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Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement. People will be able to see demonstrations, presentations, workshops, and exhibitions. No registration required; no fee.
Teens in grades 7-11, join Wilton Library’s Young Makers program, part of the national Young Makers Club, which was started in 2010 as a collaboration between Make, Pixar, and Exploratorium. Makers comprise a community of creative and technical people who help one another bring ideas to life. The Maker movement is all about innovation, invention, imagination and creativity. Maker clubs are growing all over the country and the world in spaces brimming with enthusiasm, passion, encouragement and collaboration.
Be part of our community and work with mentors in our Innovation Station to design and create an open-ended project culminating in the opportunity to share and exhibit at a showcase event at the end of May. Participants will be introduced to 3D printing, soldering, Arduino, coding, electronic sewing and other tinkering tools with the goal of creating their own self-directed projects. Projects might include electronic wearables, interactive games, furniture, electronic gadgets, motorized design, light-up jewelry, musical instruments, etc.
We encourage any teen from 7th-11th grade who is interested in tinkering, learning and creating to join us. Register for the first session on January 28th to sign up.
Discover Innovation Station's Singer Futura XL-400 Sewing Machine! Learn how designs can be printed on fabric, bags and more. Afterward, you may sign up for an individual session to review the machine basics. For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 3 students per session. Registration required.
Interested in learning the basics of how to use our new 3D printer, the MakerBot Replicator 2X? If so, join us for a one-hour group demonstration. Afterwards, you can sign up for an individual session and make your own 3D object! For ages 13 and up, and 6th and 7th graders with adults. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Space limited to 12 students per session. Registration required.
Listen very carefully. Look here and there. Taste something sweet..... or sour. Touch something slimy, sticky or prickly. Get a whiff of this. Every Monday during the month of June we will be exploring one of the five senses through experimentation and hands-on activities as well as read-a-louds and some fun videos!
On June 1, we will explore hearing
June 8: sight
June 15: taste (please note that there will be food used in this program and it is important to notify a Children's Library staff member if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions)
June 22: touch
June 29: smell.
Registration required; no fee. Grades 1 - 3 as of June 1. Supported by the Amadeo Family.
Come join us for our first-ever Innovation Day on Saturday, May 30, from 11 am to 3 pm. Wilton Library’s Innovation Day will showcase the work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math) or the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) movement. People will be able to see demonstrations, presentations, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the library. Join us for the Fairfield County Makers Guild, Greater Norwalk Amateur Radio Club, Embroidery Guild, quilting, quilling, open source robotics, a tech sandbox, die cutting, 3D Doodling, 3D printing and so much more. No registration required; free and open to all ages. The Pizza Truck and Phil and Tom Ice will be available during lunch. Sponsored by MakerBot and Bankwell in Wilton. Read More...
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