Coming This November: Barnes & Noble Will Host “Mini Maker-Faires” in Stores Nationwide
Barnes & Noble today announced a new partnership with Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, to launch the first-ever Mini Maker Faire in stores nationwide.
Barnes & Noble and Maker Media are “Calling All Makers” to participate at their local Barnes & Noble store the weekend of November 6-8 to share their inventions, ideas and more.
A Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a Maker and connect with people and projects in their local community. These events are for people of all ages and backgrounds who have a desire to create, learn and share, and who bring a DIY mindset to technology.
The Mini Maker Faire will feature hands-on learning and making opportunities in the areas of ideation, creative thinking, art, design, construction and innovation, as well as programming, coding and 3D printing – with activities for children ages five and up to adults. For information, customers can visit BN.com/MakerFaire, and Barnes & Noble and Maker Media will be announcing much more about the Mini Maker Faire in the coming weeks.
The Mini Maker Faire at Barnes & Noble will run throughout the weekend of November 6-8 and will consist of three main areas:
The Make Workspace – where customers will experience the latest technologies in 3D printing, robotics, coding, programming and more.
Meet the Makers – the place in store where customers will hear from leaders, top brands and local makers about the latest trends in designing, building, creating and making.
Make & Collaborate – where customers can immerse themselves in the process of ideation, rapid prototyping, circuitry and more.
Barnes & Noble and Maker Media will announce more exciting details over the coming weeks. Customers can visit BN.com/MakerFaire regularly for the latest news.
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Comment From infoDOCKET Founder/Editor, Gary Price:
I wonder if it’s too late for a local library with a makerspace to participate in this national event or, at least, promote what they have to offer to community members. When you read a portion of the news release (below) it sounds like what B&N plans to do is very similar to what public libraries are already doing. Can we work together?
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