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Tuesday October 22, 2019
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Book Bats
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Decorate your house for Halloween by creating bats out of old books.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 24 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Computer Tutoring
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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DIY Halloween Potion Jars
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog" – Macbeth

Create your own potion vile or storage bottle for all your creepy ingredients!  Use paint, glue, glitter, and foraged items.  Open to all in grades 6-12.  Registration is required.

 

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash, Caitlin Serra  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Book Bats
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Decorate your house for Halloween by creating bats out of old books.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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Laser Cut Jack-O-Lanterns
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (too messy). What we will be doing is making our own wooden jack-o-lantern, using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously. 

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, October 31 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Computer Tutoring
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday October 31, 2019
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Laser Cut Jack-O-Lanterns
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Just to be clear, we will not be putting actual pumpkins in our laser cutter (too messy). What we will be doing is making our own wooden jack-o-lantern, using the computer and the laser to carve out a face, assembling the pumpkins, and then painting them. These pumpkins are great because they will not rot, so you can use them for years. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously. 

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Friday November 1, 2019
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Coding with GirlTech
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Coding with Girl Tech is an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to explore computing, coding, engineering, and programming in a positive, empowering way. Choate Rosemary Hall’s Girl Tech Club will serve as mentors and instructors.  No computer programming experience is necessary. Laptops will be provided.  Registration is required for each session.  

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday November 4, 2019
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Primitive Scarecrow Plaque
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Use decorative painting techniques to create a fall scarecrow plaque. The program will emphasize lining, floating, and using a scruffy brush.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30. Please register for only one session. 
 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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No-Sew Fleece Pillows
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn a new technique for creating throw pillow covers without needing a sewing machine.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 7 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday November 6, 2019
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Computer Tutoring
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

One-on-one instruction for computer novices. We have Windows and Macbook computers for tutoring but feel free to bring in your tablet or laptop.  You may register for up to 3 upcoming tutoring appointments.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Primitive Scarecrow Plaque
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Use decorative painting techniques to create a fall scarecrow plaque. The program will emphasize lining, floating, and using a scruffy brush.

Registration required. All materials provided. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Monday, November 4 at 6:30. Please register for only one session. 
 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday November 7, 2019
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No-Sew Fleece Pillows
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn a new technique for creating throw pillow covers without needing a sewing machine.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Friday November 8, 2019
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Coding with GirlTech
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Coding with Girl Tech is an opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to explore computing, coding, engineering, and programming in a positive, empowering way. Choate Rosemary Hall’s Girl Tech Club will serve as mentors and instructors.  No computer programming experience is necessary. Laptops will be provided.  Registration is required for each session.  

CONTACT:  Jennifer Nash  203-265-6754  jnash@lioninc.org
LOCATION: Collaboratory
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, knit, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Vinyl Decorated Aprons
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Customize an apron with vinyl decals, just in time for Thanksgiving! We will be using our Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out designs from vinyl, and then ironing them on to aprons. Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held of Thursday, November 14 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Knitting for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first knitting project by learning how to do a knit and a purl stitch in this two-part program. The second session will be held on Wednesday, November 20. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Vinyl Decorated Aprons
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Customize an apron with vinyl decals, just in time for Thanksgiving! We will be using our Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out designs from vinyl, and then ironing them on to aprons. Basic computer skills required.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. New discussions are held on the second Thursday of each month. In November, we will watch and discuss Anne Lamott's "12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing."

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Monday November 18, 2019
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Memory Wire Bracelets
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Memory wire is a tempered stainless steel wire that remembers its shape and retains its coiled form. Using small glass, silver, or acrylic  beads, gemstone chips, and charms, we will make chic bracelets. They may be either one, two or three coiled loops with a charm attached on the ends.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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Arm Knit Infinity Scarves
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get ready for the winter weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you may bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, November 21 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Brother DreamMaker XE embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Knitting for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Session 2 of 2

Get started with your first knitting project by learning how to do a knit and a purl stitch in this two-part program. The first session will be held on Wednesday, November 13. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Arm Knit Infinity Scarves
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Get ready for the winter weather by arm knitting an infinity scarf! No knitting experience needed. All materials provided, though you may bring your own bulky or super bulky yarn. 

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Monday December 2, 2019
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Painted Gift Tags
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Participants will create wood gift tags depicting a snowman, tree, and mitten using decorative painting techniques.  The tags can be used on presents or as personalized ornaments. 

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00. Please register for only one session.

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Forty Winks: Herbal Sleep Pillow Workshop
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Herbs have powerful healing capabilities, whether you need them to:

  • Relieve stress, anxiety, and nervousness
  • Learn lessons from your dreams
  • Keep away bad dreams
  • Make your nights more snug and cozy

Join us for herbal enlightenment and hands-on (no sewing required) creation of your own customized herbal sleep pillow.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. 

 

LOCATION: Community Room
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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Laser Cut Snowmen
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating it using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 5 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 4, 2019
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Painted Gift Tags
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Participants will create wood gift tags depicting a snowman, tree, and mitten using decorative painting techniques. The tags can be used on presents or as personalized ornaments. 

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Monday, December 2 at 1:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Crocheting for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first crochet project by learning how to do a chain stitch and single crochet in this two-part program. The second session will be held on Wednesday, December 11. Participants need to be able to attend both sessions.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Laser Cut Snowmen
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

As you may have been able to guess, we will not be laser cutting an actual snowman, due to the whole melting thing. Instead, we will be constructing one using parts cut out on our laser cutter, and then decorating it using paints and other decorations. These snowmen can be used year after year, because they will never melt! Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Monday December 9, 2019
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Santa Takes Flight Plaque
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Create a whimsical Santa Takes Flight plaque by painting on a rustic stained board. Techniques covered include basecoating, floating, lining and stippling.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30. Please register for only one session.
 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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Handwork Studio
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you do make jewelry, embroidery, bead work, cross stitch, knit, crochet, create in mixed media, or do other handwork? Bring your project and share inspiration, conversation, and ideas with other handcrafters. This is a drop-in group for adults and teens. Bring your own supplies and a portable task light if you need one. Basic tools and some supplies are available at the Library. 

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the Collaboratory. No registration necessary. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Holiday Shadowboxes
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fill and decorate a shadowbox to create colorful holiday decor.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Thursday, December 12 at 3:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Santa Takes Flight Plaque
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Create  a whimsical Santa Takes Flight plaque by painting on a rustic stained board.  Techniques covered include  basecoating, floating, lining and stippling.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Monday, December 9 at 6:30. Please register for only one session. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Crocheting for Beginners
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Get started with your first crochet project by learning how to do a chain stitch and single crochet in this two-part program. The first session will be held on Wednesday, December 4.

Please note: This is a repeat program. Please do not register if you have attended previously.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Holiday Shadowboxes
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Fill and decorate a shadowbox to create colorful holiday decor.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00. Please register for only one session.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
 
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Talking TED
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join librarian Cindy Haiken to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. New discussions are held on the second Thursday of each month. In December, we will watch and discuss Susan David's "The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage."

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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Open Sew
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like to sew? Join people who enjoy quilting and sewing at a casual “drop in” program anytime from 5:00-9:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month. Meet people to share ideas with and get inspired for your next project! Bring your unfinished projects, either hand sewing or machine. There are portable sewing machines (or bring your own) and lots of sewing supplies and tools provided by the library for your use including rotary blades, thread, needles, pins, cutting mats, cutting table, scissors, rulers and more! While you are here you can view the Baby Lock Crown Jewel III long arm quilting machine, the Brother DreamMaker XE embroidery machine and also the Juki Exceed 600 computerized sewing machine (these machines require a training appointment with a staff member and will also need to be reserved when you want to use them). Stop by for 10 minutes or for the full 4 hours for a fun evening of sharing and learning! 

 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
 
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Basic Knitting Skills: Creating Your First Gauge Swatch
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Expand your basic knitting skills in this class that will cover casting on, knitting a gauge swatch, and binding off. Time permitting, we will also cover increasing, decreasing, and basic pattern reading. Basic knitting experience required.

All materials provided. Registration required. Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. 

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     
Thursday December 26, 2019
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Crafting Free-For-All
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We’re getting ready for the new year by cleaning out supplies from previous programs. Join in the fun and create something completely unique! All materials provided, including supplies not frequently offered in the Collaboratory. This will be a self-led activity so be sure to bring your creativity!

Registration is required to ensure enough supplies. One project per participant. All ages welcome.

LOCATION: Collaboratory
Registration will begin on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM     

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