Items tagged with Maker

WestportWRITES: NaNoWriMo Write-Out

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It’s been 30 days of writing, but you’re almost there! Close out National Novel Writing Month and celebrate the completion of your first draft! Register online.
 

This is a part of WestportWRITES, a comprehensive new library program designed to guide writers through all stages of publishing. Look for more WestportWRITES programming throughout the year!

 

McManus Room

Introduction to Engineering Design Using SolidWorks

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cadSolidWorks is an industry-standard CAD (Computer Aided Design) program and the Westport Library has a license for using it in the Library. Now, you can learn to use the same software. By the end of the 5-week course, participants should be able to create a 3D model from a 2D blueprint and convert their models into engineering diagrams. The tools learned will allow the creation of models for personal design and manufacturing projects. Grades 8-adult. Register online; class limited to 10.

Prerequisites:
The ability to create 3D models in a non-introductory modeling program such as SketchUp (TinkerCad does not qualify.) A model you have created in your preferred CAD program must be submitted prior to the first class.

This is a free program for those who attend. Because we are able to admit only a limited number of students, you will be charged $30 upon registration. A full refund will be issued upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org by Friday, November 4, and we can fill your spot.

Instructor:
Kirk Melhuish is an aerospace engineering student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a passionate maker, designer and musician. Kirk is always willing to try new things and enjoys passing on knowledge to people who want to learn how everyday items work.
 

Weeks Seminar Room
Teen, Maker Movement
High School, Grade 9, Grade 8
Maker
Grade9, Grade8

Create Your Own Pokemon-ster: Pokemon Costume Workshop

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Create Your Own Pokemon-ster with professional costumer C. Delari Johnston in this costume-making workshop! Choose from one of three Pokemon characters and learn how to put together an amazing Halloween get up! 

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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."

Maker Movement
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

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
Teen, Maker Movement
Maker
Maker Kids

#Throwback Thursdays

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#Throwback Thursdays is a weekly event where we do some old-school Making—like silk-screening, building with LEGOS, and playing, and eventually MAKING, board games! 

Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

Family Maker Sunday: Making at the B&N Mini Maker Faire

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The Library MakerSpace Team will be at the Westport Barnes & Noble from 10 am-4 pm for a day of Making. Drop by anytime and try your hand at a variety of activities. Artist-in-Residence Miggs Burroughs will be one of three celebrity judges for the musical instrument Make-Off challenge. At Barnes & Noble,1076 Post Rd East, Westport.

For more information, contact Margaret Pastel (mpastel [at] westportlibrary [dot] org).

Other
Maker Movement, Family
All ages
Maker
Maker Kids

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.

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: Little Bits

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Try out Little Bits, 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

International Games Day

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Celebrate International Games Day, a worldwide library event, with a fun-filled day of board games, video games and game-related crafts and activities. There will be a selection of classic board games such as "Battleship," "Connect Four" and "Fireball Island" for open play, as well as learn-to-play sessions for the new boardgames such as "Ticket To Ride," "Catan" and "Forbidden Island." Make your own game during our Boardgame Jam. We'll also be playing Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 on the WiiU and running hands-on demonstrations of the HTC Vive, our latest VR platform. Come for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day! This is an all-day, all-ages event. 

International Games Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning.

The Great Hall
Maker Movement, Family
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.

 

Maker Movement
Maker