Items tagged with Maker

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
Family, Maker Movement
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
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

WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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Join the MakerSpace Team on Sunday, October 30 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 1:00-2:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between 2:00 and 4:30!

Maker Movement
All ages

"An Inconsistent Story in Stealing" Teaser

October 24, 2016
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WestportMAKES a Movie was the August Maker program. Local filmmakers and SHS grads Connor and Carson Einarsen shot their independent movie, An Inconsistent Story in Stealing. Westport volunteers and the town of Westport made this film a reality. Here's the teaser! Stay tuned for notice of public screenings.

Maker, Movies

WestportMAKES: Zombie Flash Mob with Chris Crowe

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Maker-in-Residence sculptor Chris Crowe will turn YOU into a zombie with makeup and special effects!

Stop by the MakerSpace on Sunday, October 30 between 1:00 and 4:30 and then join us at 5:00 for a ZOMBIE FLASH MOB and mini zombie movie in downtown Westport!

Please note: Chris will be using LATEX accessories and you WILL GET MESSY.
 


 

Chris Crowe is a local sculptor and a familiar face at the Library. He's the creator of our dragon, Bradbury, and he's led several workshops including wand-making at our Harry Potter 2016 event and comic-book creation TinkerShops.   

Maker Movement
All ages

WestportMAKES: Costume 911

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It's almost Halloween and you don't have a costume yet?? That's okay--we've got you covered!

Join theatrical costumer Delari Johnston on Sunday, October 30, for a pop-up costume workshop!

 

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 Kids

DATE CHANGE: WestportMAKES: Zombie Laser Maze

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30!

Join the MakerSpace Team on Saturday, October 29 to build--and then run through--a zombie-themed laser maze! From 10:00-12:00 come help us build the maze and then run through the finished product between noon and 4:00!

Maker Movement
All ages