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South Orange Library Announces 5th ‘March Makers Month’

From South Orange Public Library:

For the fifth straight year, the South Orange Public Library has announced March as Makers Month, a month-long celebration of exploration and invention, with creative programs for all ages and interests.

The full schedule of events, of which there are many more than described here, can be found on the Children’s page at

On Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m., New York Times journalist John Leland will give a reading and discussion about his new book “Happiness Is a Choice You Make.” Leland profiles six seniors over 85, who teach him lessons of resilience, gratitude, purpose, and perspective.

Makers Month culminates in a full day of activities called Makers Mayhem on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scheduled activities include: 3D printing & scanning; experience light & shadow; green screen fun; a community Lego Wall, and much more.

Other events currently scheduled include: a Read Across America storytime on Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m; Arts & Crafts Makers DIY on Saturday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Food & Flowers Fridays at 3:30 p.m.; a virtual reality demo with Oculus Rift on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.; and a regular schedule of storytimes and musical performances from Wilma & The Wingers and Ruby the library dog.

In addition, our weekly Teen X-Change program, in which Seton Hall University students help teens with homework and play games each Thursday at 3:30 p.m., will feature activities including bookmaking with the Book Arts Round Table.

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