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151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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November 2017

Open Tech

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Open Tech are drop-in hours for one-on-one technology assistance. Drop-in hours will run from 2:00-4:00 PM every Thursday and Saturday afternoon. All technology questions, queries and interests are welcome. From questions about Twitter, email or a new smart phone to help with photo editing, ebooks or coding, get one-on-one assistance and discover online tools and tutorials with a Digital Services Librarian.

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MakerLab Semester: Virtual Reality

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This week we will be learning about virtual reality, including a demo with our new Oculus Rift headset! For ages 13+. Please register>> MakerLab Semester Take part in a semester of hands-on exploration in the MakerLab. Every Tuesday from October 3 through November 21 will feature a new topic and project.

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LEGO Mindstorms Challenge: Art Bot

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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What happens if you give a robot a marker? We are building robots using the library’s LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. For this month’s challenge, your robot will need to be able to move and hold a marker but everything else is up to you!  After the robot is built, we will code it to draw an abstract masterpiece. For ages 8+. Please register>> Example! Photo Attribution: https://mindstorms.dreschallenges.com/2016/02/01/sharkos-art-bot/ Did you know that the Library has LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits always available…

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Open Tech

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Open Tech are drop-in hours for one-on-one technology assistance. Drop-in hours will run from 2:00-4:00 PM every Thursday and Saturday afternoon. All technology questions, queries and interests are welcome. From questions about Twitter, email or a new smart phone to help with photo editing, ebooks or coding, get one-on-one assistance and discover online tools and tutorials with a Digital Services Librarian.

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MakerBot 3D Printers Training

November 28 @ 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. The MakerLab has three MakerBot printers: the MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen, Mini and Replicator 2X. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend the class, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register>> We recently acquired a Lulzbot Mini printer thanks to a…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly 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.

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Open Tech

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Open Tech are drop-in hours for one-on-one technology assistance. Drop-in hours will run from 2:00-4:00 PM every Thursday and Saturday afternoon. All technology questions, queries and interests are welcome. From questions about Twitter, email or a new smart phone to help with photo editing, ebooks or coding, get one-on-one assistance and discover online tools and tutorials with a Digital Services Librarian.

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December 2017

MakerLab Gift series: Light Up Holiday Cards

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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For the first week of the MakerLab Gift series, we will be adding LED lights and circuitry to paper cards to create a magical light-up holiday greeting card. Create a custom card or get inspired by one of our holiday templates. All supplies will be provided. Limit 1 card per participant. This is a drop-in event. The project will take at least 15 minutes and up to an hour to complete. For ages 8-adult. Children ages 8-12 will need adult…

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Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer Training

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 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. We will only be covering how to use the Lulzbot Mini at this class. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend…

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3D Modelling: Phone/Tablet Stand

December 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 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, we will be designing a phone/tablet stand.  We will get your started with the basic design and then you can customize it to make it your own creation.  Please note that we will not have time to print our designs at this workshop. Participants that have previously taken a 3D certification…

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MakerBot 3D Printers Training

December 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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. The MakerLab has three MakerBot printers: the MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen, Mini and Replicator 2X. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend the class, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register>> We recently acquired a Lulzbot Mini printer thanks to a…

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Cricut Basics

December 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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. 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. Please register>>

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Stitch It Workshop: Christmas Stockings

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Sew a holiday stocking using calico, holiday or tapestry fabric with the guidance of instructor Abby Walker. Participants must have experience using a sewing machine and be 14 years old or older. This workshop can accommodate five participants.

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Hour of Code: Google Doodles for Grades 4-12

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Celebrate Hour of Code and Computer Science week by coding a Google Doodle. Google Doodles are special logos that appear on the Google homepage to celebrate holidays and important people, places, and events. At Google there's an entire team of artists, engineers, and other Googlers from all over the world who help create and launch Google Doodles globally almost every day — and now you can join in the fun. Use your creativity and imagination to bring the Google logo…

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MakerLab Gift series: Jewelry Pendants on the Cricut Machine

December 9 @ 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. For week two of the MakerLab Gift series, create a custom jewelry pendant using the Cricut Air, an electronic cutting machine. For this project, you will cut out miniature shapes and text from paper to place in the pendant. Fill the pendant with a glossy medium and you have a durable and truly spectacular necklace!  The glossy medium takes up to three hours to dry. Participants are encouraged to leave…

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MakerBot 3D Printers Training

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. The MakerLab has three MakerBot printers: the MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen, Mini and Replicator 2X. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend the class, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register>> We recently acquired a Lulzbot Mini printer thanks to a…

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Learn to Arm Knit!

December 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States

Interested in knitting but short on time? Looking for a new way to work on a knitting project? Learn how to knit by using your arms as the knitting needles! In this hour-long class, you will learn how to arm knit and complete your very first project. Join us as we make infinity scarves to wear or give as gifts! For grades 5-8. Please register here.

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Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer Training

December 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! 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. We will only be covering how to use the Lulzbot Mini at this class. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly 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.

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MakerLab Gift series: Custom 3D Printed Keychains

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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For the final week of the MakerLab Gift series, you are invited to create something you couldn’t buy in stores: a custom-designed 3D printed keychain. You choose if you want to create your design digitally using software or by drawing using a marker and paper. Your keychain will then be printed on our 3D printers. Printing can take some time, so please note you may need to pick up your finished keychain at a later time. Keychain rings will be…

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Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer Training

December 19 @ 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. We will only be covering how to use the Lulzbot Mini at this class. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend…

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Stitch It Workshop: Felt Ornaments

December 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly 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.

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MakerBot 3D Printers Training

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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. The MakerLab has three MakerBot printers: the MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen, Mini and Replicator 2X. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend the class, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register>> We recently acquired a Lulzbot Mini printer thanks to a…

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Stitch It! Drop-In Knit & Crochet

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 27, 2017

MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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This weekly 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.

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Brr It’s Cold Outside: Arduinos & Temperature Sensors

December 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MakerLab, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Have you ever wondered how your house maintains the temperature you set on the thermostat? How does the equipment possibly know what the current temperature is and when to turn on to maintain a specific temperature? Or what about your freezer? How does it make sure that your ice cream doesn’t melt? We are going to be using the temperature sensors that come with the library’s Arduino kits to explore how we can use this data, combine it with code…

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MakerBot 3D Printers Training

December 30 @ 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. The MakerLab has three MakerBot printers: the MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen, Mini and Replicator 2X. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend the class, but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register>> We recently acquired a Lulzbot Mini printer thanks to a…

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Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer Training

December 30 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 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. We will only be covering how to use the Lulzbot Mini at this class. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend…

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