Items tagged with Pre-K

Encounter Comics!

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT BARNES AND NOBLE IN WESTPORT

Join us at the Westport Barnes & Noble for a day of comic books and creation.

Meet Eisner Award-winner Franco and Eisner-nominated artist Sara Richard and check out their new book, The Ghost, The Owl

Our MakerSpace will also be on hand for Family Maker Sunday focused on making your own comics. We'll use Lego Story Starter software to combine Legos building with comics writing to create cool digital comics! 

And as a special treat, swing by early to pick up free comic books from DC, Marvel, and others! (While supplies last.) 

Special thanks to the always amazing Aw Yeah Comics in Harrison, NY, for their support in this awesome event! 

Location & partner: Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East

Franco has filled his life with all things art related! He has also worked on critically acclaimed series like SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, SUPER POWERS and the New York Times bestseller, multi Eisner award winning series TINY TITANS for DC Comics! He is the proud owner of AW YEAH COMICS publishing and retail stores featuring ACTION CAT and ADVENTURE BUGAuthor, illustrator of the popular DINO-MIKE chapter book series! Franco has worked for DARK HORSE COMICS, ARCHIE COMICS, IDW, ACTION LAB ENTERTAINMENT, CARTOON NETWORK as well as others.

 

 

 

Credits of Sara Ricahrd's past work are the kid’s book from Yen Press, “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers). She has been steadily working on variant covers for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series from IDW. She has also contributed interior art to a couple Pony tales. Other work from IDW includes covers for Jem and The Holograms and an interior story for Ghostbusters. She is the illustrator of the DC Collectables’ Justice League Tarot Card Set and has done variant covers for Marvel’s Deadpool, Dynamite’s Bob’s Burgers and Oni Press’ Rick and Morty

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Maker Movement
All ages

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

Maker Movement
All ages
Maker

The Utopia Project Fair 2018

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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. 

The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages

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!

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.   

Maker Movement
All ages

DATE CHANGE: WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!

Join the MakerSpace Team on Saturday, October 29 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 10:00-12:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between noon and 4:00!

Maker Movement
All ages

POSTPONED WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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THIS EVENT IS RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

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.   

Maker Movement
All ages

FAMILY SPECIAL-ComedyMagicCircus: GradesK&Up

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Sammie & Tudie’s shows are a thrill ride of magic, stories and laughs!

This show is for BIG KIDS (elementary school) and their families.

McManus Room
Pre-K

DIY Dino Terrarium

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May is Dinosaur Month in the Maker Space!

Come and make your own dino-mite dinosaur terrarium. Supply your own glass container (fishbowl, jar, etc.), or use one of our Mason jars. 

Materials will be provided by the Library.

This workshop is free and open to all ages. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Space is limited; register now!

Maker Movement
All ages
Maker

Sammie&Tudie: IttyBittysSpecial-Birth2FiveYears

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Sammie & Tudie’s shows are a thrill ride of magic, stories and laughs!

Itty Bittys fun continues on Saturdays throughout the school year >>

McManus Room
Pre-K