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Collaboratory Program: Laser Cut Bookmarks

bookmarkThursday, March 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory

Design your own bookmark and have it etched and cut out on our laser cutter. Bookmarks can be made from wood veneer or cardstock. Basic computer skills required.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. This program is also being held on March 1. Please register for only one session.


Game Night

Wednesday, March 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Game Night spelled out in Scrabble tiles
Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Origami CT

Monday, February 27th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Knit @ WPL

Monday, February 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
Drop in

yarn and knitting needles
Knit @ WPL is a place where knitters and crocheters can practice their work in the company of others. Newcomers are welcome to join, but knitting experience is required.

Why knit? Research shows that knitting supports a healthy brain and help elevate mood. What are you waiting for? Grab your needles and yarn (we will provide materials if you are without) and come to a fun filled event.

Electronics Take Apart Party

Monday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
disassembled electronics
Find out how electronics work by disassembling computers, iPads, CD players and more. All tools and equipment provided, though you are welcome to bring your own electronics to take apart.

Co-sponsored by NESIT Makerspace.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above.


REEL Conversation Presents: Shopgirl

Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Shopgirl movie poster
Join Brooks Appelbaum and Dennis Bell to view and discuss films that showcase Steve Martin in dramatic roles that are far different from his “wild and crazy” comic persona! We have chosen these films for their remarkable range, and for Martin’s astonishing skills, in addition to acting—dancing, singing, and “swordplay”—within them.

Shopgirl [2005]
Based on Martin’s novella of the same name, this tender story questions the meaning of love in a poignant triangle: complex young artist (Claire Danes), a wealthy and sophisticated older man (Martin), and a romantically clueless guy (Jeremy Schwartzman).

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