MakerLab

Our MakerLab is the ideal place to learn, create and share. It’s a place to explore new technologies, acquire new skills and bring ideas to fruition.We provide free access to a wide assortment of tools and technologies that promote science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) education as well as hands-on learning, collaboration and individual exploration.

MakerLab at Home

Middle School Code Club: Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

Through May  | Suggested for grades 5-8

Code your own Harry Potter house-sorting quiz in Python. Follow along with the instruction videos, get help with your code and submit your finished project to the sorting hat gallery. Go to class>>

New Canaan Puzzle Form

Month of June| Suggested for grades 4-12

You received a mysterious email asking for your help several days ago.  Someone has left clues and puzzles to solve around New Canaan.  Test your logic and puzzling skills with this Google Form-based New Canaan Adventure!  Play solo or with family and friends.  You will need about 20 minutes to complete the game.   Start your adventure>>

Virtual Computer Science Escape Room

Anytime | Suggested for grades 5-12

You were on a school field trip to the Computer History Museum in San Jose, California when you get separated from your group in the Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing exhibit. The doors are locked. The lights dim…Can you escape? Complete this by May 1 to receive a special invitation to the next installment in your inbox.  Go to Escape Room starting page>>

Code a Harry Potter Sorting Hat Game

Through May | Suggested for grades 3-5

Code a Harry Potter game using Scratch. Follow along with the instruction videos, get help with your code and submit your finished project. Go to the class>>

STEAM Resources

Tinkercad

Browser-based 3D-design software lets you keep inventing and creating from anywhere.  Create a free account and be sure to check out the Learn section.   Get started

Scratch

Keep coding, storytelling and animating with Scratch.  Login with your own account of join New Canaan Library’s class to share your projects and find project starters.

Typing Club

Join New Canaan Library’s Typing Club class and practice your touch typing.  Request to join the class by emailing lmiller@newcanaanlibrary.org. Or if you already have an account, start typing here.

3D Printing

Adults & Teens

Children

Upcoming Events

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