August four-day program includes maker workshops
The Butterfield Library announces a four-day program for middle school students called Tech: Unmasked to be held Monday, Aug. 3, through Thursday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. After offering a tuition-free camp for elementary school-age children for a number of years, the library is responding to the needs of children who have aged out of the original camp.
Throughout the week, participants will unmask the secrets to making movies, learning code, building robots and 3-D design. The tweens will learn using self-guided software such as lynda.com and Tinkercad. Movie production will feature filming and editing book trailers based on the required summer reading. Robot production will combine simple coding, assembly and creative detailing. But it won’t be all screen time—there will be outdoor summer fun each day, as well as special guests, including Mad Science, for hands-on workshops.
This program is for Philipstown children who are entering sixth through eighth grades in September. Registration is required. Sign up at butterfieldlibrary.org. For more information or questions, contact Maureen McGrath, head of youth services, at [email protected] or 845-265-3040.