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

Tuesday, August 4

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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Comic Book Based Crafts – 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Wednesday, August 5

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of comic creations as we take on a variety of crafts with some of our favorite caped crusaders. In this workshop participants will make comic book buttons and magnets as well as superhero finger puppets with felt! Once completed we might just have to put together a mini-show or stop motion video.

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.

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Prince and the Pauper Performance – for Families (Auditorium)

Friday, August 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mark Twain’s 1881 timeless children’s story is brought to life in this captivating adaptation by Shakesperience Productions Inc. While enjoying the commanding and powerful delivery of this age-old story, the audience can reflect upon the advantages of nonviolent problem-solving as they also reassess the benefits of friendship. This production offers a connection that is both exciting and appealing.

Shakesperience educates and inspires students, families and theater professionals through the arts in order to explore social constructs and foster mutual respect for people. All of their performances are innovative, interactive and thought-provoking and deep rooted in classical literature.

Registration for this program is not required. Please bring the entire family to enjoy the show.

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Munchies and a Matinee – CANCELLED

Saturday, August 8

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Underdog!?! 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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Learning Labs: Hands-on Workshops with our MakerLab – for 5th thru 12th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Tuesday, August 11

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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

Tuesday, August 18

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, August 18

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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Climate Change with the Stamford Museum and Nature Center – 3rd thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, August 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this multi-station lab class, participants will examine scientific data and make conclusions about evidence of climate change. Participants will differentiate between climate and weather, learn about the greenhouse effect, study simulated ice core data and observe changes in glaciers over time. Real world data and scientific evidence will shed light on this timely topic on both a global and local level and will remind us what Environmental Heroes are all about.

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 Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

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

Thursday, August 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you and your kids interested in learning how to make files for 3D printing? Wouldn’t be fun to learn more about the MakerBot and all its possibilities together? Well, this class is especially geared towards the younger set and their caregivers. Our volunteer will walk everyone through basic 3D design and different computer software to create a simple file that you can then print on the library’s 3D printer!

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly and caregivers are required to come with child signups since this is a family activity.

Click here to register or call 203.488.1441. ext. 323.

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Summer Reading Ends – All Ages (Youth Services Department)

Saturday, August 22

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the last day to check-in for summer reading! If you have met your reading goal make sure to pop into the library to create your 3D print. We would love to see you and cannot wait to wish you fun on the rest of your summer break.

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Disney Songs: Heroes, Heroines and Animals with Ginny Bales and Jay Gitlin – for Families (Auditorium)

Saturday, August 22

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Close out summer reading with musical fun and inspiration from the early classic days of Mickey Mouse and Cinderella through Mary Poppins, the Lion King, Pocahontas, and Frozen.  Children of all ages can sing along to these beloved songs and movement will be involved.
Ginny Bales & Jay Gitlin started a band together the week after their wedding over 3 decades ago.  The Bales-Gitlin Band has played for hundreds of events on the shoreline and thousands across the tri-state area, including over 2000 weddings.  Their expertise has made them the band that other musicians hire for their own celebrations.
Registration for this program is not required.
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, August 25

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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

Saturday, September 12

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you and your kids interested in learning how to make files for 3D printing? Wouldn’t be fun to learn more about the MakerBot and all its possibilities together? Well, this class is especially geared towards the younger set and their caregivers. Our volunteer will walk everyone through basic 3D design and different computer software to create a simple file that you can then print on the library’s 3D printer!

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly and caregivers are required to come with child signups since this is a family activity.

To register or call 203.488.1441. ext. 323.

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

Tuesday, September 15

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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

Tuesday, September 22

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.

ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL

Support for Learning Labs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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

Wednesday, November 25

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 our 3D printer? During this two hour session participants will see our 3D printer in action, learn about its components and will then play around with our 3D printing design software to create something that we can print throughout the week for you to take home. This will be a fun and hands-on introduction to 3D design and the FREE software that you can continue to use at home.

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

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

Wednesday, January 13

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 create stop-motion videos? During this two hour session participants will see stop-motion videos in action and then learn the components of our stop-motion app so that they can create their very own videos. Participants will then work together with various props to make their own storylines and characters which will be brought to life through their picture taking and editing skills. We will then share everyone’s videos on our projector screen so that we can see what everyone came up with. This will be a fun and hands-on introduction to stop-motion design.

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

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.