Items tagged with Maker

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

Family Maker Sunday: Dinosaur Models

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Make dinosaur sculptures with marshmallows and toothpicks. Come back on Saturday, November 11 for an archeological dig as part of the Westport Library’s Archeology Day. 
All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Mini Makers Market

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Join the Westport Library’s MakerSpace on for the second annual holiday Mini Makers Market! This free event will feature a cavalcade of 50 makers, artisans and craftspeople from all over Fairfield County. Do your holiday shopping early as our eclectic array of makers will have handmade goods and treats available in all price ranges and for all of your gift-buying needs.

The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Encounter Shakespeare!

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William Shakespeare's poetry comes alive in this family-friendly event celebrating the music, rhythm and vibrancy of the English language's greatest playwright.

10 am: What Dost Thou Mean?
What would Shakespeare sound like if his plays were written today? Join us for a workshop transcribing Shakespeare’s speech into modern-day speech.  

10:30-11:45 am: All The World’s A Stage
Connecticut Free Shakespeare actor Eric Nyquist performs this hilarious piece about the brilliance of Shakespeare. 

12 pm: Building Character
See how the voice and body become instruments on the Shakespearean stage in this interactive theatre workshop.

12:30 pm: Sword Play
This fun workshop will walk participants through the basics of sword combat and the parry positions. *No contact or swords will be used.

1 pm: Ronald Wimberly
and “Prince of Cats”

This acclaimed Image Comics’ artist discusses his graphic novel adaptation of ”Romeo and Juliet,” written in iambic pentameter!

Throughout the day in our Ye Olde Maker Space, there will be bookbinding and crafting wax seals.

Guide to Shakespeare.

Community partners: CT Free Shakespeare and Westport Country Playhouse

Large Reading Room
Maker, Theater

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.

 

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES: Costume “Bling”

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Add some pizazz to your costume by creating personalized accessories with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. All ages. Just stop by! 


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 HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, Hamilton.

MakerSpace Balcony
Family, Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES Halloween: Heroes and Monsters Costumes

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Create your own Halloween costume in this three-day workshop with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston. Project may require hand sewing and using hot glue guns. For ages 8 through adult. Limit: 10 participants. 

Register online for this free program. Because of the limited space, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent by Friday, September 29, to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org, only if we can fill your spot.

Submit suggestions for which character patterns should be offered by September 15, 2017 to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Ms. Johnson will determine the final 4 patterns. 

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 HeartUniversity and Ivoryton Playhouse in CT and Glimmerglass Opera in NY to Broadway. She is currently part of the small army of artisans working on the nationally acclaimed Broadway production, Hamilton.

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker