Items tagged with Maker

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 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

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 Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
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. Drop by and build something together. Ages 8 & up

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

POSTPONED Family Maker Sunday: Slime Time

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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR RESCHEDULING INFORMATION. 

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

WestportMAKES: A Scary Stop-Motion Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create a scary movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this workshop in the Library's MakerSpace. Drop in and add your vision to the scary movie! Please try to come to multiple sessions to complete your portion of the movie. The final animated movie will be uploaded to Youtube.

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker. He is currently the Stop-motion Animator at SPARKS Art and JUNK Artworks. Jhonny is known for his animated short films Wound Up (2016) and What the Mouse? (2017). 

MakerSpace Balcony
Maker Movement, Teen
High School, Grade 9, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8, Grade10