Items tagged with Maker Kids

Reel Science: “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids”

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The Westport Library is teaming up with Earthplace to give Westport a new way to look at science. “Reel Science” is a film series that pairs screenings of popular films with science-focused introductions by professionals from the worlds of science and technology. The evening also includes hands-on MakerSpace activities inspired by the film.

In July, see Honey I Shrunk the Kids, the 1989 family classic starring Rick Moranis. The introduction to the film will explore the ecology of backyards. What kind of life is in our backyard? Why is that life important? And what can we do to ensure that the living things in our backyards are well cared for? (Film runs 1 hr, 41m.)

Partner & location: Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport
If it rains, the program will be inside Earthplace.

Earthplace
Maker Movement, Films, Family
All ages
Maker Kids

LEGO EV3 TinkerShops : Grades 6-8

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For students entering Grades 6-8 in fall 2018. Build and program robots with Lego EV3 kits. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals. Participants should bring iphones or android phones to the TinkerShop to control their robots. Grades 6-8.

Register online.

TinkerShop for Grades 4-5 link.

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, August 1, 2018 and we can fill your spot. 

Program Room
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

LEGO EV3 TinkerShops : Grades 4-5

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For students entering Grades 4 & 5 in fall 2018. Build and program robots with Lego EV3 kits. Projects may include: a music box, silly walk robot, cars, drawing ‘bots, and toys/animals. Participants should bring iphones or android phones to the TinkerShop to control their robots. Grades 4-5.

Register online.

TinkerShop for Grades 6-8 link.

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, August 1, 2018 and we can fill your spot. 

 

 

Program Room
Grade 4, Grade 5
Grade5, Grade4, Maker Kids

Sewing Skills Workshops: Ages 10 & Up

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Join intermediate level workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johnston to learn how to make a button hole, read and cut a pattern and more. Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up

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 Heart University and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She was most recently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, "Hamilton".

Program Room
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing Intensive Workshops: Ages 10 & Up

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Join beginner/intermediate level workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johnston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up

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 Heart University and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She was most recently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, "Hamilton".

Program Room
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing Intensive Workshops: Ages 10 & Up

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Join beginner/intermediate level workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johnston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Indicate whether you want to use one of the Library machines when you register. Ages 10 & up

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 Heart University and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She was most recently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, "Hamilton".

Program Room
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

"Out with the Old" Take-It-Apart Workshop

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Back by popular demand! Take apart the MakerSpace's old or broken electronics and see how they work. Join inventor Mike Altis to explore the insides of machines, learn about tools and possibly create your own machine. 
Ages 10 through adult
Free; just drop in.

 

Maker Movement
Maker

Family Maker Sunday

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fireflyThis program is postponed to Sunday, August 5.

Join in the making of a colorful "Firefly Balls" to take home. Drop in anytime. Great for all ages.

For more information, contact Margaret Pastel
(mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Program Room
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

DeweyKnit: Grade4toAdult

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Learn how to knit, get help with a project or just hang out and knit.  Cozy & companionable!

Inexperienced knitters should bring size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn.

For new to experienced knitters from Grade 4 to Adults.

If you have any questions, please contact
Mary Parmelee
(mparmelee [at] westportlibrary [dot] org)
or
Kris Nash
(knash [at] westportlibrary [dot] org)

Other
Maker Kids

Dagorhir Battle Game Workshop with Makers-in Residence Myrmidon Battle Gamers

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Join Makers-in-Residence Myrmidon Battle Gamers to build your own LARP foam sword. Dagorhir is fast-paced full-contact medieval style combat with padded weapons. Myrmidon, the Connecticut chapter of Dagorhir Battle Games Association, will be staging melees in Veterans Park during the 2018 Westport Maker Faire on April 21.
Ages 13 – Adult
Free; limited enrollment. Registration required.

Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Maker
Maker Kids