“Maker Jawn”?

The term “jawn” is a context-dependent substitute noun that originated in the Philly hip hop scene. It's used in place of basically any noun, and its meaning can change depending on what you’re referring to, e.g., “That Frankenstein remix jawn be tight!”

Maker Jawn is a group of people at the Free Library of Philadelphia with backgrounds as students, engineers, and artists. We are dedicated to mentoring youth as they articulate their own interests through the lens of technology.

In the past, we've worked with the UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, PennDesign, and the Maker Ed Initiative to develop and run programming. We are excited about expanding and deepening the Maker Movement at the Free Library of Philadelphia this year through an opportunity with the Library Services and Technology Act.