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Intro to 3D Printing – Learn to Create Your Own Files

Saturday, May 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join 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.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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MakerLab: Basic Sewing (Lucy Hammer)

Saturday, May 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew? Do you have basic sewing skills and want to try a project? Join Zenaida Barrios in this Basic Sewing class. Using the MakerLab sewing machine and supplies, she’ll show you the basics of sewing, and will help you complete a small project to take home. For adults and teens (grades 5 and up). No experience necessary! Class size is limited, so register today!

Have your own sewing machine or cotton fabric you’d like to use (cotton shirts are OK, too)? Bring them in!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Monday, May 4

3:00 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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Intro to 3D Printing – Learn to Create Your Own Files

Tuesday, May 12

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Want to learn how to design and create your own 3D files for printing? Join 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.

Space is limited – register today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Maker Mondays: Middle School and Up (Auditorium/LH Room)

Monday, May 18

3:00 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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Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, May 19

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

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Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

Tuesday, May 19

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!?!

March’s Book/Movie – Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
April’s Book/Movie – City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
May’s Book/Movie – War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

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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Graphic Reads: A Graphic Novel Book Club – 3rd thru 5th Grade (YS Department)

Monday, June 1

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This summer we are expanding our book clubs by including graphic novels! 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. Since this year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” all of our graphic novels will have to do with main characters that make a difference.

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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Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

Tuesday, June 16

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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Summer Reading Begins – All Ages (YS Department)

Wednesday, June 17

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Summer Reading is currently in the James Blackstone Memorial Library Youth Services works! Information about signing up online and specific programs will be coming soon; so be sure to check back regularly.

As always, kick-off will begin at the Branford Festival, so see if you can find us in the sea of tents! The Department will have plenty of information and activities to keep you occupied.

This year’s summer reading theme is Every Hero Has a Story and we cannot wait to delve into what it take to be an everyday hero with you.

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

Monday, June 22

2:30 pm - 4:30 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.

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

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Graphic Reads: A Graphic Novel Book Club – 3rd thru 5th Grade (YS Department)

Monday, July 6

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This summer we are expanding our book clubs by including graphic novels! 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. Since this year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” all of our graphic novels will have to do with main characters that make a difference.

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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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.

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Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

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

Wednesday, July 29

5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

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

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Graphic Reads: A Graphic Novel Book Club – 3rd thru 5th Grade (YS Department)

Monday, August 3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This summer we are expanding our book clubs by including graphic novels! 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. Since this year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” all of our graphic novels will have to do with main characters that make a difference.

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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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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Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up (in the Auditorium)

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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Stamford Museum and Nature Center Presents: Climate Change – 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.

 

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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.