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April 2016

Arduino For Teens: Six Session Course

April 30 - June 11
Bethel Public Library
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Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, take inputs from a variety of switches and sensors, and control a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Join Ed Kalin, a co-founder of the Fairfield County Makers' Guild, a non-profit community makerspace located in Norwalk. Ed is a graduate of MIT and a long-time electronics and computing enthusiast.…

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May 2016

Introduction to 3D Printing – For Teens!

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library
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Introduction to 3D Printing: Check out our new 3D Printer and learn how to download printable objects from the internet and then print them on the 3D Printer. For Teens Grades 6-12. This program will take place in the Library's Technology Center. Space is limited so registration is required. Once you've attended a training session and have a parent or guardian sign a waiver agreement, you can reserve time to use the 3D printer. Support for Teen Programming is provided by…

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littleBits

May 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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littleBits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. Each littleBit has one unique function (light, sound sensor, button), and with different combinations you can make large circuits. Create interactive projects in just a few seconds! Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning,…

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June 2016

Squishy Circuits

June 2 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Squishy Circuits are an easy, fun and safe way to learn about electronics by using dough to create currents to power LEDs, buzzers, or motors. Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.  Students in grades 6-12 are welcome. Registration required. Register online, at…

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Teen Tech: Raspberry Pi

June 9 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It enables you to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning,…

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All programs sponsored by the Bethel Public Library are open to the public, and meet accessibility requirements for the disabled. Those needing special arrangements should contact the library at least 2 weeks prior to the program to make arrangements.