Items tagged with Maker

Online Minecraft Meetup:Grades 3 & Up

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Meet online every Friday afternoon by signing onto the Fairfield County Minecraft server.  To join our Minecraft server, please email Jaina Shaw jshaw [at] westportlibrary [dot] org

Other
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing with Machines 101

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Come to one session or come to them all (Thursday, March 2; Saturday, March 4 and/or Thursday, March 16). Each session, learn basic sewing machine techniques with a simple project like a stuffed animal, a drawstring backpack, a pillow or a pencil/tool roll pouch. Workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Register for each session and indicate whether you want to use one of the Library sewing machines (limit of 3). Ages 10 & up

Register for: (registration will go live at a late date)

Thursday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, March 16 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing with Machines 101

Please see full event listing for date.

Come to one session or come to them all (Thursday, March 2; Saturday, March 4 and/or Thursday, March 16). Each session, learn basic sewing machine techniques with a simple project like a stuffed animal, a drawstring backpack, a pillow or a pencil/tool roll pouch. Workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Register for each session and indicate whether you want to use one of the Library sewing machines (limit of 3). Ages 10 & up

Register for: (registration will go live at a late date)

Thursday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, March 16 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing with Machines 101

Please see full event listing for date.

Come to one session or come to them all (Thursday, March 2; Saturday, March 4 and/or Thursday, March 16). Each session, learn basic sewing machine techniques with a simple project like a stuffed animal, a drawstring backpack, a pillow or a pencil/tool roll pouch. Workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Register for each session and indicate whether you want to use one of the Library sewing machines (limit of 3). Ages 10 & up

Register for: (registration will go live at a late date)

Thursday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, March 16 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

Sewing with Machines 101

Please see full event listing for date.

Come to one session or come to them all (Thursday, March 2; Saturday, March 4 and/or Thursday, March 16). Each session, learn basic sewing machine techniques with a simple project like a stuffed animal, a drawstring backpack, a pillow or a pencil/tool roll pouch. Workshops conducted by freelance theatrical costumer, C. Delari Johston.  Bring your own machine or use one of 3 provided by the Westport Library. Register for each session and indicate whether you want to use one of the Library sewing machines (limit of 3). Ages 10 & up

Register for: (registration will go live at a late date)

Thursday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 4 from 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday, March 16 from 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, March 18 from 2:30-4:30 pm

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

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, The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Grades 4-7: EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Tinkershop

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Join the staff of CompuChild for a four-day program to build LEGO EV3 robots and program them. (Note: The program runs the full four days.)  Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. We will have instructions to build robot as well as challenges added to each class for students to think creative and sensor control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects. For grades 4-7

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.

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Maker

Family Maker Sunday: LittleBits

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Try out LittleBits, a magnetic, color-coded circuitry kit for all ages. They snap together with magnets; no soldering, wiring or programming needed. Create inventions and simple machines with these easy to use electronic building blocks. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Family Maker Sunday: Art Explosion—Van Gogh’s Starry Night

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Drop in for our first day of making a large-scale mosaic of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Each participant will select a portion of the artwork and draw it on a larger scale. We will put them all together to create a 4'x6' mosaic. The project will be available throughout the month for people to work on.

Also, express your impression of the artwork on our new magnetic poetry board.
 

The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

"Out with the Old" Take It Apart Workshop

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Bring in some of your old or broken electronics and let's see how they work. Join Maker in Residence Mike Altis to explore the insides of machines, learn about tools and possibly create your own machine!

Free, drop in, no registration required

Ages 8 through adult

MakerSpace, The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids