Great Barrington Libraries Programs

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Great Barrington Libraries! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Registration required where noted.
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Virtual:  Livecodela
Virtual Workshop via Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 17, 10:00-11:00am
Good for children 7 years and up.
The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop on Livecodelab.  The program is a fundamental audio-visual programming language designed for kids. This workshop aims to teach kids how to create music and animate shapes to follow along; all with the help of basic coding!

Contact for more information:  Angie     angie@ricomputermuseum.org

Many times RICM has presented Minecraft and coding programs at Mason Library.

RICM's Mission
The Rhode Island Computer Museum (RICM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 in Rhode Island to preserve our rich vintage computer history and offer a glimpse of the past. RICM's mission statement is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications. Inspiring young people for the future workforce by saving old and new technology."

  Sponsored by Rhode Island Computer Museum.
@Mason  Alphabet Sin
Mason Library
Monday, Aug. 17, 10:00-11:00am
🌻Children's Garden behind the library--Registration Required✔️
Bring your musical instruments and join us for songs and fun! Social distancing outdoors! Bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
  • All participants over the age of two will need to wear a mask.

  • Hula Hoops will be provided to mark space and help children sit inside to keep distant.
  • Bring a picnic blanket to sit on.
  • No bathrooms will be available, plan accordingly.
  • Please do not attend if you have had any recent health issues.
  • Rain cancels.
Space limited Sponsored by CHP Family Services.
Virtual:  Ren’
Virtual Workshop via Google Meet
Monday, Aug. 17, 3:00-4:00pm
Good for children 7 years and up.
The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop on Ren'Py. This is a software that kids can use to create their own visual novels/text-based adventures. Participants will come up with their own story and implement it into text using a Python-like programming langauge. Visual novels are a great mix between literature and video games, giving the "player" a chance to make their own decisions in the story. Ren'Py allows users to write their own.

Required download Ren'Py


Contact for more information: Jason Yang     jason@ricomputermuseum.org

Many times RICM has presented Minecraft and coding programs at Mason Library.

RICM's Mission
The Rhode Island Computer Museum (RICM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 in Rhode Island to preserve our rich vintage computer history and offer a glimpse of the past. RICM's mission statement is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications. Inspiring young people for the future workforce by saving old and new technology."

  Sponsored by Rhode Island Computer Museum.
Virtual:  Virtual St
Virtual Workshop via Google Meet
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:00-5:00pm
Good for children ages 7 years and up.
The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop on Virtual Stop Motion Animation. Stop Motion animation is where a series of pictures are combined to make a moving image making for a great introduction into video for artists of all backgrounds. All of the components of stop motion animation will be covered through use of various programs. With these mediums you will captured live with the computer camera and put into interactive software. After the frames have been captured you will use basic video and audio editing techniques to create a finished animated video! As with all workshops, this is open to all ages.

Contact for more information: Dan Berman   4017416997   dan@ricomputermuseum.org

Many times RICM has presented Minecraft and coding programs at Mason Library.

RICM's Mission
The Rhode Island Computer Museum (RICM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 in Rhode Island to preserve our rich vintage computer history and offer a glimpse of the past. RICM's mission statement is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications. Inspiring young people for the future workforce by saving old and new technology."

  Sponsored by Rhode Island Computer Museum.
Virtual:  Virtual St
Virtual Workshop via Google Meet
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2:00-3:00pm
Good for children ages 7 years and up.
The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop on Virtual Stop Motion Animation. Stop Motion animation is where a series of pictures are combined to make a moving image making for a great introduction into video for artists of all backgrounds. All of the components of stop motion animation will be covered through use of various programs. With these mediums you will captured live with the computer camera and put into interactive software. After the frames have been captured you will use basic video and audio editing techniques to create a finished animated video! As with all workshops, this is open to all ages.

Contact for more information: Dan Berman   4017416997   dan@ricomputermuseum.org

Many times RICM has presented Minecraft and coding programs at Mason Library.

RICM's Mission
The Rhode Island Computer Museum (RICM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 in Rhode Island to preserve our rich vintage computer history and offer a glimpse of the past. RICM's mission statement is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications. Inspiring young people for the future workforce by saving old and new technology."

  Sponsored by Rhode Island Computer Museum.
Virtual:  Bot Buildi
Virtual workshop via Google meet
Monday, Aug. 24, 10:00-11:00am
Good for children 7 years and up.
The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a Workshop on Bot Building.  Join us for a blended workshop on building our own racecars! Each participant will receive a racecar kit and can join us online to build it together. This workshop is a great way for kids to get hands-on experience with wiring and learning about how motors work. 
Contact for more information:  Angie     angie@ricomputermuseum.org

Many times RICM has presented Minecraft and coding programs at Mason Library.

RICM's Mission
The Rhode Island Computer Museum (RICM) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1999 in Rhode Island to preserve our rich vintage computer history and offer a glimpse of the past. RICM's mission statement is "procuring and preserving items that relate to computer science and its history; disseminating knowledge, and encouraging research in computer science by means of visits, lectures, discussions, and publications. Inspiring young people for the future workforce by saving old and new technology."

  Sponsored by Rhode Island Computer Museum.
Mason Library
Monday, Sep. 7
Mason Library
Monday, Sep. 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Meeting in the Community Room
Mason Library
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:30-5:00pm
In the Community Room
Mason Library
Monday, Oct. 12
Mason Library
Monday, Oct. 12, 5:00-7:00pm
Meeting in the Community Room
Mason Library
Monday, Nov. 9, 5:00-7:00pm
Meeting in the Community Room
Mason Library
Wednesday, Nov. 11
Mason Library
Thursday, Nov. 26
Mason Library
Monday, Dec. 14, 5:00-7:00pm
Meeting in the Community Room
Mason Library
Thursday, Dec. 24
Mason Library
Friday, Dec. 25
Mason Library
Thursday, Dec. 31
Mason Library
Friday, Jan. 1
Mason Library
Monday, Jan. 18
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