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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

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 - Middle School Students (Auditorium)

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 – Middle School Students (Auditorium)

Wednesday, November 12

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an introduction to 3D Printing as we review the concept, see it in action and learn how to download and manipulate CAD software so that you can leave with something 100% created by you! That’s right, it is time for a tween based MakerLab at the Blackstone Library and we are interested in grabbing middle school students that cannot wait to get their hands on this new technology – so let’s see what you can really do!?!

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

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 - Middle School Students (Auditorium)

MakerLab: 3D Printing 101 – Middle School Students (Auditorium)

Wednesday, November 12

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for an introduction to 3D Printing as we review the concept, see it in action and learn how to download and manipulate CAD software so that you can leave with something 100% created by you! That’s right, it is time for a tween based MakerLab at the Blackstone Library and we are interested in grabbing middle school students that cannot wait to get their hands on this new technology – so let’s see what you can really do!?!

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

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, November 18

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

Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed

Thursday, November 27

All Day

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

Christmas Eve – Library Closed

Wednesday, December 24

All Day

Christmas Day – Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

All Day

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

ongoing events

MakerLab – Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Info to come
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