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.
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
Learn how to create games and gadgets with LittleBits, a magnetic, color-coded circuitry kit for all ages, in this four-day program. (Note: The program runs the full four days.) They snap together with magnets; no soldering, wiring or programming needed. Create a new project each day or work on a big project like a light-up space shuttle. Register online for the 4-day workshop.
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, April 6 and we can fill your spot.
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.
Build a Robot with the Library's LEGO WeDo Kits. Up to 2 siblings in grades K-5 can register with 1 parent. Families will be given a brief overview of the Kits and then they can build and program together. Register online; not transferable to other students. Materials Fee $5. Registration limited to 5 families.
For further information, please contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).
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.