Items tagged with Maker

Electronics Surprise Worskshop

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Join December's Maker in Residence Mike Altis in discovering what's in the electronics box from Ada Fruit. 

The Adabox is filled with curated Adafruit products focused around a theme, and a unique collectible. Drop by and build something together!

Free, drop-in, no registration required

Ages 8 through adult 

Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

WestportMAKES: Last-Minute Holiday Crafts

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The holidays are here, and time for shopping is quickly running out! Don't stress, though--we've got you covered!

Come and make an ornament/door decoration/table decoration with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston in this fun pop-up workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace!

No registration required--just stop by! Free!

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."

 

 

 

 

 

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

WestportMAKES: Star Wars Craft Workshop

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Create Your Own Star Wars character hand puppet with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston in this fun pop-up workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace!

No registration required--just stop by! Free!

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."

 

 

 

 

 

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

WestportMAKES: An Inconsistent Story in Stealing Film Premiere

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Join August WestportMAKES filmmakers, Connor and Carson Einarsen, at Westport Town Hall for the premeire of their feature-length film, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing. (2016, 1h 30m) After the screening, stay for a talkback with the cast and crew.

Tickets are FREE but LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER NOW to attend!

An Inconsistent Story in Stealing is a neo-noir film following a former thief who is sucked back into the town she despises, to hunt down something she stole long ago.

With this film, the cast and crew hopes to stand as an example to anyone interested in making movies that it doesn't take a million dollars to make a film - just a few dedicated individuals who love what they do. Their intent has been to bring together the community to create something new and exciting in a way they've never done before. This truly is a movie made in Westport, with Westporters, using everything Westport has to offer. 

Check out this teaser trailer for the film.

Westport Town Hall
Films
Movies, Maker

WestportMAKES: Make a Stop-Motion Movie with Jhonny Parks

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Create your own stop-action movie masterpiece with filmmaker Jhonny Parks in this 4-day stop-motion workshop right behind the Library's MakerSpace. Jhonny will show you sculpting, posing, and filming techniques and by the end of the workshop, you'll have a finished film. 

Space is limited, registration is required, and please be able to come to all 4 sessions. AGES 13 AND UP

REGISTER NOW!

Jhonny Parks is a stop-motion animator and filmmaker and he was the Danbury Library's Maker-in-Residence for the month of November.   

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

Family Maker Sunday

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Bring any family or favorite photograph to transform into a 2 1/4" button pin. We will cut out a circle from photos of any size to make the button. One button per participant. Drop in anytime. Great for all ages. 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

The Utopia Project Fair 2017

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Students from Coleytown and Bedford Middle School present their creative Utopia projects at the Westport Library.

The Utopia Projects asks the question: Can an ideal human society be designed? Students spent two months designing a unique and efficient ideal society and then select a geographic location (on Earth or on the Moon), begin researching the natural resources of their selected location, and consider how to design a society that would sustain a population of 5,000 diverse individuals.

They were provided a list of detailed challenges to address, such as: natural resources, architecture, food and agriculture, education, transportation, economy, government structure, and even waste management. The challenge is to not only develop this ideal community, but to also create a three-dimensional model that will explain one detailed part of this utopia. 

Maker Movement
All ages

WestportREADS 2017: Throwback Thursdays—Repair a Wurlitzer Organ

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Take apart and repair a vintage Wurlitzer organ with the MakerSpace team during the month of January. In the memoir Bettyville by George Hodgman he often reflects on his mother lifelong enjoyment of playing the organ. Let's bring this organ back to life!

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

The Great Hall
WestportREADS
WestportREADS 2017, All ages

Online Minecraft Meetup:Grades 3 & Up

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Meet online every Friday afternoon by signing onto the Fairfield County Minecraft server.  To join our Minecraft server, please email Jaina Shaw jshaw [at] westportlibrary [dot] org

Other
Maker Movement, Teen
Maker
Maker Kids

Mini Makers Market

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Join the Westport Library’s MakerSpace on for the first-ever 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. Makers include jewelry designers, sculptors, artisan chocolate makers, wood turners and glass blowers.

The Great Hall
Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids