Items tagged with Technology

Anyone Can Use... Genealogy Resources

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Ever wonder where you came from? Looking to research your family tree? Learn how to use Ancestry.com—one of Westport Library's premier genealogy databases in this one-hour class.

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use ... Canva

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

Canva is a user-friendly graphic design website that lets anyone look like a professional. This one hour class will show you how to design posters, advertisements, blog headers and more!

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Anyone Can Use ... Kickstarter

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to Kickstarter is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover crowdfunding basics, and get you prepared for your first Kickstarter project.

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training

Watch us Build a Gaming Computer!

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Ever see one of those super-cool and super-fast gaming computers? Ever wonder how to build one of those computers? Well, we've got you covered!
 
Stop by the Great Hall on Wednesday, Feb 15, to watch as MakerSpace coach Jacob Waldman will build a gaming computer for use in the MakerSpace. 
 
All are welcome to watch him from 5:00-7:00 as he puts all the pieces together.
The Great Hall
Technology

i²robotics Demonstration

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Join i²robotics and The New Haven Bomb Squad for a unique and inspiring Robotics Demonstration in the Great Hall in front of the MakerSpace! 
i²robotics, a FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team made up of ten
Staples HS students, in collaboration with the New Haven Bomb Squad,
will demonstrate competition and bomb searching and destroying robots.
Please join us to see the latest in robotics game and bomb detecting
technology and learn about the FIRST (For Inspiration of Recognition
and Technology) program for students.

Technology
All ages
Maker Kids

Artist Reception for Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Leona Frank: iDraw!

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Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.
 

McManus Room
Exhibits, WestportREADS

Workshop with Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit Artist Leona Frank

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Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results. On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.
 

McManus Room
Exhibits, WestportREADS

Riverwalk Hallway Exhibit: Leona Frank: iDraw!

Please see full event listing for date.
Apple
Compo in the Fall

While many people use special drawing apps to create art on their smart phones and tablets, Westport artist Leona Frank prefers sketching on her iPhone’s pre-installed Notes app, with delightful results.

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.

On Tuesday, April 25, at 7 pm in the McManus Room, Leona will give a workshop on sketching in Notes on an iPhone.

Leona Frank is known chiefly for very large acrylic paintings exploring the "topography" of flowers, but recently she stumbled onto a new drawing tool: her iPhone. On a train ride home from New York, she was writing a reminder in the Notes program on her iPhone and came across some symbols at the bottom of the screen that she'd never noticed before. She tapped on one of them, which issued up a set of drawing tools and palettes, and her drawing adventure with the phone's small screen format (2"x2 5/8") began. 

Now Leona frequently draws on her iPhone, using both her fingers and a stylus. She enjoys the challenge of creating art on the phone's diminutive 2”x2⅝” screen, as well as the limitation of the given tools in Notes. A larger screen and a more sophisticated drawing program may be in her future, but, for now, she is committed to the discipline of making the most of these simple tools in her portable mini-studio. 

Leona Frank has a BA in studio art from Queens College in New York and an MS in art education from Southern CT State University in New Haven. She has shown her work in numerous solo and juried exhibits around Connecticut and New York State, and most recently added to her roster of awards First Prize in Acrylics in the 2014 20th Annual Mavis Fenner Memorial Juried Exhibition at the Rowayton Arts Center. Her work is included in private, corporate and public collections, including Yale New Haven Health Care Radiation Facility in Trumbull (5 paintings) and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven (3 paintintgs), Hale & Dorr in Boston, and Linsco Private Ledger in Boston. In addition to painting, she also teaches adults and high school students in her Westport studio. 

 

Riverwalk Level Hallway
Exhibits, WestportREADS

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

Anyone Can Use ... Excel 2013

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anyone can use...The Westport Library Tech Team is excited to offer the "Anyone Can Use ..." series, which will offer once-a-week classes to show you how to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013, and will include introductions to important social media tools such as Twitter.

This Intro to Excel 2013 is for BEGINNING USERS ONLY. This one-hour class will cover Excel basics, such as: style, data, formulas, and chart creation.

You can REGISTER NOW!

Class will be held in the SEMINAR ROOM at the Westport Library 

Weeks Seminar Room
Tech Training