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We hope you can join us on March 23rd!

At Kennedy:

and at Westergard:

  • Write Your Name in Braille
  • Make Your Own Instruments
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The Piscataway Public Library is a great place to tinker, create, and learn!  If you can't join us on the 23rd, read below for ways to participate in making all month long!

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Girls Who Code Club
Wednesday, March 6th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the MakerSpace
for girls in grades 3 toonly
The first meeting of our Girls Who Code Club!  Learn the fundamental principles of coding!
Click here to register - please review the rules for participation closely

STEAM Cars with the Mobile Family Success Center
Thursday, March 7th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for kids grades K - 5
Join the Mobile Family Success Center for a fun STEM-activity. This open-ended balloon-powered car craft is a smart way for kids to express their creativity while learning about basic STEM concepts
Please register by calling or visiting the Kennedy Children’s Desk at 732-463-1633 ext. 7

Introduction to Micro:Bit
Tuesday, March 12th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the MakerSpace
for kids in grades 3 to 5
Click here to register

Lego Club
Thursday, March 14th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for kids
AGES
We have the LEGO. You have the imagination! This month’s theme is famous landmarks.
Registration not required

Art for Kids
Thursday, March 21st, 4pm to 4:45pm at Westergard in the Meeting Room
for kids in grades K - 5
Celebrate the arrival of Spring and the Holi Festival of Colors by creating a beautiful, spring themed design
Please register by visiting or calling the Westergard Information Desk at 732-752-1166 ext. 6

DIY Slime!
Friday, March 22nd, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for kids in grades K to 5
Do you love all things goopy and gooey? Stop by the library to make and take home your very own bowl of slime!
Registration not necessary

Drop-in Activity: Building Bonanza
Friday, March 22nd, 3:30pm to 4:30pm at Westergard in the Main Meeting Room
for kinds in grades K to 5
Drop in to exercise your creativity and spatial thinking skills with our builder kits! Come build with Straws & Connectors; Marble Run; Q.B. Maze 2.0; KEVA Contraptions; and LEGO
Registration not required

Art for Little Hands
Tuesday, March 26th, 10:30am to 11:15am at Westergard in the Meeting Room
for kids ages 2 to 5, with a parent or caregiver
Join us for songs, a story, and an open-ended art activity, where children are encouraged to focus on the joy and process of creating art and not the product.
Please register by visiting or calling the Westergard Information Desk at 732-752-1166 ext. 6

Budding Builders
Tuesday, March 26th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for kids in grades K - 5
Have fun building with our toys including our new log builders master set and Snap Bots!
Registration not required

Little Scribblers
Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30pm to 7:15pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for kids ages 1 to 3, with a parent or caregiver
Nurture your child’s creativity from the start! We’ll be doodling with crayons and painting with fingers and stamps.
Registration not required

YELL! - Young Explorers' Library League 
Friday, March 29th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Westergard in the Meeting Room
for kids in grades 2 - 5 and teens in grades 6 - 8
Kids & teens work together to design a solution to a real-world problem.
Please register by visiting or calling the Westergard Information Desk at 732-752-1166 ext. 6

Teen Writers' Studio
Tuesday, March 5th, 7pm - 8pm at Westergard in the Teen Room
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Write,write, write - featuring prompt writing, interactive games and workshops - all styles and genres of writing are welcome!
Click here to register

DIY Mini Loom Weaving for Teens
Wednesday, March 6th, 3pm to 4:15pm at Westergard in the Teen Room
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Create a mini-weaving project
Registration not required

Perler Beads
Thursday, March 7th, 4pm - 5pm at Kennedy in the Teen Space
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Make your own Perler bead creation
Registration not required

Glow-in-the-Dark Slime 
Tuesday, March 12th, 3:15pm - 4pm at Westergard in the Meeting Room
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Make-and-take your own glow-in-the-dark slime!
Registration is not required, but supplies are limited

Yarn Letters
Wednesday, March 13th, 3pm - 4pm at Kennedy in the Teen Space
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Make decorative letters wrapped in yarn
Registration not required

Novel Engineering: Perfect Ruin
Tuesday, March 19th, 3:30pm to 4:45pm at Westergard in the Meeting Room
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Combine engineering with literacy! Design a creative solution for a problem presented in Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano.  We will provide the problem and supplies, you provide the skills and imagination!
Click here to register

Duct Tape Pencils
Wednesday, March 20th, 3pm to 4pm at Kennedy in the Teen Space
for teens - grades 6 - 12, ages 12 - 18
Decorate pencils with duct tape designs- including flowers and tassels
Registration not required

Introduction to Micro:Bit
Tuesday, March 26th, 4pm to 4:45pm at Kennedy in the MakerSpace
for those in grades 6 - 8
A fun afternoon of coding and exploration of the Micro:Bit electronics prototyping platform
Click here to register

 

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Hand-Lettering for Beginners
Wednesday, March 6th, 7pm to 8:30pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for ages 16+
Learn the basics of hand-lettering and make your own art piece to take home
Click here to register - space is limited

DIY Essential Oil Blends
Wednesday, March 13th, 7pm to 8:30pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for ages 16+
Come learn how to make your own blends of essential oils! Create the perfect aroma to fit your needs.
Click here to register - space is limited

Modern Watercolor Florals for Beginners
Wednesday, March 20th, 7pm to 8:30pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
for ages 16+
Come learn basic watercolor techniques and create your watercolor floral artwork!
Click here to register - space is limited

The Basics of Starting a Business
Thursday, March 21st, 7pm to 8:30pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
all ages
A panel of SCORE business experts will discuss characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, things to consider before starting a business, the importance of having a business plan, financing sources, and challenges you may encounter along the way.
Click here to register

Art Talk: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Thursday, March 28th, 6:30pm to 8pm at Kennedy in the Main Meeting Room
all ages
We will be looking at a variety of Leonardo’s notebook pages that detail the work of this most multidisciplinary of Renaissance Men, including pages on science, geometry, engineering, and of course art.
Click here to register