Items tagged with Grade5

Grades 3-5: Game Creation

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The Game is on! Build your own light-up "operation" game with Makey Makey kits
 and learn how to use robots with Cubetto. Then, create a course for the Library's robots to follow. For grades 3-5. Check back for registration.
Weeks Seminar Room
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Maker Madness 2017: Happy Birthday!

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maker madness 

Want to celebrate the 5th birthday of the Westport Library's MakerSpace? Then be sure to join us for the third-annual Maker Madness event for ages 12 through adult!

Do you have what it takes to escape? Put your detective skills to the test and try your hand at our Escape Room. 

This year's special event also features maker workshops and lots of hands-on building and creating. Escape the room and learn from dusk-to-dawn in this all night event. Program highlights include:

  • Beat the clock and save the future in our escape room!
  • Construct a giant labyrinthian maze through the stacks!
  • Make a stop-motion movie masterpiece!
  • Experiment with new Virtual Reality and compete in our GIANT video game room!
  • Construct your own optical illusions!
  • Create mystifying magic accessories! 
  • Paint with light!
  • Learn how to be the funniest person in the world!
  • Take a walk on the paranormal side!

We’ll have more Maker activities than ever before and a SPECIAL GUEST in Ghost Hunters star Dustin Pari who will take us through an interactive presentation with tales about his paranormal experiences! 

For ages 12 through adult. Midnight pizza party and snacks included.

Volunteers needed; contact agiannini [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Participation waiver will be required. Register online. Fee, $50 and includes midnight pizza and snacks. (Note: Special fee of $25 for MakerSpace coaches)

Saturday, July 22, 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 7 am pick up.

Throughout Library
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

"Catch of the Day" Family Art Workshop

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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.

Family program for grades 2 and up

 

 

McManus Room
Exhibits, Family
Art

Kids LEGO Robotics Club

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robotics Join a Robotics building club. Each month students will be given a theme and a related robot picture to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online (Materials fee, $5)

Note: Registration is NOT transferable

Note: A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Weeks Seminar Room

Electronics Surprise Workshop

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis in discovering what's in the new do-it-yourself electronics box from Ada Fruit. The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme the will help learning in one area in the world of do-it-yourself electronics. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Grades 4-7: LEGO Robotics: Builder's Choice

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Drop in to build LEGO robots and program them. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Drop in for one day or all four. For grades 4-7

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Maker

Kids LEGO Robotics Club

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robotics Join the staff from CompuChild for a Robotics building club. Each month students will be given a theme and a related robot picture to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online for April 9 (Materials fee, $5)

Note: Registration is NOT transferable

Note: A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Weeks Seminar Room

Kids LEGO Robotics Club

Please see full event listing for date.

robotics Join the staff from CompuChild for a Robotics building club. Each month students will be given a theme and a related robot picture to inspire their building and programming. Grades K-5.

For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Register online for March 12 (Materials fee, $5)

Note: Registration is NOT transferable

Note: A caregiver must remain in Library during the class. 

Weeks Seminar Room

POSTPONED: Maker Madness 2017: The Escape

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POSTPONED UNTIL JULY. CHECK BACK LATER FOR NEW DATE.

maker madness 

Join us for the third-annual Maker Madness event for ages 12 through adult!

Do you have what it takes to escape? Put your detective skills to the test and try your hand at three Escape Rooms. 

This year's special event also features maker workshops and lots of hands-on building and creating. Escape the room and learn from dusk-to-dawn in this all night event. Program highlights include:

  • Beat the clock and save the future in our 3 escape rooms!
  • Construct a giant labyrinthian maze through the stacks!
  • Make a stop-motion movie masterpiece!
  • Experiment with new Virtual Reality and compete in our GIANT video game room!
  • Construct your own optical illusions!
  • Create mystifying magic accessories! 
  • Paint with light!
  • Learn how to be the funniest person in the world!
  • Take a walk on the paranormal side!

We’ll have more Maker activities than ever before and a SPECIAL GUEST in Ghost Hunters star Dustin Pari who will take us through an interactive presentation with tales about his paranormal experiences! 

For ages 12 through adult. Midnight pizza party and snacks included.

Volunteers needed; contact agiannini [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Participation waiver will be required. Register online. Fee, $50 and includes midnight pizza and snacks. (Note: Special fee of $25 for MakerSpace coaches)

Saturday, April 1, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 7 am pick up.

Throughout Library
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

WestportREADS 2017: Drawing Kindness

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When somone is kind to us, we know how great it makes us feel. When we are kind to others, we create change for the good. In honor of the kindnesses shown in the book WestportREADS book Bettyville, draw, collage and color KINDNESS in ourselves and each other with artist and author Elaine Clayton. We'll make a book celebrating our communal dedication to being kind! Grades 3 to adult. Register online.

The Great Hall