Learn how to create games and gadgets with LittleBits, a magnetic, color-coded circuitry kit for all ages, in this four-day program. (Note: The program runs the full four days.) They snap together with magnets; no soldering, wiring or programming needed. Create a new project each day or work on a big project like a light-up space shuttle. Register online for the 4-day workshop.
This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Wednesday, April 6 and we can fill your spot.
Build a Robot with the Library's LEGO WeDo Kits. Up to 2 siblings in grades K-5 can register with 1 parent. Families will be given a brief overview of the Kits and then they can build and program together. Register online; not transferable to other students. Materials Fee $5. Registration limited to 5 families.
For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).
Students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library.
The Utopia Projects asks the question: Can an ideal human society be designed? Students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location (on Earth or on the Moon), begin researching the natural resources of their selected location, and consider how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.
They were provided a list of detailed challenges to address, such as: natural resources, architecture, food and agriculture, education, transportation, economy, government structure, and even waste management. The challenge is to not only develop this ideal community, but to also create a three-dimensional model that will explain one detailed part of this utopia.
This is a free program for those who attend. Because of the limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Tuesday, February 14, if we can fill your spot. Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.
Join the MakerSpace Team on Sunday, October 30 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 1:00-2:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between 2:00 and 4:30!
Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!
Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!
Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!
Join the MakerSpace Team on Saturday, October 29 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 10:00-12:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between noon and 4:00!