Teens Events

Library Closed for President’s Day

Sunday, February 14

All Day

Library Closed for President’s Day

Monday, February 15

All Day

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Beasts and Books with the Stamford Museum and Nature Center – All Ages (Auditorium)

Tuesday, February 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

It is time to welcome back the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and their newest program for all ages entitled Beasts and Books! This program allows participants to meet some of their favorite animals from our most loved books like: Charlotte’s Web or The Salamander Room. Participants will hear some of our favorite stories and then in turn meet the animals – making them jump right from the page. The Blackstone Memorial Library will be sure to have multiple copies of the books featured so that those listening can keep the magic going by checking one of them out and taking them home.

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

Registration for this program is not required. This event is meant for all ages. 

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3D Printing Intro: Design & Create 3D Printed Files (Lucy Hammer)

Tuesday, February 23

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing. Join instructor Jim Davis for an introduction to 3D file creation. Jim will walk you through the free 3D modeling software 123Design, from the makers of AutoCAD. Once you learn this software, you’ll be able to design and 3D print your very own creations. For all ages.

Space is limited – register today! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Half Day: MakerLab Program – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you looking for something to do on your half day? How about coming to the Blackstone Library to learn how to code, create games and use Scratch? During this two hour session participants will try a couple of coding games from code.org, be introduced to our video game creator and may even get a chance to use Scratch. Participants can then share their games and/or Scratch creations with one another. This is a hands-on way to be introduced to the coding language behind games, website and videos.

We have limited number of computers so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

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3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and Caregivers – 3rd thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Monday, April 11

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Interested in learning more about 3D printing and the overall design process? Want to be able to use opensource software to create something all your own? Then sign up for our 3D File Creation and Printing class for families. Participants will learn all about the printer’s components, be introduced to one of the many FREE 3D design programs and then create something to be printed on the Blackstone’s 3D printer. It will be the perfect way to jump into 3D design and creation.

We have limited number of computers so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here and caregivers are expected to stay. 

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Mystic Aquarium Presents: Amazing Sharks for 3rd thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, April 12

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are roughly 400 shark species throughout the world, ranging in size from a few inches to 40 feet.  Several are threatened or endangered, mostly due to over-hunting and the effects of pollution.  In this class, students will learn about fascinating shark adaptations, the challenges they must overcome for survival and the conservation efforts underway to protect them.

A touch tanks will be included.

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

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Half Day: MakerLab Program – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, May 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you looking for something to do on your half day? How about coming to the Blackstone Library to learn how to use Photoshop? During this two hour session participants will use the camera function on our iPads to take photos of spring findings around the library building. We will then upload those photos to our computers and edit them in Photoshop to create different moods and backgrounds. Photos will then be printed and put on display throughout the children’s department. This will be a fun and hands-on introduction to photo editing.

We have limited number of iPads so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here

 

Intro to 3D Printing (Auditorium)

Tuesday, May 24

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to create 3D files that you can print using our machines. Create a bookmark or key chain using Tinkercad: a free online 3D design program. In this class, you’ll learn by using Tinkercad’s online lessons, with guidance from our staff. Go at your own pace, and create something that’s truly yours. Space is limited, register today. To register, please click here.

*Children are welcome to attend as long as a caregiver is present.

Intro to 3D Printing (Auditorium)

Tuesday, May 31

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to create 3D files that you can print using our machines. Create a bookmark or key chain using Tinkercad: a free online 3D design program. In this class, you’ll learn by using Tinkercad’s online lessons, with guidance from our staff. Go at your own pace, and create something that’s truly yours. Space is limited, register today. To register, please click here.

*Children are welcome to attend as long as a caregiver is present.