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MakerLab

151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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November 2018

Designing for 3D Printing

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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 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’re here to help! Work on your own project or idea or try one of ours.  Please note that we will not have time to print our designs at this workshop. Participants that have previously taken a 3D…

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Introduction to Arduinos: Programmable Electronics

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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 4th grade and older. Please register>> Arduino kits are available for check out and use in the MakerLab. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

November 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, and yarn will be available for new learners.

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, and yarn will be available for new learners.

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Sewing Basics for Teens

November 28 @ 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-high school. Please register>>

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Google CS First Game Design Club

November 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

MakerLab, 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. Each week we will learn about a different style of video game and create our own versions in Scratch. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Thursdays from October 11 – December 6 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least…

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3D Printer Certification: Lulzbot

November 30 @ 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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December 2018

Maker(Lab) Gifts: Jewelry

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the first session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, we will be making jewelry from MakerLab supplies! Use the Cricut to create an embroidered necklace, bead secret messages into bracelets, make a friendship bracelet and create tassels to accentuate your beaded pieces. An assortment of beads, buttons and strings will be available to fuel your creativity. For families with children 6 and older. Projects are…

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Magic the Gathering Monthly Meet-Up

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Did you ever want to learn Magic the Gathering but didn’t know where to start? Magic the Gathering is a dueling card game which incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play. Join us at the Library on Monday, December 3rd at 6:30pm to learn how to play this popular card game! Dave Kruseski, owner of Heroes Comics & Cards in Norwalk, will be on hand to teach attendees the rules of the game. No experience necessary just enthusiasm and a…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, and yarn will be available for new learners.

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Google CS First Game Design Club

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

MakerLab, 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. Each week we will learn about a different style of video game and create our own versions in Scratch. For grades 4-8. Registration is required. Meets Thursdays from October 11 – December 6 at 4:30. Please only register if you are able to commit to at least…

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Python Coding: Trivia Game

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Code a Trivia computer game using Python. Get familiar with the basics of Python syntax and coding concepts such as variables, strings and integers, and if/else statements. We will be using library reference books to come up with our trivia questions. No coding experience needed. For grades 4+. Please register>>

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Maker(Lab) Gifts: Let It Snow

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the second session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, we will be celebrating winter with projects using MakerLab supplies! Learn to cross stitch with a snowflake design, create a snowglobe ornament and use the Cricut to cut and fold a snowy craft. For families with children 6 and older. Projects are scalable for younger and older kids. No registration needed. Drop-in anytime between 10 and…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, and yarn will be available for new learners.

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Maker(Lab) Gifts: Bookmarks

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family member or friend in the MakerLab this month. For the third session of the Maker(Lab) Gifts series, create a bookmarks for your favorite readers. Craft a collage bookmark with tassels from old magazines and books, weave a bookmark and use the Cricut to cut and fold an over-the-page style bookmark. For families with children 6 and older. Projects are scalable for younger and older kids. No registration needed. Drop-in anytime between 10 and…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Every Wednesday, 4:00pm to 5:30pm. This drop-in event is a chance for knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels to chat, get tips, and learn from each other while working on their own projects. Never crocheted or knitted but want to learn? Needles, hooks, and yarn will be available for new learners.

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Light-Up Winter Painting

December 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Paint a winter scene with LED lights incorporated into the design. We will start the class by painting our scenes. While the paint dries, learn about circuits and then add a parallel circuit using copper tape, LEDs, and coin batteries to light up the night. For 4th graders and older. Please register>>

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