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

Thursday, December 14

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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

Thursday, December 21

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, December 23

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spend this winter break getting in the holiday spirit by visiting us for a showing of Elf!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, hot coco and a place for you and your family to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or bag lunch.

Closed for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

12:00 am

Closed for Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

12:00 am

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

Thursday, December 28

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Origami Electra Workshop – For Families or Groups in 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Origami Electra, or modular origami is a paper-folding technique, which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger more complex structure than would be possible with just a single sheet. Each individual paper is folded as a single unit and then connected by flaps to create an intricate 3D design.

In this session families or a small group of friends will work together to create a 3D lantern, lights included! Each family/group will leave with one lantern to share.

All the necessary materials will be provided along with instructions. Previous paper folding skills are not required.

To sign up please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

Closed for New Year’s

Sunday, December 31

All Day

Closed for New Year’s Day

Monday, January 1

All Day

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, January 8

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!

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.

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Mini-Maker Table – For All Ages

Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by.

Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!