Graphic Reads: A Graphic Novel Book Club – 3rd thru 5th Grade (YS Department)
Mondays once a month
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This we are going to keep our graphic book club rolling! 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
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!
Paper to Popcorn: A Movie vs. Book Showdown – Middle School and Up
Every 3rd Tuesday of the Month
3:30 pm - 6:15 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!?!
February’s Book/Movie – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
March’s Book/Movie – Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
April’s Book/Movie – Scorch Trials by James Dashner
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
Learning Labs: Hands-on Workshops with our MakerLab – 5th thru 12th Grade (Auditorium)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This winter join our Maker Camp Saturday mornings starting in February, 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.
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.
Experiment with Us: Middle School and Up (Auditorium)
Thursdays once a month
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Head to the Blackstone the first Thursday of every month for a different hands-on experiment. During each session we will uncover different scientific topics by learning about it, reviewing the experiment, creating predictions and then putting the scientific predictions to the test! Experiments include but are not limited to an egg drop, building a volcano and the creation of slime. Always hands-on and create way to experience trial and error.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today.