Here's what you should know on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Darien:
Heard of 3D printers? They're machines that you can program with a design to create objects out of plastic. There's one sitting on the first floor of Darien Library (still wrapped up as of Wednesday afternoon). Here's what Darien Library is going to do with it: Show it to you at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, in the Conference Room. "3D printing has been described as having the power to revolutionize
manufacturing and rapid prototyping," according to this announcement on the library website. "Whether you're a tinkerer,
inventor, artist, designer or just curious about the world of 3D
printing, you don't want to miss this introduction to 3D printing event.
You will learn the process of turning a 3D drawing into a physical
object. We will have a Makerbot Replicator and a home built Reprap 3D
printer. Science Cafés are monthly workshops that support the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics."
Darien Library's free Friday Night Feature movie this Friday (6:30 and 8:30 p.m.) is A Place at the Table The 2012 feature-length (1 hr. 24 min.) documentary is described this way on the library's website: "50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where
their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide
nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson
and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people
who are struggling with food insecurity [...]"
HGTV's "Rescue My Renovation" show is looking for homeowners in the tri-state area who are victims of bad contractors.