Items tagged with Maker

Family Maker Sunday: Light-Up Valentine Cards

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Drop in and make a light-up Valentine's Day card for your favorite or pet. Create a card that will have an LED light in it. All ages

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

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

HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo

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Try the new HTC Vive headset, a new and striking Virtual Reality experience! While Oculus Rift users are encouraged to sit down when using that hardware, the Vive promises to be more of an interactive experience that is reminiscent of Nintendo’s Wii video gaming platform. The HTC Vive allows you to move around and physically interact with your virtual environment.

Ages 8 through adult

NOTE: please check for possible cancellations on holiday weekends with westportmakes [at] gmail [dot] com

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
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

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

Please see full event listing for date.

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