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Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, January 18

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready!

Registration required. To register call 203.488.1441 x 318 or click here.

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

Saturday, January 21

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The Secret Life of Pets!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

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

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, January 23

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.

Spark Video: Bring Your Story to Life – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, January 25

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for an interactive story reading and creating where everyone will listen to a traditional fairy tale as well as a re-telling. Once we discuss the similarities and differences participants will be shown how to use the digital story creator called Spark Video. Through a series of formats, pictures and voice over capabilities participants will be able to create a re-telling of their very own! We will then share our masterpieces with one another on our projection screen.

This is a great way to not only tap into creativity but also get a mini hands-on introduction with a app that can be used in a lot of different ways.

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

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

Saturday, February 11

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The BFG!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

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

Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, February 13

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.

Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, February 15

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class, we’ll use the iPad to create creatures using a free 3D modelling program, 123D Sculpt. Join us if you want to try your hand at modelling from easy to use templates or from scratch. The final models are 3D printer ready!

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

Thursday, February 16

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 8 week program meets every OTHER Thursday, so when you sign up for one – you sign up for all 8.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

SAT or ACT: Choosing the Right Test for You – For Teens and their Families (Auditorium)

Saturday, February 18

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Michael Newcomer (Ph.D, Yale University), founder and president of Bulldog Tutors, for a discussion on the differences and respective advantages of standardized test options. Topics covered will include the structural differences between the SAT and ACT, when and how to choose the appropriate SAT 2 Subject tests, admissions perspectives on testing choices, and when and how to start preparing. The talk will last for 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of open questions to follow.

This discussion is appropriate for students and their families.

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

Library Closed for Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20

All Day

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Graphic Reads: A Graphic Novel Book Club – 3rd thru 5th Grade (YS Department)

Mondays once a month

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Each month we will meet to discuss a different graphic novel and share our thoughts and feelings about the characters, story and overall plot all while focusing on the artwork and how it enhances the story.

This month’s book can be found in the Youth Services Department and is ready to be checked out.

Registration for this program is required so that we know how many books to provide. To do so call us at 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323

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!