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.
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.
Enter the fifth annual Teen Photography Contest. In preparation for the Library’s transformation project, explore transformation through photography. 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 Jpgs and 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 Wednesday, May 24. Photographs will be 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. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 5 with an award ceremony and art opening will take place Wednesday, June 7 from 6-7 pm.
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
Join the staff of CompuChild for a four-day program to build LEGO EV3 robots and program them. (Note: The program runs the full four days.) Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. We will have instructions to build robot as well as challenges added to each class for students to think creative and sensor control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects. REGISTER ONLINE.For grades 4-7
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.
POSTPONED UNTIL JULY. CHECK BACK LATER FOR NEW DATE.
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.
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.
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.