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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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Robotics and fun at the Maker Space’s CoderDojo

The Maker Space at the Johnson Middle School in Walpole was busy hosting one of its CoderDojo events on Saturday, November 2. CoderDojo Walpole is a volunteer organization focused on teaching kids how to code in a fun, free, informal environment. The theme of the event was “Fun with Spheros.” Dojo attendees, who are 4th-6th graders,...
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Droid-making workshop electrifies library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Any person who has ever seen “Star Wars” knows the feeling of wanting to have a droid of one’s own. Whether it’s the worrisome C3-PO, the talkative but helpful R2-D2, the small and sassy BB-8, or one of the hundreds of others from the “Star Wars” universe, there...
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Young inventors make grabbers at library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “Has anyone ever used any robots?” was the key question asked of children at the Dover library on Thursday, February 28. Some children nodded. If they hadn’t before, they were going to learn today. Children came to the Dover Library, back fresh and well-rested after finishing their February break,...
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Sky’s the limit for new Wellesley robots

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By Felix Yang Hometown Weekly Reporter On a Friday afternoon at the Wellesley Free Library, youngsters were treated to a demonstration of a new interactive robot friend named Sky. Funded and obtained by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation last March, Sky regaled its young audience with dance moves, tai-chi, and stories of pirates. The small...
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

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Actually, it’s a robot! Or, rather, two robots! The Wellesley Free Library is excited to announce the arrival of two NAO Robots. However, a proper introduction requires proper names, and that’s where the library needs your help. From August 4 through September 9, the library is asking residents to suggest names for these...
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