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Summer Maker Camps for Teens: New Grant Program

2015 TEENS SUMMER LEARNING LABS

Blackstone Library is offering free Learning Labs to teach teens 3D printing, circuitry, programming and sewing all summer long!
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Summer Reading BEGINS Wednesday June 17th

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Join in all the summer reading fun by taking on this year’s summer reading theme UNMASKED! The program is filled with comics, graphic novels, crafts, live action events and more. Just checkout our calendar to see what is cooking.
To sign up for the program or maintain your 5th grade and up reading log click here.
We cannot wait to see you SOAR!

Upcoming Events

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Super Birds and Their Super Abilities with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – For Families (Auditorium)

Friday, July 10

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every wonder how birds are capable of doing all the fantastic things they do? Get up close and personal with nature’s flying machines and learn a little about what it takes to lift off and take flight. One of the center’s bird ambassadors will be visiting to demonstrate their abilities as well as particular characteristics that make birds amazing.

Registration for this program is required so that we know how many participants to expect. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441 ext. 323. or click here.

This program was made possible by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

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Comic Construction with Matt Ryan – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Tuesday, July 14

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interested in learning about comic construction and what it takes to create your own characters and storyline? If so, comic book artist Matt Ryan from Free Lunch Studio will be here to talk a little about how he got started, why comics work as well as some of his famous works. He will then lead the group through the creation of a 5 panel storyline as well as how to make well rounded characters – all of which can be translated to make a full book. Previous drawing/writing experience is not necessary.

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

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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Learning Labs: Hands-on Workshops with our MakerLab – for 5th thru 12th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, July 14

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer join our Summer Maker Camp Tuesday evenings and learn how to use our 3D printer, arduino and sewing machine with hands-on projects with expert instructors!

SESSION A – is 3D printing with Randolph Pareja. Learn to design your own 3D printer projects with computer software as well as how to run the 3D printer on your own.

SESSION B – Learn about use an arduino board with computer programming, sensors, LED lights and 3D printer objects. It’s time to design and create your own electronic project! All with instructor Jim Davis

SESSION C – Now, it’s time to use our sewing machines, conductive thread and LED lights to design your own wearable technology. Zenaida Barrios will teach all the sewing basics and lead you along the way.

Spots are limited so registration is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 to register today. 

Learning Labs at the library are free of charge. They were made possible by a grant provided by the Library Services and Technology Act. 

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Hampstead Stage Presents: Hercules and the Heroes, a Greek Mythology Act – for Families (Auditorium)

Thursday, July 16

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to the Blackstone for an introduction in Greek Mythology with the Hampstead Stage! Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination as you explore the ancient Greek heroes! Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. Through mask work, poetry and swordplay participants will discover the early stories of Greece. This play is designed to bring viewers closer to early civilizations by appreciating the similarities that we all share. Perfect for Rick Riordan enthusiasts as well as those that have always loved the traditional mythological tales.

Registration for this program is not required.

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages

Saturday, July 18

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 Incredibles!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

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

*Rated PG for mild action and rude humor.

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Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 21

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!?!

June’s Book/Movie – Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
July’s Book/Movie – Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
August’s Book/Movie – Divergent by Veronica Roth

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.

 

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Learning Labs: Hands-on Workshops with our MakerLab – for 5th thru 12th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, July 21

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer join our Summer Maker Camp Tuesday evenings and learn how to use our 3D printer, arduino and sewing machine with hands-on projects with expert instructors!

SESSION A – is 3D printing with Randolph Pareja. Learn to design your own 3D printer projects with computer software as well as how to run the 3D printer on your own.

SESSION B – Learn about use an arduino board with computer programming, sensors, LED lights and 3D printer objects. It’s time to design and create your own electronic project! All with instructor Jim Davis

SESSION C – Now, it’s time to use our sewing machines, conductive thread and LED lights to design your own wearable technology. Zenaida Barrios will teach all the sewing basics and lead you along the way.

Spots are limited so registration is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 to register today. 

Learning Labs at the library are free of charge. They were made possible by a grant provided by the Library Services and Technology Act. 

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Lego Movie: Activities and Showing for Families (Auditorium)

Thursday, July 23

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Blackstone Library has created an evening for Lego lovers as we provide a series of crafts like: superhero hand prints, making your own Lego hero as well as decorating your own superhero mask. Viewers will also be invited to take part in a series of mini Lego building challenges as well as a couple of Lego building iPad apps. Once the crafts and challenges are complete families will come together to watch how an everyday person can become a hero in the “Lego Movie”.

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.

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What Would Your Superhero Drive: 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Monday, July 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s time to pull out the science behind motion and see whether or not you can create a car and/or hovercraft for your ideal hero! During this workshop participants will use everyday materials to design different forms of transportation and then put them to the test by putting their mini heroes in the drivers seat and seeing whether or not they can fly or speed on by. May the fastest hero win!

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

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Learning Labs: Hands-on Workshops with our MakerLab – for 5th thru 12th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, July 28

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer join our Summer Maker Camp Tuesday evenings and learn how to use our 3D printer, arduino and sewing machine with hands-on projects with expert instructors!

SESSION A – is 3D printing with Randolph Pareja. Learn to design your own 3D printer projects with computer software as well as how to run the 3D printer on your own.

SESSION B – Learn about use an arduino board with computer programming, sensors, LED lights and 3D printer objects. It’s time to design and create your own electronic project! All with instructor Jim Davis

SESSION C – Now, it’s time to use our sewing machines, conductive thread and LED lights to design your own wearable technology. Zenaida Barrios will teach all the sewing basics and lead you along the way.

Spots are limited so registration is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 to register today. 

Learning Labs at the library are free of charge. They were made possible by a grant provided by the Library Services and Technology Act. 

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