Items tagged with Maker

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 Johnston.  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:

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

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 Johnston.  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:

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

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 Johnston.  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:

p>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

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

Maker Movement, Teen
Maker

Grades 4-7: LEGO Robotics: Builder's Choice

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Drop in to build LEGO robots and program them. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Drop in for one day or all four. For grades 4-7

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

Weeks Seminar Room
Maker Movement
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
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

Maker Faire Westport 2017

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Maker Faire Westport is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new. It is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. 

Events to see include a Virtual Reality Safari, Amazon Alexa Demo Bar, Nerdy Derby, Human Foosball, 3D printers, artists, musicians, K-12 and college student activities, robots, crafts and more. In addition to the typical makers, be sure to see the 9.5 foot tall Hulkbuster that was a hit at New York Comic Con and a popular “escape room” created especially for the Maker Faire.

Look under the big tent for Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer and take a virtual tour of the new design for the Library. Also under the big tent, former Makers-in-Residences, sculptor Chris Crowe, astronomer Kevin Green, filmmaker Connor Einarsen, stop-motion animator Jhonny Parks and prop master Jonathan Russo will showcase their latest projects. 

Put your detective skills to the test with the hour-long ESCAPE ROOM, designed by the Westport Library’s MakerSpace coaches. Running three times over the course of the day, this Nikola Tesla-themed Escape Room is a must-visit attraction. Sign up for a session when you arrive at the Faire.

And be sure to drop by our MakerSpace, where we will be showing off our latest projects, 3D printing, and new tech, including our CNC router.

Food trucks will be available and plenty of family-friendly events. Free admission, parking and shuttle bus.

Parking Map. Produced by the Westport Library and Remarkable Steam, the event is free and open to the public. The Westport Mini Maker Faire is the first and largest Maker Faire in Connecticut, and the biggest single-day event in the state. Last year, 8,500 people attended this family-friendly faire; this year’s participation is expected to reach 10,000. Makers are all ages and range from technology enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. 

Throughout Library
All ages

POSTPONED: Maker Madness 2017: The Escape

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POSTPONED UNTIL JULY. CHECK BACK LATER FOR NEW DATE.

maker madness 

Join us for the third-annual Maker Madness event for ages 12 through adult!

Do you have what it takes to escape? Put your detective skills to the test and try your hand at three Escape Rooms. 

This year's special event also features maker workshops and lots of hands-on building and creating. Escape the room and learn from dusk-to-dawn in this all night event. Program highlights include:

  • Beat the clock and save the future in our 3 escape rooms!
  • Construct a giant labyrinthian maze through the stacks!
  • Make a stop-motion movie masterpiece!
  • Experiment with new Virtual Reality and compete in our GIANT video game room!
  • Construct your own optical illusions!
  • Create mystifying magic accessories! 
  • Paint with light!
  • Learn how to be the funniest person in the world!
  • Take a walk on the paranormal side!

We’ll have more Maker activities than ever before and a SPECIAL GUEST in Ghost Hunters star Dustin Pari who will take us through an interactive presentation with tales about his paranormal experiences! 

For ages 12 through adult. Midnight pizza party and snacks included.

Volunteers needed; contact agiannini [at] westportlibrary [dot] org. Participation waiver will be required. Register online. Fee, $50 and includes midnight pizza and snacks. (Note: Special fee of $25 for MakerSpace coaches)

Saturday, April 1, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 7 am pick up.

Throughout Library
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker

"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

Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids