Technology Classes

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, March 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to create your own 3D files for printing with instructor Jim Davis. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD.  For all ages. Registration required. To register, please click here.

Intro to Excel

Thursday, April 6

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this introductory class, students will learn the basics of Microsoft’s spreadsheet program.  This includes the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets and the construction of formulas for math calculations.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Excel already installed) or use one of ours.
Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318 or click here.

Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

This program is currently full.

A Week of Programming with Finch Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, April 10

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a week long programming event where we will work in teams to program and control Finch Robots! The James Blackstone Memorial Library acquired a grant from BirdBrain Technologies to work with Finch Robots for the month of April. In this 5 day course participants will learn the basics of Scratch coding language, work in teams to transform their Finch Robots into mini controllers and then create a series of mazes that each team will have to complete. Each day will be highly interactive and a great way to introduce participants to basic robotics.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323. Please note that when you sign up you agreeing to all 5 sessions.

This program was made possible by a grant from BirdBrain Technologies

A Week of Programming with Finch Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, April 11

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a week long programming event where we will work in teams to program and control Finch Robots! The James Blackstone Memorial Library acquired a grant from BirdBrain Technologies to work with Finch Robots for the month of April. In this 5 day course participants will learn the basics of Scratch coding language, work in teams to transform their Finch Robots into mini controllers and then create a series of mazes that each team will have to complete. Each day will be highly interactive and a great way to introduce participants to basic robotics.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323. Please note that when you sign up you agreeing to all 5 sessions.

This program was made possible by a grant from BirdBrain Technologies

Intermediate 3D Printing

Tuesday, April 11

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join instructor Jim Davis for intermediate to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations. For all ages.

Registration required. To register, click here or  call 203-488-1441 x 318.

A Week of Programming with Finch Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, April 12

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a week long programming event where we will work in teams to program and control Finch Robots! The James Blackstone Memorial Library acquired a grant from BirdBrain Technologies to work with Finch Robots for the month of April. In this 5 day course participants will learn the basics of Scratch coding language, work in teams to transform their Finch Robots into mini controllers and then create a series of mazes that each team will have to complete. Each day will be highly interactive and a great way to introduce participants to basic robotics.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323. Please note that when you sign up you agreeing to all 5 sessions.

This program was made possible by a grant from BirdBrain Technologies

A Week of Programming with Finch Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 13

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a week long programming event where we will work in teams to program and control Finch Robots! The James Blackstone Memorial Library acquired a grant from BirdBrain Technologies to work with Finch Robots for the month of April. In this 5 day course participants will learn the basics of Scratch coding language, work in teams to transform their Finch Robots into mini controllers and then create a series of mazes that each team will have to complete. Each day will be highly interactive and a great way to introduce participants to basic robotics.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323. Please note that when you sign up you agreeing to all 5 sessions.

This program was made possible by a grant from BirdBrain Technologies

3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and Caregivers – 3rd thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about 3D printing and the overall design process? Want to be able to use opensource software to create something all your own? Then sign up for our 3D File Creation and Printing class for families. Participants will learn all about the printer’s components, be introduced to one of the many FREE 3D design programs and then create something to be printed on the Blackstone’s 3D printer. It will be the perfect way to jump into 3D design and creation.

We have limited number of computers so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here and caregivers are expected to stay. 

A Week of Programming with Finch Robots – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, April 14

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a week long programming event where we will work in teams to program and control Finch Robots! The James Blackstone Memorial Library acquired a grant from BirdBrain Technologies to work with Finch Robots for the month of April. In this 5 day course participants will learn the basics of Scratch coding language, work in teams to transform their Finch Robots into mini controllers and then create a series of mazes that each team will have to complete. Each day will be highly interactive and a great way to introduce participants to basic robotics.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323. Please note that when you sign up you agreeing to all 5 sessions.

This program was made possible by a grant from BirdBrain Technologies

Intro to Word

Thursday, May 4

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of word processing in this introductory class. This class will cover formatting text, saving a file, how to copy and paste, as well as other useful fundamentals.  Familiarity with using computers and mice is necessary. You may bring your own laptop (with Word already installed) or use one of ours.

Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318 or click here.

Intro to Arduino (in Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, May 9

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use a computer microchip to control simple electrical elements, like LED’s, buzzers, motors, and more with Jim Davis! Registration required. To register, please call 203-488-1441 x 318.