Exploratorium Sunday at Port Washington Library

A library-wide 'faire' for all ages.

Glimpse into the future Sunday at the Port Washington Public Library. From 1-5 p.m., the library is holding an exploratorium, where visitors can enjoy an interactive, technology-inspired “faire” for all ages.

Library staff and related experts will demonstrate how the future is here, and show you how to do familiar and favorite things in surprising new ways. Friends of the Library volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the maze of choices taking place throughout the library.

Highlights of the day include:

  • Watch the MakerBot Replicator 3-D Printer in action: Liz Arum of Makerbot and Jon Santiago of HTINK (pronounced “tink,” the “h” is silent) will show how this relatively small and inexpensive device can produce physical objects from strands of melted plastic filament, aka “Makerbotting,” and literally print three dimensional objects at the push of a button.
  • Create your own web page: John Murcott and the Karma411 team will take you on a voyage inside the guts of a website, show you how websites are built and help you set up your own web page.
  • Come fly away on a Green Screen: Adventure awaits as you step into a Green Screen experience, courtesy of the Long Island Motion Picture Center.
  • Get a “taste” of the future: Chef Michael Mignano of Main Street Bakery and contestant on the Food Network’s “Sweet Genius” will demonstrate the magic of molecular gastronomy and provide yummy tastings.
  • Let the games begin: Play a variety of games including Wii, Xbox Kinect, a mobile scavenger hunt and our new online game featuring trivia and other fun activities.
  • How do you do that? Let library staff show you how to download media and information on an array of devices, and how to learn a language via Mango. Explore our mobile application.
  • Here today the hair of tomorrow: Let Delerious Hair Designs treat you to a complimentary hair or head display that is out of this world.
  • Lots more in store, including Starbucks coffee, snacks and and more.

These events are sponsored by Karma411 and co-sponsored by DC Connect, MakerBot, Xerox & Main Street Bakery.


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