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Laura Miller

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Digital Services Librarian

January 2019

Designing for 3D Printing: Minecraft Keychain

January 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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.  We will be working on designing a Minecraft-inspired keychain. Keychains will be printed on our 3d printers; however, due to the time it takes to print, participants will need to pick up their finished keychain at a later…

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Python Coding: Encrypting Secret Messages

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Code a Python program to encrypt and decrypt secret messages based on the Caesar cipher. Get familiar with the basics of Python syntax and coding concepts such as variables, strings and integers, and indexing. No coding experience needed. For grades 4+. Please register>>

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Stitch It! Project: Sew a Plastic Shopping Bag Holder

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Getting organized in the new year? This item will keep your leftover shopping bags in one place and easy to dispense, Plus, you will be reusing them which is even better than recycling! This beginner project makes a great gift and can be sewn from a fat quarter of scrap fabric or a handsome dishtowel. All materials provided. Open to five individuals of all ages (adults and teens 11 and up). Participants must have been certified or already familiar with…

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 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! 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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Flextangle MakerLab Drop In

January 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Drop in to the MakerLab to color, cut, fold and construct a flextangle- a hypnotic infinitely turning paper toy. No registration needed. Drop in any time between 3:30 and 5. For ages 8+. From mtbethelart.blogspot.com

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

January 26 @ 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 Printer Certification: MakerBot

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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February 2019

3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

February 5 @ 4:30 pm - 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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Marble Run for Grades K-1

February 7 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Program Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Calling all engineers, problem-solvers and creative thinkers! We’re building marble run tracks using pool noodles, toilet paper rolls, popsicle sticks & more! Build a long track or add twists and turns. Build a run for speed and then see if you can slow down the marble. For grades K-1. Please register>>

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Maker(Lab) Valentine’s Day

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a special Valentine's gift for someone you love in the MakerLab.  Drop by to use MakerLab equipment to create four Valentine's-themed projects including paper roses on the Cricut and heart bookmarks with yarn. For ages 5-adult. Those under 8 will need adult assistance. Drop-in anytime between 10 and noon. No registration needed.

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 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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Un-Valentine’s Day Cross Stitch

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Opt-out of Valentine's Day this year with an Un-Valentine's Day cross stitch project. Pair hearts or roses with a salty saying. No sewing or embroidery experience needed. Fabric, hoops, needles and floss will be provided. Snacks included! For ages 11-high school. Please register>>

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3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

February 16 @ 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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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: Snow Day

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Date(s) 11/3/2018 Description Working in small teams, build and program an robot using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. For this month’s challenge, your robot faces a snow day. Your robot needs to clear as many cotton balls as possible in a minute. For ages 9+. 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 are welcome…

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Macramé Keychains for Teens

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make macramé keychains at this drop in MakerLab workshop.  Learn a variety of knots and get inspired by our supply of string, rope and beads.  Key rings will be provided. For ages 9+.  No registration needed.

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Typing Tuesdays

February 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 2019 at 4:15pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 4:15pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! 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. Next- we’ll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will meet on the fourth Tuesday…

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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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March 2019

Typing Tuesdays

March 26 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 2019 at 4:15pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 4:15pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! 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. Next- we’ll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will meet on the fourth Tuesday…

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April 2019

Typing Tuesdays

April 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on March 26, 2019 at 4:15pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 4:15pm

Plaut Room, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Master the computer keyboard this semester! 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. Next- we’ll have fun playing typing games! Your login for typingclub.com will work from home- keep practicing and playing after the class. Drop-in. No registration needed. Typing Tuesdays will meet on the fourth Tuesday…

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