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Are You Up For the Global Cardboard Challenge?

Sep 27, 2017 11:19AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Screenshot from the short film "Caine's Arcade"

Whether you're an experienced "maker," or just someone who's up for a fun afternoon, the Manhattan Beach Library's upcoming Global Cardboard Challenge event is bound to inspire and entertain young and old alike.

On Saturday, September 30, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., families are invited to come to the Manhattan Beach Library and build their own cardboard creations, inspired by the cardboard video games showcased in the short video "Caine's Arcade."

On hand will be the Los Angeles County Public Library's MākMō vehicle, a new delivery system to support maker spaces and promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

The library will provide materials, but families are welcome to bring their own boxes and recycled materials for building, according to librarian Claire Moore.

Saturday's event is part of the Global Cardboard Challenge, an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.

Since 2012, the Global Cardboard Challenge has had over 750,000 participants in 80 countries.

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