Items tagged with Grade8

High School’s a Drag

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Join The Westport Library, Toquet Hall, and the Staples Gender Sexualities Alliance for a night of food, music, and gender-bending fun! Register to lip-sync as your drag queen or king alter-ego, or just enjoy the show! This event is for grades 8-12. More details and registration information to come.

Note location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

Toquet Hall Teen Center
Teen
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Teen
Grade9, Grade8

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

WestportMAKES: Last-Minute Holiday Crafts

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The holidays are here, and time for shopping is quickly running out! Don't stress, though--we've got you covered!

Come and make an ornament/door decoration/table decoration with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston in this fun pop-up workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace!

No registration required--just stop by! Free!

C. Delari Johnston is a freelance theatrical costumer. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from design and construction for community theater at Stamford Theatre Works to regional theater work for Long Wharf Theatre, Sacred HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, "Hamilton."

 

 

 

 

 

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

WestportMAKES: Star Wars Craft Workshop

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Create Your Own Star Wars character hand puppet with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston in this fun pop-up workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace!

No registration required--just stop by! Free!

C. Delari Johnston is a freelance theatrical costumer. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from design and construction for community theater at Stamford Theatre Works to regional theater work for Long Wharf Theatre, Sacred HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, "Hamilton."

 

 

 

 

 

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

WestportMAKES: Make a Stop-Motion Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create your own stop-action movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this 4-day stop-motion workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace. Jhonny will show you sculpting, posing, and filming techniques and by the end of the workshop, you'll have a finished film. 

Space is limited, registration is required, and please be able to come to all 4 sessions. AGES 13 AND UP

REGISTER NOW!

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker and he was the Danbury Library's Maker-in-Residence for the month of November.   

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade10, Grade8, Grade9

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

The Utopia Project Fair 2017

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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. 

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

Assistive Technology: Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Reading and language arts specialist Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS discusses ways to use technology to bridge the gap between performance and potential and help reading, writing, note-taking and other essential skills. This overview will include a discussion of smart choices in AT for students in middle school, high school and beyond. Adult to middle school ages

Community partner: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities 

Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS is an expert in the use of assistive technology (AT) for students with learning disabilities. She is the Director and owner of Literacy Solutions, providing evaluations and instructional design for reading, writing and math AT use at home and at school, and an authority on the use of speech-recognition software. A former teacher, she is a certified reading and language arts consultant as well as holding her ATACP certificate in assistive technology.

McManus Room
Talks & Readings
Education
Grade6, Grade7, Grade8, Grade9

WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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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!

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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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.   

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages