Sunday, November 1, 2015

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire & Giveaway!

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We all know Barnes & Noble is a national bookseller, but did you know they’re committed to building all forms of literacy for our children – reading, art and technology? As part of that commitment, they’ve partnered with Make: Magazine to present a Mini Maker Faire at every single Barnes & Noble store across the nation Friday, November 6-8.

Maker Faires are community-based learning events that inspire everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. Guests ages five and up can experience hands-on learning and making opportunities in creative thinking, art, design, construction, programming, coding, and 3D printing.  The Mini Maker Faires will consist of three main areas:

1.      The Make Workspace: Attendees will experience the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding and programming, including: da Vinci Jr. 1.0 3D Printer from XYZprinting, Ozobot, The Slipstream Drone from Protocol, and Meccano Meccanoid from Spin Master.
2.      Meet the Makers: Leaders and top brands will discuss the latest trends in designing, building, creating and making.
3.      Make & Collaborate: Guests can immerse themselves in the process of ideation, rapid prototyping, circuitry and more.  Among the featured products for children are: Electronic Snap Circuits from ELENCO, littleBits, Maker Studio™ from ThinkFun, and LEGO® Bionicle Bricks

Our own local Makersville will be providing fun activities at the Towne Center and Marina Pacifica locations.  They will be at the store on Carson St, right off the 605 fwy Friday 3pm+ and on 2nd & PCH Saturday morning.
If you are not in Long Beach, you can contact your local store to find out what special guests are participating during the Mini Maker Faire, or visit

We know its important to keep our children engaged and to expand their minds in new and wonderful ways, and the first-ever Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faires provide an incredible opportunity for both children and adults to experience creativity and learning in an authentic, hands-on event.

In addition, I have a $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificate for a lucky reader.  For a chance to win, send an email to hijola AT yahoo DOT com! A winner will be selected at random at 5pm on Friday, November 6.