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Future Drivers STOP Here!

Drivers Test

The James Blackstone Memorial Library has partnered with driving-tests.org to offer FREE online test prep for those preparing for car, motorcycle and commercial driving  permits. The site includes multiple tests, focused questions as well as the CT Drivers Handbook. This really is one stop shop for those preparing to get behind the wheel.

To review the site click here.

3D Printer in Action

3d printer

Take a peek at this time lapse video (below) of our MakerLab’s 3D Printer in action. This video was filmed and edited by local videographer Rich Pfeifer, and the printer is making a Blackstone Logo medallion which was designed by local engineer Sean McCulloch. We are so impressed at the talents of our community members! Want to learn more about our MakerLab? Click here!

You can be a part of the action, too! Set up an appointment with a librarian to be trained on the 3D printer and then come in to use it! Do you have skills to share? We’re looking for mentors and coaches for the different pieces of equipment in the MakerLab. If you have electronics skills, experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Adobe Photoshop Elements and/or Premiere Elements, LaunchPad/LaunchKey MIDI controllers, we want to hear from you! Call Katy Dillman at 203.488.1441, ext. 313.

Upcoming Events

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Monday, December 1

3:00 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!

Every other week 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. 323.

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Monday, December 15

3:00 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!

Every other week 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. 323.

Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga - (4th - 8th Grade)

Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, December 16

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org

Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown - Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

Tuesday, December 16

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a book club based around the silver screen as we invite middle school students and up to compare books and movies in our very own showdown! Each month students will be given a different book that has been adapted into a movie. At the monthly meeting we will discuss the characters, plot, and highs and lows of the story. Then we will watch the book’s film and put it to the test as we decide which is better – the book or the movie!?!

December’s Book/Movie – The Giver by Lois Lowry
January’s Book/Movie – Holes by Louis Sachar
February’s Book/Movie – Maze Runner by James Dashner 

and the months to follow are TBD, since we want your input too!

Pizza and various snacks will be provided at each meeting, so you do not have to worry about dinner!

Registration for this program is provided so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323 or click here.

 

Christmas Eve – Library Closed

Wednesday, December 24

All Day

Christmas Day – Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

All Day

MakerLab: Arduino 101 for Middle School and Up (Lucy Hammer) PART 1

MakerLab: Arduino 101 for Middle School and Up (Lucy Hammer) PART 1

Monday, December 29

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spend your winter break in our MakerLab focusing on Arduino, a electronic circuit board containing a series of micro-controllers that YOU manipulate in order to process actions. By programming the device and altering code you will be able to turn objects on and off through temperature changes, levels of light and/or pressure. Branford resident, Jim Davis will be here to introduce circuitry, explain the board and will walk participants through the programming process. This workshop is 100% hands-on and will have the group working together in order to accomplish various problems and/or challenges.

Please realize that this workshop is a two part series so you must attend the first day in order to participate in the second.

Registration for this program is required. To do so click here or call 203.488.1441. ext. 323.

MakerLab - Arduino 101 for Middle School and Up (Auditorium) PART 2

MakerLab – Arduino 101 for Middle School and Up (Auditorium) PART 2

Tuesday, December 30

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Spend your winter break in our MakerLab focusing on Arduino, a electronic circuit board containing a series of micro-controllers that YOU manipulate in order to process actions. By programming the device and altering code you will be able to turn objects on and off through temperature changes, levels of light and/or pressure. Branford resident, Jim Davis will be here to introduce circuitry, explain the board and will walk participants through the programming process. This workshop is 100% hands-on and will have the group working together in order to accomplish various problems and/or challenges.

Please realize that this workshop is a two part series so you must attend the first day in order to participate in the second.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203.488.1441. ext. 323.

New Year’s Eve – Close at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31

12:00 am

Library open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Library Closed

Thursday, January 1

All Day

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