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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, December 12

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

Thursday, December 15

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.

Create 3D Characters and Creators with an iPad

Wednesday, December 21

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. Click here to register.

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

All Day

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Hand Sew Your Own Ornament – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, December 27

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Get in the holiday spirit by crafting your own ornaments with Miss Mary and Jenna. During this hour and a half workshop participants will choose from a variety of animals, trace and cut their own felt patterns and then hand sew and stuff them to create a plush holiday pal. A variety of ribbon will be included so that they can hang from your doorknob or tree.

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

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

Friday, December 30

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

This movie is rated G.

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

Library Closed for New Years Day

Sunday, January 1

All Day

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

Thursday, January 5

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.

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, January 9

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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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

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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!