“Book Worms” Book Club

“Book Worms” Book Club

“Grades 1-2”

Thursday May 4th, 2017

Come and be a part of our grades 1-2 “Bookworms” book club! This month we will be meeting the first Thursday of the month from 4:00-4:30 pm. Come and have a snack, meet new friends, and discuss a great book each month.

Please call or come in to register. Books will be available for pickup in the children’s room with your library card. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 4thth, 2017. For further information please call 201-358-5073 or email Cindy at cindy.greenwald@hillsdale.bccls.org

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NJ Makers Day at Hillsdale Library 2017 Entries and Winners

Duct Tape Kitty – Ciara Leen. Cat sculpted from duct tape.

Headboard – Chris Jeffery. Antique door (circa 1910 from a house in Westwood) refashioned into a headboard. Bottom rail is from the floor board of the same house. Hand-rubbed finish with orange oil and carnuba wax.

Super Speedy 8,000 – Mason Herzog & Andrew Hershkowitz. Small motorized car with clay driver.  9″L x 7.5″W x 3.5″H (winner: Best Moving Thing)

Plant Stand – Joey Drew. Repurposed drawer, hand painted with roses, now a plant stand.

Steampunk Table Lamp – Tracy Glasner. Clear glass marble, brass nozzle, brass coat rack segment, 1800s clock key, 1930s porcelain railroad station lamp shade, stop lens from 1920s motorcycle, 1920s brass steam guage, 1926 Overland Automobile brass hubcap, 1940s farm equipment steel gear, wood base, 1940s brass socket, present day 25 watt bulb!

Eva & Kate’s Awesome Tower – Paper towel & toilet paper rolls, popsicle sticks, tape

Science Experiments – Isabella Shaaf. Oobleck, Slime, Playdough, and Stressballs – all natural (winner: Surprise Us!)

Old Toys, New Life – Bill Huang. Made from old toys, car, micro pc.

Garden Rake Woman – Joey Drew. Repurposed garden rake, flowers, and leather.

Hovercopter – Ryan Syslo & Evan Minneker. Helicopter transformed in to a hovercraft.

Hearing Assistance – Collin Tofts. Use of littleBits to create an assistive device for the hearing impaired.  Collin interviewed by Lew Weiss of Manufacturing Talk Radio. (winner: Best in Show)

Popcorn Dumper – Samuel Cohen. Cardboard box attached to posts that holds a popcorn bucket.

Popsicle Stick Car – Verdicchio Family. Bottle caps, popsicle stick, DC motor, switch, battery, rods

Wood Coasters – Herman Mensing. Crafted from oak branches and polyurethane finish. No stains.

The Piggy Book – Barbara Ganin. Self-published book to encourage financial understanding.

Whimsical Flower Headband – Maya Tate. Plastic headband, glue, and flowers. (winner: Best Thing That Could Be Worn)

Tic Tac Toe – Devarakonda Family. Game machine: Raspberry-Pi, breadboard, LCD, and components.

The Garbage Guy – Tyler Minneker and Kyle Syslo. A machine designed to venture further than humans can go to collect trash and move rubble. (winner: Best Electric Thing)

Flying Saucer – Patrick Sullivan. Made with Snap Circuits.

Ceramics – Tracy Glasner. Night light with shade, Mirror, Soap Dish, Tea Box, Flower vase, Ring Chest with sterling silver and sodalite drawer pulls.

Rusty Toad – Rich and Jack Svorec. Old, rusty trash was transformed into a Steampunk robotic frog, too rusted to move.  This frog looks as if it was discovered in the ruins of a mad scientist’s abandoned barn. (winner: Best Reuse of Materials)

Drink Responsibly – Frederick Schroeder. A six-pack of Coca-Cola bottles and acrylic paint.

Fighting Fencers – Evelyn Jansen. A Rock-em Sock-em game transformed into fencing game.

Basket Cover – Barbara Weaver-Mercado. Embroidery for an Elizabethan time.

Custom Birdhouses – Nicholas A. Orlando. Hillsdale Train Station and locomotive reimagined as birdhouses.

A Short Film – Ashley Shaaf. Digitally shot and edited. (winner: Best Thing That Makes Sound)

2017 Library Survey

The Board of Trustees of the Hillsdale Free Public Library encourage and invite the residents of Hillsdale to complete a survey regarding the Library and the services which it provides. A new strategic plan will be crafted based primarily on community feedback. It is vital that we hear from both library users and residents that currently do not utilize the library. We encourage responses from multiple family members. Some personal information is requested, however we are not recording names or email addresses. Responses will remain anonymous.

The survey will remain open through January 31, 2017.


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NJ Makers Day – March 25, 2017 – Start Making!

The Hillsdale Library is celebrating NJ Makers Day on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Be part of the showcase of invention, creativity and craft. Submissions are being sought from artists, crafters, inventors, tinkerers, and other creative folk. Prizes will be awarded in six categories: best reuse of materials, best electric thing, best thing that can be worn, best moving thing, best thing that makes sound, and surprise us. The Library also seeks makers that wish to share their story with the general public. Entry forms are available at the library or download your form here. 2017MakersDayEntryForm

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hillsdale Library.

2016 Makers Day entries and activities

2015 Makers Day entries and activities

For more information contact Dave Franz.

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