Updates on Summer Programming 2016

Summer Programming There are many, new changes to the Maker Jawn programming to accompany the summer schedule. This include no programming on Fridays and Saturdays. The time have also changed to 1:00-4:00pm instead of the usual 3:00-6:00pm. Unfortunately, since there are no Saturday programming, there will be no Maker Celebration during the summer. There are also many positive and exciting things… Read more →

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Summertime at Widener

The school year has just ended and we’re getting into the groove of summer programming at Widener library. Generally summer attendance is lower at the libraries and while I tend to initially worry about this (like “where are all my friends!!”), in real life, smaller attendance means higher quality programming since I’m able to spend one on one time with… Read more →

Gardening at Rodriguez

When I first joined Maker Jawn in the fall, Lauren, the lead Rodriguez mentor at the time, led me into the back of the library and showed me a little garden she had started. There were chili peppers and swiss chard growing. Even though it was too late in the season for us to plant anything else, I was totally… Read more →

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Cool Bird Houses

When I first read over Bryan’s wooden birdhouse curriculum, I felt excited to be bringing carpentry into the library and introducing the makers to new “heavier-duty” tools and construction materials. But I was also intimidated by the prospect of a handsaw and hammer in a crowded room full of rambunctious kids. How would we make this loud, messy, and possibly… Read more →