Items tagged with Grade8

Award Ceremony & Reception for 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 Gabrielle Petrone

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
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: Explore Transformation

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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 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. 

Left, Winner for 2016: Untitled by Michaela Cohen

 

Other
Teen

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 2-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, and please be able to come to both sessions. AGES 13 AND UP

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
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for the 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 Gabrielle Petrone

 

McManus Room
Teen

Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Teens Behind the Lens

Please see full event listing for date.

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 Gabrielle Petrone

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
Teen

WestportMAKES: Make a Stop-Motion Movie with Jhonny Parks

Please see full event listing for date.

Create your own stop-action movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this 2-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, and please be able to come to both sessions. AGES 13 AND UP

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
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

It’s a Drag

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Join the Westport Library, Toquet Hall, the Triangle Community Center and the Staples High School Gender Sexualities Alliance for an exploration of gender identity, performance, and fun! The evening will feature a panel discussion and performance by four local drag queens. This is a rare opportunity to attend a drag show at an all-age venue. This event is FREE and open to all students in grades 8-12. Register online. 

We are also looking for students to do a lip-sync performance as their drag queen or king alter-ego. Please submit performer information using this form.

Note location: Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East

The performers are:

Kiki Lucia is a New Haven-based drag performance artist with a background that includes classical ballet, aerial acrobatics, music theatre, modern dance and acting, as well as theatre production, directing, and costume and production design and producing. She regularly performs throughout Connecticut and has appeared at events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Some notable performances include Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus Live, Roxie Hart in Chicago, and as a featured performer in 3 different productions of Escapade: An Unusual Experience! She also hosts her own monthly show at Partners Café in New Haven. When not performing, Kiki uses her experience as a non-profit and fundraising professional to raise awareness and funds for many LGBTQ+ organizations and causes, as well as serves as a member of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut, Inc.

Cassandra Fiore has been entertaining audiences for 20 years including many CT nightclubs. She has used her persona to raise funds for those less fortunate in our community. She works with many charitable causes through her work with the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut. She’s received numerous awards, the most prestigious; The Double Eagle, a lifetime achievement award. She was honored by Triangles Community Center of Norwalk in 2012 for her community work. She now enjoys performing with her gal pals in local shows such as CT’s # 1 Drag show held at 168 York Street or Ladies of Illusion.

Mia E Z'Lay is a colorful cartoon queen who leaves her audiences wondering, "Can I get a refund?" She can do it all... Except sing. Don't ask her to sing.

Robin Banks is the love child of a one night stand between a Carnival Barker and a Lucille Ball impersonator. She has been the host of New Haven's drag show The #1 Drag Show in CT over 10 years. If she doesn't make you laugh you probably weren't paying attention. 

 
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