NJ Makers Day

Makers Week – March 15-21, 2021

Verona Public Library is proud to be a participating site for the Seventh Annual New Jersey Makers Day on March 19 -20, 2021. In fact, we are so excited, we will be offering makers programs ALL WEEK! Community members of all ages are invited to join us for an exciting week filled with activities focusing on maker culture.

All events will be virtual. Some supplies will be provided, but will be limited. Registration is required. 

For Children

build a bird house slide

Build a Bird House

Monday, March 15 – 10:00 AM

Join Mr. Ryan for this fun DIY craft. We’ll be assembling simple birdhouses with slotted natural wood and decorating them with paint. Supplies limited. Registration required.

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DIY Umbrellas

Rainy Day DIY Umbrellas

Wednesday, March 17 – 10:00 AM

Join Mr. Ryan for this fun DIY craft and decorate your very own umbrellas in time for Monsoon Season. Supplies limited. Registration required.

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string art slide

String Art & Sound Science

Friday, March 19 – 10:00 AM

Join Mr. Ryan for this multi-tiered craft program, featuring stylized string art, plus build your own instruments. Supplies limited. Registration required.

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For Teens and Tweens

LED Origami Tea Lights

LED Origami Tea Lights 

Monday, March 15 – 3:30 pm

 Learn the fun art of origami and combine it with a simple circuit! Supplies limited. Registration required.

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LED Felt Wearables

LED Felt Wearables

Tuesday, March 16 – 3:30 pm

Make something cool with felt, glue, and lights!  Supplies limited. Registration required.

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Hydro Dipping Flower Pots

Hydro-Dipping Flower Pots

Wednesday, March 17 – 3:30 pm

Get ready for spring and create a uniquely designed mini-flower pot using hydro-dipping. Supplies limited. Registration required.

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LED Harry Potter Wands

LED Harry Potter Wands

Thursday, March 18 – 3:30 pm

Create your very own wand that lights up. LUMOS! and turns off as if by magic. NOX!!  Supplies limited. Registration required.

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Design your own 3D Print

Design Your Own 3D Print

Friday, March 19 – 3:30 pm

Learn how to use Tinkercad and Thingiverse to design your own 3D print. Space limited. Registration required.

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For Adults

St. Patrick's Day Craft

Take & Make Craft for Adults: St. Patrick’s Day

Monday, March 15 – 11:00 am

Learn how to make a festive St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece to hold party favors. Supplies provided. Registration required. 

(Craft will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube Channel)

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Mesh Flowers

Take & Make Craft for Adults: Mesh Flower Decoration

Wednesday, March 17 – 11:00 am

Get ready for spring with some spring decor! Learn how to make a beautiful mesh flower that will surely brighten up your home.  Supplies provided. Registration required. 

(Craft will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube Channel)

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book necklaces

Take & Make Craft for Adults: Book Necklaces

Friday, March 19 – 11:00 am

If you area bibliophile this craft is for you! Create your very own book necklace. Supplies provided. Registration required. 

(Craft will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube Channel)

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Online Cooking Class: Vegetarian Chili & Tea Sangria Mocktail

Sunday, March 21 – 3:00 PM

In honor of Makers Day, we invite you to make something in the kitchen!

Make a delicious plant-forward meal during this online cooking class.  Join Vanessa Young of Thirsty Radish as she prepares vegetarian chili and a pitcher of refreshing non-alcoholic tea sangria.  All participants will receive a list of ingredients and the full recipe in advance.  

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