Saturday, February 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This year the James Blackstone Memorial Library is challenging you and your family to visit every accessible nook and cranny of the Library to complete a series of hands-on challenges. Families can come anytime throughout the day to complete a series of brainteasers, puzzles, games and STEM related challenges. There could 5, 10 or even 15, but either way you have to find them and complete them all! Once you have completed them find Miss Mary and Miss Carly to receive a small prize.
Registration for this program is not required. Families can stop in at anytime to complete the challenges throughout the day!
Monday, February 4
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, video production and circuit creation!
Each session, we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 321.
Wednesday, February 13
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Are you and your kids interested in learning how to make files for 3D printing? Wouldn’t be fun to learn more about the MakerBot and all its possibilities together? Well, this class is especially geared towards the younger set and their caregivers. During this program we will walk everyone through basic 3D design with the program TinkerCad so that everyone can complete a simple file to print!
Please note that everyone will complete their designs before the class ends but may have to pick up their 3D prints at a later date.
Registration is required since space is limited. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.
Saturday, February 23
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Want to learn a little more about preschools in the area and compare their learning styles, hours and availability at once – then head to our annual Preschool Fair at –
Trinity Church, Parish Hall
1109 Main Street
Activities and giveaways will be included so feel free to bring the entire family any time between 10 and 12:30 PM.
For more information call the BECC office at 203. 415. 5237.
This event was created in partnership with the BECC, JBML and WWML.
Saturday, February 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Bob Hennessy, musician and harmonica specialist, for a presentation and music lesson on the harmonica! You’ll learn about the rich history of the harmonica spanning from its beginnings a few thousand years ago in China, all the way the U.S. where this tiny but highly sophisticated instrument greatly influenced the postwar Chicago blues scene, American folk music, classical, jazz, country, and rock. Bob will demonstrate these styles through storytelling and playing examples of great harmonica use in these genres.
The second portion of the class will be a harmonica lesson where Bob teaches you the basics of harmonica, including how to hold the harmonica, breathe, and find your finger style. Each attendee will receive their own brand new Hohner Special 20 C harmonica with 30-day free online lessons.
Harmonicas will be provided and given to you thanks to a generous partnership between the Blackstone Library and the Connecticut State Library.
SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, please click here.