Items tagged with Grade8

WestportMAKES Halloween: Heroes and Monsters Costumes

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Create your own Halloween costume in this three-day workshop with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. Project may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. For ages 8 through adult. Limit: 10 participants. 

Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, September 29, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot.

Submit suggestions for which character patterns should be offered by September 15, 2017 to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Ms. Johnson will determine the final 4 patterns. 

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 Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

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 Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

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 Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

WestportMAKES:A Scary Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create your own scary movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this workshop in the Library's MakerSpace. Jhonny will show you filming techniques and by the end of the workshop, you'll have a finished film. 

Space is limited to 16 people. Please be able to come to ALL sessions. Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, October 6, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot. AGES 13 AND UP

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker. He is currently the Stop-motion Animator at SPARKS Art and JUNK Artworks. Jhonny is known for his animated short films Wound Up (2016) and What the Mouse? (2017). 

MakerSpace Balcony
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10

MakerSpace Grand Reopening!

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It's the grand reopening of the Westport Library's MakerSpace, and you're all invited!

Celebrate with us as we unveil the new space, located on the Library's top floor. We'll show off our new digs, give you the lowdown on our programming plans for the year, and demonstrate new equipment. And then, at 2:30, be sure to join us for a Godzilla sculpting workshop run by one of our favorite Makers-in-Residence, Chris Crowe! 

Here's a rundown of the day's activities:

10:00: Opening remarks and welcome
10:10-12:00: Open House tours of the new space
Tours will include a walk-through of the space and introductions to new equipment, hands-on demonstrations, and more.
12:00-12:30: Birthday cake! 
12:30-2:00: Tours continue
2:30-4:30: Godzilla Sculpting Workshop w/ Maker Chris Crowe

For 3D printer lesson reservations, please email westportMAKES@gmail.com or visit westportlibrary.org/makes

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker

CANCELED: Maker Madness 2017: Happy Birthday!

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maker madness  CANCELED.

Want to celebrate the 5th birthday of the Westport Library's MakerSpace? Then be sure to join us for the 3rd-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!
  • 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!
  • 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

CANCELLED: "Catch of the Day" Family Art Workshop

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PROGRAM CANCELLED.

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. 

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