Rock the Library in 2018!

Jay's Traveling MakerSpace or a musical concert - great for next summer or any time of year. Check out the workshop flyer below, or scroll down for concerts.

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  • PE-Rube-Goldberg-Promo
  • PLAYFUL ENGINEERS: RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE WORKSHOP
    Artist/Educator Jay Mankita guides and inspires kids to construct delightfully complicated contraptions that accomplish simple tasks. Jay supplies dominos, popsicle sticks, magnets, rubber bands, string, balls, marbles, etc…, set up includes Jay’s basic table and floor-based templates as well as some pre-constructed machines for kids to study and play with, with plenty of opportunities for making, and learning from, their own mistakes. Goofy fun, and real engineering, with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix.

Here’s a mashup of a recent Rube Goldberg Machine workshop…every table has a bin of “stuff” to work with. Kids learn about basic forces and motion physics by working on easy, experiential and sometimes hilarious simple tasks!

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Time-lapse video from one of Jay’s Rube Goldberg Machine workshops!

  • LPM-Home-Sweet-Home-Promo
  • HOME SWEET HOME CONCERT
    Rock the library in 2018 with Jay’s fun, interactive songs on reducing, reusing, recycling, and renewing, plus composting, anti-littering, and groundwater awareness. Serious topics are addressed, with the whole experience framed in fun! Kids remember the lessons through the musical hooks and humor. An exciting mix of material featuring Jay’s guitar and keyboard, After 2,000 performances throughout the Northeast, Jay is ready to rock, enrich, and inspire with his eco-friendly show!

Or choose from any of Jay’s other year-round library programs…


Nutrition & Health
  • LPM-Rainbow-Promo
  • EAT LIKE A RAINBOW
    Songs promote fruits, veggies, farms, gardens, exercise, activity, and other healthy choices. Based on Jay’s Parents’ Choice Award-Winning CD.

Nature & Animals
  • LPM-Promo-Wild
  • THE DAY THE LIBRARY WENT WILD
    Also known as “The Day The School Went Wild, or “Wild Songs & Natural Stories”, this concert changes names faster than a cheetah can change spots…is that even possible?

Anti-Bullying
  • LPM-Promo-Tracy
  • TRACY AT THE BAT
    Songs and stories of caring, courage, compassion, and character. One small person can make a big difference, and connection beats competition every time!
Pre-School Age Concert
  • PE-PreK-Promo
  • PRE-SCHOOL CONCERT
    Preschoolers love to sing, dance, jump, and spin, while learning the songs in one of Jay Mankita’s Playful Earth pre-school concerts.

Halloween
  • LPM-Halloween-Promo
  • HALLOWEEN CONCERT
    Everyone feels scared sometimes. Scary things become less scary when we share them. Most of these songs are funny, and are about scary things, rather than being scary themselves.

Holidays
  • LPM-Recess-Promo
  • HOLIDAY CONCERT
    This seasonal non-religious, participatory concert features a combination of songs and stories, with themes of kindness, generosity, sharing, peace, and living simply.