for an exciting day filled with activities focusing on maker culture.
“We are ecstatic to be able to bring this type of programming to the Montclair community,” said Chelsea Dodd, Information Services Supervisor. “We are committed to finding ways to help people learn new skills and work collaboratively on exciting hands-on projects.”
Frank Gibbons, co-founded of HackNCraftNJ, adds, “We are thrilled to work with Montclair Public Library in this statewide event to engage and inspire local residents, and expose them to new technologies.”
At the library, events include a screening of the documentary Maker, exhibitors with demonstrations for adults, and children’s activities. Participants include Bike&Walk Montclair, the Township of Montclair’s Environmental Affairs, a professor from Montclair State University’s Department of Art & Design, MontclairMade, Green Mojo, and Guerrilla Gardening, among others.
HackNCraftNJ, located next door in the United Way building, will open its Makerspace to visitors from 11 am – 5 pm to showcase 3D printing, robots, drones, DIY electronics and other emerging technologies. Activities will includes demonstrations, soldering instruction and hands-on projects.
NJ Makers Day
Saturday, March 21 from 1 pm – 5 pm at MPL and 11 am – 5 pm at HackNCraftNJ
MPL, 50 So. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair and HackNCraftNJ, United Way Building, 60 So. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair
Free and open to the public.