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Laura Miller

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Digital Services Librarian

March 2019

LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: One Book New Canaan

March 23 @ 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. This month's challenge is inspired by the challenge posed to the students competing in the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara in Spare Parts. Teams can choose to build a robot that can retrieve an object from a tight space or measure the length of an object. For ages 9+. Please register>> Did you know that the Library has LEGO Mindstorms EV3…

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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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Sewing Basics

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Learn to use a sewing machine on your own in this class taught by instructor Abby Walker. This introductory class session will teach participants the parts of the machine and their uses, how to wind a bobbin and thread the machine, uses of different stitches, and safety habits. After attending this class, you will be certified to use the Library’s sewing machines (at the Library) any time you would like! This class is for teens ages 11+ and adults. Please…

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

March 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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Visit and Play at St. Luke’s New designLab

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Luke’s, 377 North Wilton Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Come tour the new designLab at St. Luke’s School with Director Michael Mitchell! Upper School Robotics and Engineering students will show off their in-progress projects, and then families will have the opportunity to tinker with tech, including Arduino and Hummingbird Robotics kits. Best for families with children in grades 3 and up. Space is limited; please register>>

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April 2019

3D Printer Certification: MakerBot

April 6 @ 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: Lulzbot

April 13 @ 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

April 16 @ 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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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: Egg Hunt

April 17 @ 10:30 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 an robot using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. For this month’s challenge, your robot is being sent on an egg hunt. Add rabbit ears and use your robot's color sensor to find pink, green and blue eggs. 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…

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Programming with the NASA API

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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NASA openly shares data through APIs that enable developers to incorporate this data into their programs. After learning about APIs and JSON, we will become citizen scientists as we explore ways to mashup NASA data. We will be working with NASA APIs using Javascript to parse the data. Some coding experience is helpful, but not required. Curiosity about space and coding is a must. Intended for students ages 11-high school. Please register>>

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Typing Tuesdays

April 23 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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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Drop-in Earth Day in the MakerLab

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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What can you make from plastic bags, cardboard, straws or newspaper? We are finding new uses for these items in celebration of Earth Day. Drop by the MakerLab for several stations featuring projects you can make using recyclables. Drop-in any time between 10 and noon. No registration needed. Projects fun for families with children 8 and older.

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