2018-19 CTC Lecture Series Concludes

As the school year winds down, we would like to thank the Winchester Foundation for Education Excellence (WFEE) and the Winchester Savings Bank for their support of the WHS Creative Technology Center Lecture Series.  This year, we welcomed podcasters, programmers, Computer Aided Design experts, artists, scientists, nuclear engineers and photographers.  It was a great year!  We can’t wait to see what next year brings.

Check out the year in tweets at:

CTC Lecture – Beth Galston

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – WinBlock Lecure and Workshop

Beth Galston – Expressing Nature

Beth Galston is a sculptor who builds architectural scale environments based on interest in light and the quality of space.  Trained at MIT, Ms. Galston’s art has been exhibited throughout the US.  Check out her work at her website: www.bethgalston.com

Please join us in welcoming Beth Galston during Wednesday, April 10th’s WIN Block.  Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/BethGalston

Beth Galston Poster (1)

Mark your calendars, our yearly night time lecture is happening on April 23, 2019.

Nathalie Miebach, The Art of Storms

Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

6pm.  Come join us for our annual STEAM Showcase,
WHS Dining Commons

STEAM Certificate recipients will be presenting their STEAM projects and will be present to answer questions about their projects.

WHS STEAM Clubs will also present their work and be present to answer questions about their clubs.

7pm.  Keynote Speaker: Nathalie Miebach, “The Art of Storms” , Auditorium

Ms. Miebach’s work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Translating scientific data, Ms. Miebach creates woven sculptures that function both as sculptures and as instruments of the enviroment from which the data originates.  Is it art?  Is it science?

To learn more about Nathalie Miebach, see her website: nathaliemiebach.com

Busy Week in the Library!

Be sure to vote, our March Madness Book tournament is down to the Final 4!

Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling VS. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger for the Fiction Division

The Walking Dead (Series) by Robert Kirkman VS. The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds for the Graphic Division


Teen Tech week is in full swing, check out our activities:IMG_20190313_115919304

Teen Tech Week!

We are celebrating Teen Tech Week this week, and the CTC is an amazing resource for all your projects and tinkering! We have it staffed by the Student Help Desk every block.

In the library we will have a few items to experiment with that all came out of our CTC, we hope it inspires a spark to create, and there is help available to turn ideas into reality.

Here is a short list of some of our available items:

  • Squishy Circuits – Did you know that Play-Do conducts electricity?
  • Cardboard Guitar Hero – check out how to make games with a few wires, cardboard, and our MakeyMakey
  • Sew-able Circuits – your clothes and accessories can really light up your night
  • Programmable embroidery in the CTC – your stuff, your style


Come check them out, see library staff or CTC help desk students with any questions.


Check out this LED lit Prom Attire


March Madness Book Bracket

Please take a moment to vote for your favorite works in our

Library March Madness Book Bracket!

Help us determine the top Book!

Vote in each round to advance your favorite works. You do not have to have read all the works to participate, see how below.


Short on time? Read one paragraph, page, or chapter from each work and see which styles you like the most. Pay attention to:

  1. Sentence length, structure, variation, and position.
  2. The use of sensory details, figurative language, and other literary devices.
  3. The use of sound devices–alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhythm, repetition.
  4. The use of dialogue.
  5. Word choice.
  6. Tone.
  7. The use of local color (literary: idioms and slang).
  8. The use of irony.



For our graphic section, look at a few panels, pages, or chapters and pay attention to:


  1. The way of drawing (such as the degree of stylization, the amount of and types of lines used, etc.)
  2. Mise en scène and framing
  3. The type of coloring
  4. Formal appearance of verbal elements
  5. Word choice and feel
  6. The use of sound devices–alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhythm, repetition
  7. The use and structure of dialogue.

CAD Workshop during WIN Block 1/30/19

Are you interested in learning how to create images in 3D?
Have you wanted to learn to use Computer Aided Design or CAD software?
Then please join us for the CTC Lecture Series BlocksCAD workshop.

What is BlocksCAD?
BlocksCAD is a block-based programming interface that allows you to spend less time getting started using CAD allowing you to start designing more quickly.

The BlocksCAD workshop is happening during WIN Block on Wednesday, January 29th in the Video Editing Mac Lab in E Wing. Limited seating is available. Sign up in the WIN Block SignUp Genius – or at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/blockscad