The launch of Mozilla’s global Maker Party campaign is approaching…
The campaign will be running from the 15th of July until the 15th of September and you and your library can be a part of it. All kinds of people who care about the open web, learning, teaching and making will throw Maker Party events in different public and semi-public spaces where connected learning can happen: schools, universities, libraries, cafés, youth centres, cultural centres and more….
There are already quite a few library events registered on the Maker Party events page, check them out and add your own event!
You can also find them here on the blog, listed on our Mozilla events in libraries page.
Libraries are perfect locations for learning, teaching the web and promoting web literacy in our communities. A Maker Party doesn’t have to be big. As a matter of fact it can be as small as two people, and still be both meaningful, effective and fun. Think quality, not just quantity. Here in Stockholm, on the 6th of September, we’ll throw our first library Maker Party at the Bibblerian Library, a new centre for learning, community support and study and career counceling. It’s going to be great fun!
What’s your webmaking plan for YOUR library?
Any library can be a zone for digital learning and making. Why not follow these simple steps and throw a Maker Party in your own library:
- Check out the Event guides on https://events.webmaker.org
- Look for mozillians in your area. Or just talk to anyone Get together and make plans.
- Working in a library? Perfect! Ask your manager if you can host an event. If he/she says yes, give a hug. If he/she says no, go to another library
- Not working in a library? Go to your local library and ask them to let you throw an event. If they say yes, give them a hug. If they say no, go to another library
- Set a date and put up the event on https://events.webmaker.org
- Make, and order, some party gear!
- Spread the word in your community – go viral in social media!
- Get in your best party mode, don’t be afraid to fail, and convert your library into a makerspace :))