Join artist Daniel Lanzilotta and learn how to make something meaningful out of seemingly meaningless, throw-away materials. Get creative, make art, be an artist! Materials provided. Lanzilotta's exhibit of refuse sculpture is on view in the Library’s Riverwalk Display Case through July 20. Register online for the program.
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!