Make-It! @ Your Library 11:00-11:45AM
Ages: Teen to adult
Public libraries have become community centers where ideas can be shared and developed. In conjunction with the Maker Movement, librarians are here to help you create, collaborate and innovate. Learn about all of the exciting maker activities available at public libraries. You will then enjoy hands-on activities as we demonstrate the building with Curio, drawing with Wacom tablets, as well as gardening with recycled materials. If you can imagine it, the library can help you “Make-It” happen!
Let’s make a nervous system! Noon – 12:45PM
Come and join a team of neurobiologists to learn about how our brain makes our body work! We will use arts and crafts materials to draw outlines of the human body and connect model brain regions to the appropriate model limb or part of the body. By making your own model of the nervous system you can learn how it helps you move around and experience the world.
My Yard, Our Sound: Landscaping for wildlife and water quality 1:00-1:45PM
Ages: Teens to adult
Learn how to transition a lawn to a sustainable and nature friendly bee and butterfly habitat that helps to keep our water clean and clear for us and our fish friends. This workshop will show you how, using simple, inexpensive materials and garden friendly native plants. No digging required!
Got Invention? What to do when you have an invention idea and make it a reality. 2:00-2:45PM
Ages: 10 to adult
Meet Brian Fried, The Inventor Coach and ask him how to turn your idea into reality!
Brian Fried is a serial inventor with many of his inventions reaching mass retail, As Seen On TV, home shopping channels, catalogs and online retailers. He is the author of “Inventing Secrets Revealed” and “You & Your Big Ideas”, has been featured in the media including; New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Newsday, Inventors Digest, CBS News, Food Network and WPIX11. Brian hosts Got Invention Radio, interviewing high profile guests including, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and Lori Greiner from ABC’s Shark Tank and over 150 interviews. He founded and continues as President of inventor clubs on Long Island. Brian mentors and represents individual inventors to celebrities at all stages of the invention process, providing feedback, product development, licensing representation and turnkey solutions to make ideas a reality. He recently received the Innovator of the Year Award on Long Island and Proclamation from the County Executive.
How to make an Extreme Costume! 3:00-3:45PM
Ages: 10 to adult
Meet Tom DePetrillo of Extreme Costumes and the man behind the mask of the Transformers Bumblebee costume! He has made many other amazing Extreme Costumes and will share how he brings them to life.