Classes

Intermediate Excel

Thursday, August 22

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Continue your studies of Excel. Learn more ways to work with data, including filtering and sorting, plus how to create more complex formulas.

Registration required. Click here to register or call (203) 488-1441 x 318.

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, September 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Confused about your new iPhone or iPad? Need help formatting a Word document? Drop in to the library between 2 & 4 PM to get a tech question answered. First come, first served.

No registration required.

Intro to Job Searching/Resources

Thursday, September 19

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Applying for a job but confused about where to start? Come to this class, where we’ll learn about some of the great job hunting resources the library has to offer, such as JobNow and A to Z Databases. We’ll also explore resume and cover letter templates in Microsoft Word and take a peek at starting your job search with Indeed.

Space is limited. Registration required. To register, click here or call (203) 488-1441 ext. 318.

Cosplay 101: An Introduction To Costuming & Cons (Teens & Adults)

Saturday, September 21

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join veteran cosplayer Denny McDermott for an intro to costuming, conventions & more!

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start? Join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a discussion on costuming for your everyday life–from conventions to renaissance faires, and everything in between!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon character, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby for everyone!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Both teens and adults are invited to join us for this hour-long presentation, followed by a Q&A. Plus, learn more about Denny’s monthly cosplay club, coming soon to Blackstone Library!

To register, please RSVP HERE.

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine

Sunday, September 22

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you have a sewing machine sitting around collecting dust? Come finally learn how to use it with instructor Sara Norman! It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills or start from scratch. Students should bring in their working machines if they have them, but library sewing machines will also be available to practice on if necessary.

Registration is required. To register click here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 as space is very limited.

3D Print Club

Tuesday, September 24

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you curious about 3D printing? Are you a 3D design master looking to share your skills? Join our 3D Print Club! Once a month makers of all abilities can come together to learn new things, teach others, and work collaboratively on their 3D printing skills. We provide the printers, filament, and computers, just bring your creativity. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, find people with a common interest, and share knowledge. Our 3D printing instructor Jim Davis will be on hand to help if you get stuck, so all skill levels are welcome!

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Cosplay Club

Wednesday, September 25

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start?

Mature teens and adults are invited to join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a monthly opportunity to show off your latest creations, get tips and tricks from fellow cosplayers, use the library’s sewing machines and 3D printer (free!) and work together on building costumes for cons, ren fairs, LARP, and everyday life!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Ready to sign up? RSVP @ https://blackstonecosplayclub.eventbrite.com. Have questions? Want to request a special topic? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, October 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Confused about your new iPhone or iPad? Need help formatting a Word document? Drop in to the library between 2 & 4 PM to get a tech question answered. First come, first served.

No registration required.

Sewing 101

Sunday, October 6

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join instructor Sara Normand to learn all about the basics of sewing! You’ll learn about zippers and how to add them to any project, and how to sew on a button and snap. Finally, you’ll learn how to hem all types of garments including pants, skirts, and cuffs. If there’s something in particular you’re working on please bring it in. Otherwise all necessary materials will be provided.

Registration required. To register, please click here or call the Reference desk at 203-488-1441, ext. 318 as space is very limited.

Intro to Gmail

Thursday, October 17

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Want to get a Gmail account but nervous to get started? Come to this intro class, where we’ll start by setting up a Gmail account. We’ll also learn how to send and receive emails, download attachments such as pictures and documents, forward, delete, and print emails, and more.

Registration required. To register, click here or call (203) 488-1441 ext. 318.

3D Print Club

Tuesday, October 29

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you curious about 3D printing? Are you a 3D design master looking to share your skills? Join our 3D Print Club! Once a month makers of all abilities can come together to learn new things, teach others, and work collaboratively on their 3D printing skills. We provide the printers, filament, and computers, just bring your creativity. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, find people with a common interest, and share knowledge. Our 3D printing instructor Jim Davis will be on hand to help if you get stuck, so all skill levels are welcome!

Registration is required. Click here to register.

Cosplay Club

Wednesday, October 30

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start?

Mature teens and adults are invited to join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a monthly opportunity to show off your latest creations, get tips and tricks from fellow cosplayers, use the library’s sewing machines and 3D printer (free!) and work together on building costumes for cons, ren fairs, LARP, and everyday life!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Ready to sign up? RSVP @ https://blackstonecosplayclub.eventbrite.com. Have questions? Want to request a special topic? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

Drop-in Tech Help

Thursday, November 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Confused about your new iPhone or iPad? Need help formatting a Word document? Drop in to the library between 2 & 4 PM to get a tech question answered. First come, first served.

No registration required.

Mail Merge Essentials

Thursday, November 14

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Learn how to use Mail Merge using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Microsoft Word.

Space is limited. Registration required. To register, click here or call (203) 488-1441 ext. 318.

Cosplay Club

Wednesday, November 20

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in cosplay? Not sure where to start?

Mature teens and adults are invited to join veteran cosplayer, Denny McDermott, for a monthly opportunity to show off your latest creations, get tips and tricks from fellow cosplayers, use the library’s sewing machines and 3D printer (free!) and work together on building costumes for cons, ren fairs, LARP, and everyday life!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a unique art that combines costuming, sewing, arts and crafts, and acting. Because cosplayers don’t just get into costume–many get into character! Learning to become your favorite historical figure, cartoon, superhero, or other famous figure takes time, dedication, and talent. But there are a lot of inside tips and tricks that can make it a less expensive (and more fun!) hobby!

Denny has been cosplaying for a number of years, and primarily focuses on female costumes. Her most popular are Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls and Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, but she has played other roles, as well. She is also a photographer and creative writer, which she incorporates into her character play.

Ready to sign up? RSVP @ https://blackstonecosplayclub.eventbrite.com. Have questions? Want to request a special topic? Email Miss Sarah today: teens@blackstonelibrary.org

3D Print Club

Tuesday, November 26

12:00 am

Are you curious about 3D printing? Are you a 3D design master looking to share your skills? Join our 3D Print Club! Once a month makers of all abilities can come together to learn new things, teach others, and work collaboratively on their 3D printing skills. We provide the printers, filament, and computers, just bring your creativity. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, find people with a common interest, and share knowledge. Our 3D printing instructor Jim Davis will be on hand to help if you get stuck, so all skill levels are welcome!

Registration is required. Click here to register.