Items tagged with Maker

MakerSpace Open House: Make Something Today!

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The MakerSpace has lots of equipment and 3D printers to use in the Library. Drop by from 1 - 3 pm to try some of our coding games, Little Bits and robots and to sign up for 3D printing lessons. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Program Room & MakerSpace
 

Program Room
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Costume 911 Workshop

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It's almost Halloween and you don't have a costume yet?? That's okay--we've got you covered! Bring your idea and materials to any or all of 3 workshops and we will help! Projects may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. Theatrical costumer C. Delari Johnston and Team MakerSpace will be there to help.
For ages 8 to adult; children 8 – 10 years require parental assistance.
Limited to 12; free; register online.

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
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Costume 911 Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

It's almost Halloween and you don't have a costume yet?? That's okay--we've got you covered! Bring your idea and materials to any or all of 3 workshops and we will help! Projects may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. Theatrical costumer C. Delari Johnston and Team MakerSpace will be there to help.
For ages 8 to adult; children 8 – 10 years require parental assistance.
Limited to12; free; register online.

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
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Costume 911 Workshop

Please see full event listing for date.

It's almost Halloween and you don't have a costume yet?? That's okay--we've got you covered! Bring your idea and materials to any or all of 3 workshops and we will help! Projects may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. Theatrical costumer C. Delari Johnston and Team MakerSpace will be there to help.
For ages 8 to adult; children 8 – 10 years require parental assistance.
Limited to 12; free; register online.

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
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Fusion360 CAD Workshop Series: Grades 6-12

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis to learn how to design with Fusion 360, a powerful and intuitive 3D design software. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a 3D printable design which may be printed in the MakerSpace. 

Workshop participants must bring a laptop and three-button scroll wheel mouse to the workshops and download the software in advance.  It can be downloaded for MAC or PC here and is free for students, hobbyists, and businesses that make less than 100k a year. Since the curriculum is cumulative, participants should commit to attend the all four workshops.

This free series is offered at two different times, for two different age groups.

  • Adults: from 7-8 pm; limit of 4
    Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10 & 17
    Register online. Free with $30 refundable deposit.  
     
  • Grades 6-12; from 6-7 pm; limit of 6 
    Mondays, October 15-29 & November 5.
    Register onlineFree with $30 refundable deposit.

  

MakerSpace
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Fusion360 CAD Workshop Series for Adults

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Join MakerSpace inventor Mike Altis to learn how to design with Fusion 360, a powerful and intuitive 3D design software. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a 3D printable design which may be printed in the MakerSpace. 

Workshop participants must bring a laptop and three-button scroll wheel mouse to the workshops and download the software in advance.  It can be downloaded for MAC or PC here and is free for students, hobbyists, and businesses that make less than 100k a year. Since the curriculum is cumulative, participants should commit to attend all four workshops.

This free series is offered at two different times, for two different age groups.

  • Adults: from 7-8 pm; limit of 4
    Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10 & 17
    Register online. Free with $30 refundable deposit.  
     
  • Grades 6-12; from 6-7 pm; limit of 6 
    Mondays, October 15-29, November 5.
    Register onlineFree with $30 refundable deposit.

  

MakerSpace
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. Register online; limit 6. Ages 10 & up

MakerSpace
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Reel Science: "The Blob”

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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 August, we will screen the campy 1958 science fiction classic, The Blob, (1h 26m) starring Steve McQueen. The introduction will explore the science behind meteors. What really happens when a meteor hits the Earth? We will explore a few of the scenarios surrounding space objects colliding with Earth. The evening will include a “Make Your Own Blob” slime-making activity.

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

Earthplace
Teen, Maker Movement, Films
High School
Grade10, Grade9

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

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 buttonhole, 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
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids