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Laura Miller

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Digital Services Librarian

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January 2018

3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This training session covers how to use the MakerLab’s newest 3D printer: the Lulzbot Mini! Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to expand the MakerLab to include this printer. This class is open to those who have previously attended a 3D printer certification class on the MakerBot printers as well as those new to the MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printer.…

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K’Nex & littleBits: Carnival!

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Use our K’Nex sets to build a carnival ride or game- such as a ferris wheel. Add littleBits to your design to incorporate motors, LEDs, sound & more! For ages 8-14. Please register>> K’Nex is a construction toy system. The toy's building system consists of interlocking plastic rods, connectors, blocks, gears, wheels, and other components, which can be pieced together to form a wide variety of models, machines, and architectural structures. Create tomorrow’s innovators and idea-makers with littleBits electronic building…

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited print time during classes, we will be unable to print other things. After attending this class, you will be able to reserve time on the…

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FrankenTOY: Toy Take Apart & Rebuild Day!

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Curtis Gallery, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Discover what makes your toys move, make noise & light up by taking them apart! Use tools such as screwdrivers & scissors to explore the inner pieces & circuitry.  Then borrow pieces from other toys & our recycled supplies to hack, sew or glue them together to make something new (& maybe frightening!). Bring toys from home to work with or choose from our toybox. Drop-in. For ages 9+ with an adult.

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Cricut Basics

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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An introductory class for using the Cricut Air in our MakerLab. Learn how to set up a project, find design assets and operate the Cricut Air to cut paper or cardstock. Please register>> The Cricut Air is the ideal electronic cutting machine for your DIY and craft projects. It can cut paper & more with ease and precision to create anything from cards and invitations to party and home decor.

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February 2018

3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited print time during classes, we will be unable to print other things. After attending this class, you will be able to reserve time on the…

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited print time during classes, we will be unable to print other things. After attending this class, you will be able to reserve time on the…

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3D Modelling 101

February 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Our 3D printers can be used to transform an idea to a finished object using a 3D modelling software like Tinkercad, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program.  At this workshop, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating Tinkercad.  Please note that we will not have time to print our designs at this workshop. Participants that have previously taken a 3D certification course can sign up for time to print.  Those new to the 3D printers can…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

February 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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Make a Stop Motion Valentine’s Day Movie

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Stop by the MakerLab to make a short stop motion video for your Valentine!  Draw and/or use props to create your movie!  A mobile device is needed to capture and create the video. There will be a limited number of devices available for use.  We will be using a free app called Stop Motion Studio.  Participants are invited to bring a mobile device with the Stop Motion Studio app installed (Apple | Android ). For ages 8+. Drop-in. Stop motion…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Work in small teams to build and program a robot using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. After your robot is built, we will add a balloon and battle the robots to try to pop the other robots’ balloons. LEGO Mindstorms Challenges happen every month! For ages 9-14. Please register>> Did you know that the Library has LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits always available for play in the MakerLab? The kits are kept on the tall shelf in yellow boxes. Students…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

February 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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DIY Game Controllers with Makey Makey

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Participate in the winter Olympics by creating a custom game controller for a bobsledding video game using Makey Makeys. Makey Makey is a microcontroller that acts as an extension of your computer keyboard. When you attach an object to the board using the included wire connectors, it acts just like a key on the keyboard. With Makey Makeys, you can figure out how you interact with the game! Includes play time! For ages 8+. Please register>>

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

February 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D printers in our MakerLab. This session will cover how to change filament, find objects to 3D print, set up your print job and troubleshoot the printers. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects. Please note that due to limited print time during classes, we will be unable to print other things. After attending this class, you will be able to reserve time on the…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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March 2018

Google CS First Game Design Club

March 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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Google CS First Game Design Club

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
+ Google Map

Create your own video games in Scratch! Design and program video games using code, computer science & creativity. Learn important gaming and coding concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Wednesdays from February 7 - March 28 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least 7 of the sessions. Register>> Google CS Clubs are based on curriculum developed by Google. Each CS First club…

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