Items tagged with Maker

Silk Screen Halloween T-Shirts

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Learn how to use Silhouette die cutting machines to quickly silkscreen prints onto fabric. These very versatile cutting machines can perform many tasks for the DIYer. In preparation for Halloween, create a Halloween themed t-shirt using your original printed images or design one in the silhouette software itself. For ages 10 years through adult; children 8-9 years ONLY with parent/guardian supervision during the class. Limit 12 participants

Instructor Kristal Fran is the current vice-president at the Fairfield County Makers Guild in Norwalk, CT. With a background in digital quality assurance and network administration, she brings art aspects to the Makers Guild.

This same program is offered on two dates:

Participants MUST bring two PLAIN t-shirts to silkscreen.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker

Family Maker Sunday: Slime Time

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Get the month of Halloween off to a slimey start by making Slime with everyday supplies. Everyone will get some slime to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in program; no registration necessary.

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

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

Postponed to 11/2: October Celestial Viewing

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Postponed to November 2.
Join physics and astronomy professor and Westport Astronomical Society board member Kevin Green for celestial viewing with the Library telescopes in the upper parking lot, weather permitting:

  • Tuesday, October 3 from 8-9 pm

  • Thursday, October 26 from 8-9 pm

Free, drop-in viewing!
 

Other
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

October Celestial Viewing

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Join physics and astronomy professor and Westport Astronomical Society board member Kevin Green for celestial viewing with the Library telescopes in the upper parking lot, weather permitting:

  • Tuesday, October 3 from 8-9 pm

  • Thursday, October 26 from 8-9 pm

Free, drop-in viewing!
 

Other
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportWRITES Workshop: Drafting

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In preparation for this year’s NaNoWriMo, WestportWRITES offers a workshop on drafting, taught by Patrick McCord from Write Yourself Free.

Patrick McCord, PhD, has developed and teaches a theory of narrative writing---novel, memoir, screenplay and dramatic writing--- based on the insights of cognitive science. The Cognitive Method emphasizes essentials of creative process and explains narrative form as a reflection of actual brain operations; in order to liberate the imagination, the consciousness needs clarity and support. "Use your mind to change your brain to change your mind." This fall, two students are publishing major releases: Alysin Camerota's novel, Amanda Wakes Up is on bookstore shelves. Lynne (aka "Liv") Constantine's thriller, The Last Mrs. Parrish is coming out in October. Also, McCord assisted revision and edited Bill Dedman's fine nonfiction NY Times bestseller Empty Mansions. Register online.

WestportWrites is a robust, year-long series designed to take your writing to the next level. Designed to create a support structure along the path to publication, the monthly mini-conferences and workshop-based programming will culminate with a fall 2018 writers’ conference.

 

 

Large Reading Room

Introduction to Home Automation

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Join electrical engineer and home automation enthusiast David Halpert to explore current home automation with do-it-yourself components that work with Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple HomeKit. Ages 13 through adult. Registration required, limited to 12 participants.

This same program is offered on two dates: 

 

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

WestportWRITES: Discovering the Feminist YA Voice with Authors Jennifer Mathieu and Micol Ostow

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Jennifer Mathieu 

Micol Ostow

YA authors Jennifer Mathieu and Micol Ostow will discuss their new works exploring feminist themes and featuring powerful female protagonists.
Matthieu’s new book Moxie follows a reluctant teenager who starts a feminist revolution at her small-town Texas high school. Ostow is the author of Mean Girls, a novelization of the hit film by Tina Fey.

The talk will be followed by a zine-making workshop.

Jennifer Mathieu is the author of Devoted, Afterward and The Truth About Alice, the winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award. She teaches high school English in Texas, where she lives in the Houston area with her husband and son.

Micol Ostow is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novel Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa, as well as 30 Guys in 30 Days, Gettin Lucky and Crush du Jour. She lives and votes in New York City.

Jennifer Mathieu Author photo credit Pablo Gamez
 

 

Large Reading Room

Family Maker Sunday: Introduction to Coding

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Try out the MakerSpace’s Coding robots, Cubetto, Robot Mouse and LEGO Wedo Robotics kits for an introduction to coding. Recommended for ages 4-10 but all welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; just drop in.

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

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Introduction to Home Automation

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Join electrical engineer and home automation enthusiast David Halpert to explore current home automation with do-it-yourself components that work with Amazon Echo, Google Home or Apple HomeKit. Ages 13 through adult. Registration required, limited to 12 participants.

This same program is offered on two dates: 

 

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

Board Games & VR

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Spend the day off from school playing board and VR games in the MakerSpace. Bring your own or select from our stock of RP, traditional and building games. Ages 12-adult. Drop in.
 

MakerSpace Balcony
Games & Contests, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Maker Kids