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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Thursdays, 4:30--6PM

The Children's Library

May 5, Grades K-1 (Limit 8 students)

May 12, Grades 2-3 

May 19, Grades 4-5

Limit 10 students. 

Learn the basics of robotics and coding through Dash Robots: the small mobile robots that are full of character and drive around making noises and shining lights.

 

Register online for this free program for those who attend. Because of 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 mpastel@westportlibrary.org a week before the program starts AND if we can fill your spot.

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

Questions: Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel@westportlibrary.org.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Masks are required to be worn during this program by all participants.

Register for May 5: 

Register for May 12:

Register for May 19:

 

Thursdays, 4:30--6PM

The Children's Library

May 5, Grades K-1 (Limit 8 students)

May 12, Grades 2-3 

May 19, Grades 4-5

Limit 10 students. 

Learn the basics of robotics and coding through Dash Robots: the small mobile robots that are full of character and drive around making noises and shining lights.

 

Register online for this free program for those who attend. Because of 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 mpastel@westportlibrary.org a week before the program starts AND if we can fill your spot.

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

Questions: Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel@westportlibrary.org.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Masks are required to be worn during this program by all participants.

Register for May 5: 

Register for May 12:

Register for May 19:

 

Thursdays, 4:30--6PM

The Children's Library

May 5, Grades K-1 (Limit 8 students)

May 12, Grades 2-3 

May 19, Grades 4-5

Limit 10 students. 

Learn the basics of robotics and coding through Dash Robots: the small mobile robots that are full of character and drive around making noises and shining lights.

 

Register online for this free program for those who attend. Because of 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 mpastel@westportlibrary.org a week before the program starts AND if we can fill your spot.

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

Questions: Contact Margaret Pastel at mpastel@westportlibrary.org.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Masks are required to be worn during this program by all participants.

Register for May 5: 

Register for May 12:

Register for May 19:

 

 

 

Children's Library Winter Reading Program

January 24 -March 19 

Warm up and chill out by joining us this winter for a fun reading program. Help us decorate the library by earning snowpeople as you log your reading minutes. We will display the snowpeople in the library for all to see! Read anything, anywhere. Earn a FREE BOOK by reading 500 minutes. Complete the Activity Sheet and also earn a FREE BOOK!

Register:

 

 

 

Children's Library Winter Reading Program

January 24 -March 19 

Warm up and chill out by joining us this winter for a fun reading program. Help us decorate the library by earning snowpeople as you log your reading minutes. We will display the snowpeople in the library for all to see! Read anything, anywhere. Earn a FREE BOOK by reading 500 minutes. Complete the Activity Sheet and also earn a FREE BOOK!

Register:

 

Make a light-up greeting card using LEDs, conductive tape, and your imagination.

Thursdays 4:30--6:00 PM

Limit 10 students. Registration required. 

This is an in-person program only.

March 3, Grades K-1  (Limit 8 students) Register:

March 10, Grades 2-3  Register:

March 17,  Grades 4-5 Register:

Register online for this 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 mpastel@westportlibrary.org. 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 mpastel@westportlibrary.org.

COVID PRECAUTIONS:

Everyone who attends must wear a mask.

 

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