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Ralph Ellison Library is open reduced hours for Grab & Go service! We will be open Mon - Sat from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sun 1 - 6 PM.

Make Handheld GIFs with Phenakistiscopes

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Age Group:

Teens
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 12 to Over 18

Program Description

Event Description

A GIF is an image format invented in 1987 by Steve Wilhite, a US software writer who was looking for a way to animate images in the smallest file size. In short, GIFs are a series of images or soundless video that will loop continuously. But did you know you can make your own handheld GIF using Victorian era technology? Phenakistiscopes are one of the first forms of moving media that paved the way for modern animation. This kit will contain all the supplies and instructions you need to make Halloween-themed phenakistiscopes and templates to design your own!
This is a Take and Make Kit.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Warning: Kit contains small parts that could represent a choking hazard. It is not intended for children under 3. It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Bag.

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.