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Laura Miller

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Digital Services Librarian

July 2019

3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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: Lulzbot

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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! 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. During the class, each participant can choose a sample object to print from several preselected projects.…

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Typing Tuesday

July 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm

One event on August 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard! Gain a greater comfort with the home row or work to improve your touch typing. Play typing games & speed type to see if you can beat your words per minute record. We'll start each session working through exercises from typingclub.com that match your skill level. After some practice, you can choose to try typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. For…

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Medieval Math, Arduinos and Cross Stitch

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The xy coordinate system you recognize from math class has its origins in the Middle Ages. Learn a little about its history and explore real-world applications in coding and craft. Workshop meets Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26 from 10 to noon. For rising 6th graders and older. Day one of the camp, we will learn about electronics and programming using an Arduino to code a LED display. Day two, we will learn about an older technology: cross stitch which uses a coordinate system for…

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Medieval Math, Arduinos and Cross Stitch

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The xy coordinate system you recognize from math class has its origins in the Middle Ages. Learn a little about its history and explore real-world applications in coding and craft. Workshop meets Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26 from 10 to noon. For rising 6th graders and older. Day one of the camp, we will learn about electronics and programming using an Arduino to code a LED display. Day two, we will learn about an older technology: cross stitch which uses a coordinate system for…

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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: Castle Siege

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Working in small teams, build and program a robot using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. For this month’s challenge, your robot must knock over the Golden Cup- but the moat and castle walls stand in the way. For rising 4th graders and older. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> 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…

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Medieval Math, Arduinos and Cross Stitch

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on July 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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The xy coordinate system you recognize from math class has its origins in the Middle Ages. Learn a little about its history and explore real-world applications in coding and craft. Workshop meets Wednesday-Friday, July 24-26 from 10 to noon. For rising 6th graders and older. Day one of the camp, we will learn about electronics and programming using an Arduino to code a LED display. Day two, we will learn about an older technology: cross stitch which uses a coordinate system for…

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

July 30 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 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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Wand-Making in the MakerLab

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making a wand that lights up.  Decorate your wand and add a circuit using an LED, coin battery and copper tape.  LUMOS! All done playing? No problem it also turns off as if by magic. NOX!  For rising 5th graders and older. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>>

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August 2019

Introduction to Coding Electronics

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Get started with microcontrollers in this introductory class. We will learn to read a schematic to properly connect the electronic components and then program the Arduino to control sensors, lights and servos. No coding experience is required. We will use M-Block, a Scratch-like programming software to get started then transition from visual scripting to writing code. For rising 5th graders and older. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Arduino kits are available for check out and use…

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Introduction to Coding Electronics

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Get started with microcontrollers in this introductory class. We will learn to read a schematic to properly connect the electronic components and then program the Arduino to control sensors, lights and servos. No coding experience is required. We will use M-Block, a Scratch-like programming software to get started then transition from visual scripting to writing code. For rising 5th graders and older. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Arduino kits are available for check out and use…

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Tapestry Weaving

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Weave your own beautiful wall hanging on a lap loom. Learn to warp the loom and basic and decorative weaving techniques. Workshop will be held over three days: Monday-Wednesday, August 5-7 from 4-6. You must be able to attend all three days. All materials provided. For teens ages 11+ and adults. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Day 1: Warp the loom and learn to weave to create the foundation of your tapestry. Add rya knots and…

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Tapestry Weaving

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Weave your own beautiful wall hanging on a lap loom. Learn to warp the loom and basic and decorative weaving techniques. Workshop will be held over three days: Monday-Wednesday, August 5-7 from 4-6. You must be able to attend all three days. All materials provided. For teens ages 11+ and adults. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Day 1: Warp the loom and learn to weave to create the foundation of your tapestry. Add rya knots and…

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Tapestry Weaving

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm

One event on August 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Weave your own beautiful wall hanging on a lap loom. Learn to warp the loom and basic and decorative weaving techniques. Workshop will be held over three days: Monday-Wednesday, August 5-7 from 4-6. You must be able to attend all three days. All materials provided. For teens ages 11+ and adults. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Day 1: Warp the loom and learn to weave to create the foundation of your tapestry. Add rya knots and…

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Middle School Code Club: jQuery

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Meets the second Thursday of every month to explore a coding language through exercises and a project. jQuery is a Javascript library that can be used to simplify event handling and animation on your website. Go through some examples then modify a sample website to pen a side menu, show/hide text boxes based on user-selection & more. For rising 5th-8th graders. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>>

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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: Beach Clean Up

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Working in small teams, build and program a robot using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. For this month’s challenge, your robot is faced with a real-world challenge: the astounding amount of litter on beaches. Build a robot that can collect trash. For rising 4th graders and older. Register online>> Registration full? Sign up for the waitlist>> Did you know that the Library has LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits always available for play in the MakerLab? The kits are kept on…

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Camp Classics in the MakerLab

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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We’re indulging in nostalgia-inducing camp crafts: friendship bracelets, perler beads, Ojo de Dios (God’s eye) and kool-aid tie-dye. Projects fun for families with children 6+ and teens. No registration needed. Drop-in to the MakerLab anytime between 10 and noon.

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Medieval Manuscript Cross Stitch

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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There is a wealth of medieval manuscripts accessible through digital libraries and archives. Learn about Rare Books & Manuscript Libraries and take some time to explore collections. You will select a favorite illuminated manuscript and translate a letter or symbol to a cross stitch pattern to work on during class. Depending on the size of your final project, you can wear as a necklace or display in an embroidery hoop. All supplies provided. For rising 6th graders and older. This…

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Medieval Manuscript Cross Stitch

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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There is a wealth of medieval manuscripts accessible through digital libraries and archives. Learn about Rare Books & Manuscript Libraries and take some time to explore collections. You will select a favorite illuminated manuscript and translate a letter or symbol to a cross stitch pattern to work on during class. Depending on the size of your final project, you can wear as a necklace or display in an embroidery hoop. All supplies provided. For rising 6th graders and older. This…

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Designing for 3D Printing: Trick Dice

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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 OnShape, an easy-to-use, free browser-based program. At this workshop, you will get introduced to the basics of 3D modelling and navigating OnShape as we design loaded dice. Your finished project will be printed, but due to the time it takes to print, will have to be picked up the next day. For rising 5th graders and older. Register online>> Registration…

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Typing Tuesday

August 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm

One event on August 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard! Gain a greater comfort with the home row or work to improve your touch typing. Play typing games & speed type to see if you can beat your words per minute record. We'll start each session working through exercises from typingclub.com that match your skill level. After some practice, you can choose to try typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. For…

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