Experiment with LittleBits — snap-together, magnetic, building blocks for electronics — through a variety of building program challenges.

Thursdays 4:30-6 pm

McCall Room #216

Limit 12 students

March 9: Grades K-1 (Limit 10 students) — Register

March 12: Grades 2-3 — Register

March 23: Grades 4-6 — Register

This is a free program for those who attend. Due to the limited number of students, you will be charged $25 upon registration. Your deposit will be refunded less credit card processing fees upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to [email protected] a week in advance AND we can fill your spot.

Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in the Library during class.

 

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at [email protected]

 

 

The Library is pleased to be able to offer free programs and events through the generous donations of patrons like you. Please consider giving to the Library so that we can continue to offer events like this one. Your donation is tax deductible. Donate Now!

 

 

 

Experiment with LittleBits — snap-together, magnetic, building blocks for electronics — through a variety of building program challenges.

Thursdays 4:30-6 pm

McCall Room #216

Limit 12 students

March 9: Grades K-1 (Limit 10 students) — Register

March 12: Grades 2-3 — Register

March 23: Grades 4-6 — Register

This is a free program for those who attend. Due to the limited number of students, you will be charged $25 upon registration. Your deposit will be refunded less credit card processing fees upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to [email protected] a week in advance AND we can fill your spot.

Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in the Library during class.

 

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at [email protected]

 

 

The Library is pleased to be able to offer free programs and events through the generous donations of patrons like you. Please consider giving to the Library so that we can continue to offer events like this one. Your donation is tax deductible. Donate Now!

 

 

 

Experiment with LittleBits — snap-together, magnetic, building blocks for electronics — through a variety of building program challenges.

Thursdays 4:30-6 pm

McCall Room #216

Limit 12 students

March 9: Grades K-1 (Limit 10 students) — Register

March 12: Grades 2-3 — Register

March 23: Grades 4-6 — Register

This is a free program for those who attend. Due to the limited number of students, you will be charged $25 upon registration. Your deposit will be refunded less credit card processing fees upon attendance or notification of inability to attend sent to [email protected] a week in advance AND we can fill your spot.

Registration is NOT transferable. A caregiver must remain in the Library during class.

 

Questions? Contact Margaret Pastel at [email protected]

 

 

The Library is pleased to be able to offer free programs and events through the generous donations of patrons like you. Please consider giving to the Library so that we can continue to offer events like this one. Your donation is tax deductible. Donate Now!

 

 

 

Mystery Book Adventures

Sunday, December 11

3:30-4:30 pm

Students in Grades 4-6

Free; registration required

Love figuring out what went bump in the night? Whodunnits? Supernatural conundrums? Come to our Mystery Book Adventure!  You can discover titles on your own, ask a librarian, or check out one of the following suggested titles:

Finally, Something Mysterious by Doug Cornett

Surfside Girls: The Mystery at the Old Rancho by Kim Dwinell

Black Sand Beach: Are You Afraid of the Light? by Richard Fairgray

Mystery on Magnolia Circle by Kate Klise

The Mysterious Matter of I.M. Fine by Diane Stanley

We will read, discuss, and recommend!

SPECIAL MYSTERY CHALLENGE: Write the title of  your book using only emojis and see if we can uncode the name at the meeting!

Register here. 

Come Learn ASL!
Wednesdays
Higgins Room
November 2, 9, and 16
6--7 pm
Join us in this three-session workshop and learn basic words and phrases in American Sign Language. This program is taught by Talia Moskowitz and Tessa Cassell of the Staples High School ASL Club in a relaxed and fun setting. We will learn how to sign the alphabet, and signs for greetings, numbers, family members, emotions, and hobbies, so that students can communicate with basic ASL phrases. We’ll learn through direct instruction, interactive video, and lots of time to practice.
If you’re interested in having fun while learning a new language, we’d love to see you at The Westport Library!

Click here to register.

Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.

 

Come Learn ASL!
Wednesdays
Higgins Room
November 2, 9, and 16
6--7 pm
Join us in this three-session workshop and learn basic words and phrases in American Sign Language. This program is taught by Talia Moskowitz and Tessa Cassell of the Staples High School ASL Club in a relaxed and fun setting. We will learn how to sign the alphabet, and signs for greetings, numbers, family members, emotions, and hobbies, so that students can communicate with basic ASL phrases. We’ll learn through direct instruction, interactive video, and lots of time to practice.
If you’re interested in having fun while learning a new language, we’d love to see you at The Westport Library!

Click here to register.

Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.

 

Come Learn ASL!
Wednesdays
Higgins Room
November 2, 9, and 16
6--7 pm
Join us in this three-session workshop and learn basic words and phrases in American Sign Language. This program is taught by Talia Moskowitz and Tessa Cassell of the Staples High School ASL Club in a relaxed and fun setting. We will learn how to sign the alphabet, and signs for greetings, numbers, family members, emotions, and hobbies, so that students can communicate with basic ASL phrases. We’ll learn through direct instruction, interactive video, and lots of time to practice.
If you’re interested in having fun while learning a new language, we’d love to see you at The Westport Library!

Click here to register.

Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.

 

Youth in grades 5-9 can explore the world of STEAM right here at the Westport Library!

Our workshops kick off the week of July 12 and run Tuesday-Thursday, 10:-11:30 AM in the Library's Forum. These are cumulative programs and participants are requested to attend all three days.

Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

Make Makey Make with Educational Technologist  Josh Burker

August 9-11, 10-11:30 AM

For students in Grades 6-9 in Fall 2022

Limit 18; Registration required 

Register:

For more Camp Explore information, visit:

In this three-day participatory workshop you will be challenged to build crazy input devices that connect to your laptop and allow you to interact with Scratch projects in fun and engaging ways. On day one we will learn about the Makey Makey, conductive materials, and explore rapid iteration as we design various game controllers. Day two will be spent turning cardboard into musical instruments that we connect to our computer to make sounds and songs. Finally, on day three, we will get super physical and design some game inputs that really get us moving.

Requirements: Computer with USB port, ability to run https://scratch.mit.edu in your web browser, and have a Scratch account set up before the workshops.

Josh Burker is a Creative Technology Teacher at Marymount School in New York City and is the author of The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun and The Invent to Learn Guide to More Fun, both of which inspire maker to explore the intersection of crafting and technology through creative projects.

 

 

Youth in grades 5-9 can explore the world of STEAM right here at the Westport Library!

Our workshops kick off the week of July 12 and run Tuesday-Thursday, 10:-11:30 AM in the Library's Forum. These are cumulative programs and participants are requested to attend all three days.

Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

Make Makey Make with Educational Technologist  Josh Burker

August 9-11, 10-11:30 AM

For students in Grades 6-9 in Fall 2022

Limit 18; Registration required 

Register:

For more Camp Explore information, visit:

In this three-day participatory workshop you will be challenged to build crazy input devices that connect to your laptop and allow you to interact with Scratch projects in fun and engaging ways. On day one we will learn about the Makey Makey, conductive materials, and explore rapid iteration as we design various game controllers. Day two will be spent turning cardboard into musical instruments that we connect to our computer to make sounds and songs. Finally, on day three, we will get super physical and design some game inputs that really get us moving.

Requirements: Computer with USB port, ability to run https://scratch.mit.edu in your web browser, and have a Scratch account set up before the workshops.

Josh Burker is a Creative Technology Teacher at Marymount School in New York City and is the author of The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun and The Invent to Learn Guide to More Fun, both of which inspire maker to explore the intersection of crafting and technology through creative projects.

 

 

Youth in grades 5-9 can explore the world of STEAM right here at the Westport Library!

Our workshops kick off the week of July 12 and run Tuesday-Thursday, 10:-11:30 AM in the Library's Forum. These are cumulative programs and participants are requested to attend all three days.

Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

Make Makey Make with Educational Technologist  Josh Burker

August 9-11, 10-11:30 AM

For students in Grades 6-9 in Fall 2022

Limit 18; Registration required 

Register:

For more Camp Explore information, visit:

In this three-day participatory workshop you will be challenged to build crazy input devices that connect to your laptop and allow you to interact with Scratch projects in fun and engaging ways. On day one we will learn about the Makey Makey, conductive materials, and explore rapid iteration as we design various game controllers. Day two will be spent turning cardboard into musical instruments that we connect to our computer to make sounds and songs. Finally, on day three, we will get super physical and design some game inputs that really get us moving.

Requirements: Computer with USB port, ability to run https://scratch.mit.edu in your web browser, and have a Scratch account set up before the workshops.

Josh Burker is a Creative Technology Teacher at Marymount School in New York City and is the author of The Invent to Learn Guide to Fun and The Invent to Learn Guide to More Fun, both of which inspire maker to explore the intersection of crafting and technology through creative projects.

 

 

Youth entering grades 5-10 can explore the world of STEAM right here at the Westport Library!

Our workshops kick off the week of July 12 and run Tuesday-Thursday, 10:-11:30 AM in the Library's Forum. These are cumulative programs and participants are requested to attend all three days. Specialty supplies will be available to registrants from the Westport Library.

 

Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

For more Camp Explore information, visit:

 

 

Programmable Light Sculpture with New Media Artist Balam Soto

July 12-14, 10-11:30 AM,  The Forum

For students entering Grades 7-10 in Fall 2022

Limit 18; registration required

In-person sessions available for this cumulative, three-day workshop. Attendance at all three sessions is recommended. Specialty supplies will be available to registrants from the Westport Library.

Register:

New media artist Balam Soto combines cutting-edge, digital technologies with traditional media. At this workshop, students will construct a light sculpture that can be programmed with a 32-bit controller board. This project was inspired by Balam's current work in progress, Forest of Light, which will be unveiled in June at the Five Points Galley in Torrington, CT.

Sample project video available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gi0mfxqrhjc4kjf/Noodlesliht.mov?dl=0

Photos of Forest of Light in production at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vrig3g4t6i8f467/AADDa6hBGyBjE1ONJvwiJh9wa?dl=0

 

 

 

 

 

Youth entering grades 5-10 can explore the world of STEAM right here at the Westport Library!

Our workshops kick off the week of July 12 and run Tuesday-Thursday, 10:-11:30 AM in the Library's Forum. These are cumulative programs and participants are requested to attend all three days. Specialty supplies will be available to registrants from the Westport Library.

 

Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

For more Camp Explore information, visit:

 

 

Programmable Light Sculpture with New Media Artist Balam Soto

July 12-14, 10-11:30 AM,  The Forum

For students entering Grades 7-10 in Fall 2022

Limit 18; registration required

In-person sessions available for this cumulative, three-day workshop. Attendance at all three sessions is recommended. Specialty supplies will be available to registrants from the Westport Library.

Register:

New media artist Balam Soto combines cutting-edge, digital technologies with traditional media. At this workshop, students will construct a light sculpture that can be programmed with a 32-bit controller board. This project was inspired by Balam's current work in progress, Forest of Light, which will be unveiled in June at the Five Points Galley in Torrington, CT.

Sample project video available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gi0mfxqrhjc4kjf/Noodlesliht.mov?dl=0

Photos of Forest of Light in production at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vrig3g4t6i8f467/AADDa6hBGyBjE1ONJvwiJh9wa?dl=0

 

 

 

 

 

20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
203.291.4800

Library Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9AM – 9PM
9AM – 9PM
9AM – 9PM
9AM – 9PM
9AM – 6PM
9AM – 5PM
1PM-5PM

Café Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9AM – 5:30PM
9AM – 5:30PM
9AM – 5:30PM
9AM – 5:30PM
9AM – 5:30PM
9AM - 4:30PM
1PM - 4:30PM

Subscribe to our eNews

© 2023 The Westport Library  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram