Items tagged with Grade6

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

Teen Photography Contest Exhibt

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See the winners of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest which had submissions in the categories of portrait, landscape, abstract, and “transformation.” Photographs were judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and are featured in this exhibit in the Great Hall Teen section in July 24-September 5. 

Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

Other
Teen

Award Ceremony & Reception: Teens Photo Contest

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Enjoy the results of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest.

Display runs July in the Teen section of the Great Hall through September 5. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Monday, July 24 from 5-6 pm in the Great Hall.

Image: Best in Show 2016—Whimsical Endeavors by Gabriella Petrone

 

The Great Hall
Teen

"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

Award Ceremony for Teen Photography Contest

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Meet the winners of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest which explored the theme of transformation through photography. The entries were judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and will be featured in an exhibit in the Riverwalk Hallway through June 29. 

Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

Other
Teen

Teen Photography Contest

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Enter the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest with submissions in the categories of portrait, landscape, abstract, and “transformation.” The contest is open to Fairfield County residents in incoming grades 6-12. With a maximum of three photos per student; email high-resolution jpgs to westportteenphoto [at] gmail [dot] com. Photos should be titled with "first name last name" format and numbers if submitting more than one photo (3 max!). Example: "JainaShaw1.jpg"

Entries must be received by Saturday, July 15. Photographs will be judged by local illustrator/photographer and Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs and will be featured in an exhibit in the Great Hall Teen section in July 24-September 5. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday, July 24 from 5-6 pm. 


Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

Other
Teen

Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Teens Behind the Lens

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Enjoy the results of the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest.

Display runs June 7-29. There will be an artist reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 7 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

Image: Best in Show 2016—Whimsical Endeavors by Gabriella Petrone

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
Teen

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

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