The Week Ahead at the Library
Makerspaces Survey, What's It Worth?, Defensive Driving
Take the Makerspaces Survey!
The East Brunswick Pubic Library Makerspace committee is seeking input on how we can use Makerspace programs in East Brunswick and is asking residents to fill out a survey to share ideas on how we can be creative, collaborate, learn and experiment. Makerspaces are open community spaces where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, crafting, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, and creativity, build new devices, or just innovate.  Generally, Makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

•    Provide access to a wide variety of tools and technology;
•    Facilitate group interaction, knowledge, and resource sharing;
•    Supply access to physical space for individual project development;
•    Provide an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation;
•    Access to equipment for prototyping project ideas for hobbyist or entrepreneurs.

Simply, a Makerspace is a place where creativity comes together, is fostered and encouraged.  The Library wants to create a flexible, collaborative space or place that provides a setting for our residents to work on projects, teach and learn from each other, and meet and connect with other residents and library staff.  We include in our vision the encouragement of a “maker culture” of creativity, inquiry, experimentation, peer-to-peer learning and instructor led workshops. Before we launch any specific area of the maker culture we would like to hear from you!

Please share your ideas about what you’d like from a flexible, collaborative space by taking our survey:
Sunday, November 3 • 1:15 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of The Library
Come to everyone’s favorite “Antiques Road Show” and learn to tell how much that family heirloom or treasured possession is worth. Learn how to get the best price for your collectibles and get a chance to have your items appraised by Joe Bodnar from Bodnar’s Auction Sales. Tickets for two appraisals are $10 and are on sale at the Library circulation desk now. Attendance is free, but for those wanting appraisals for their items, tickets are $10 (no weapons please).
$ Defensive Driving
Monday, October 28 & Tuesday, October 29 • 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by The Friends of The Library
Erase your points, and save money on your car insurance by signing up for a NJ-approved two-evening class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator. More information and registration form is available online. (Look under Friends of The Library/Defensive Driving Class)

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