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Creative spaces for you: The Lab & The Studio

Posted on January 17, 2020 at 6:00 am

For the past three years, The Lab at North Spokane and The Studio at Spokane Valley have been creative places for you to explore and express your creative side.

The Lab is host to art programs, STEM workshops, and a large variety of hands-on activities. With the addition of the Glowforge 3D laser printer, there are even more experiences to explore.

The Studio is host to video, audio, and photography recording equipment and the many programs that explore these mediums for tweens, teens, and adults. In March, we will once again have a filmography program with senior producer Ken Fay.

You’re invited to celebrate these spaces with us at their Open House events, and we hope you get a chance to attend some of the many engaging library programs offered in these spaces.

THE LAB

Take It Apart

Curious about how things work? Now you can take them apart and demystify technology! Using basic tools, gloves, and safety goggles, we’ll take apart electronics, small appliances, and other devices that no longer serve their purpose but may still reveal secrets. Devices donated by Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest.

For kids in grades K and up; Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
1st Saturdays, Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4, & May 2, 10am–12pm

Hands-on with the Scientific Method

Bring your curiosity, creativity, and thinking cap as we explore the realms of science. We will perform experiments, gather data, and consider the answers to scientific questions, which may create even more mysteries to investigate.

For kids in grades K and up; Kids 8 and under must bring an adult.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
2nd Saturdays, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, & May 9, 10am–12pm

Leap into Science: Wind

Air is everywhere. Discover how we know air exists—even though we can’t see it— with experiments and by exploring the ways that this invisible substance can produce very visible effects.

For kids ages 6–10

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Feb 29, 10am–12pm

Pi Day Pie School

Kate Lebo, co-founder of Spokane’s Pie & Whiskey events, shows us how to make delicious homemade pie crust to celebrate Pi Day, the annual March 14 celebration of the number Pi (3.14). Learn some tried and true pie crust techniques and leave with ready to roll out pie dough to make your own Pi Day pie. Registration is required.

For adults

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Mar 14, 1:30–2:30pm | REGISTER

Find Pi Day Pie School at our other libraries on our event calendar.

May the Fourth Be with You

Celebrate May the Fourth and all things Star Wars by learning to use a wireless cutting machine to create your own Star Wars fandom sticker for a water bottle, window, or any place you want!

For kids ages 10+

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Monday, May 4, 4–5pm

Open House at The Lab

You’re invited to celebrate The Lab’s third year as host to a wide variety of programs for learners of all ages. The Lab is also home to a number of fun and useful tools such as Snap Circuits, an Elna sewing machine, laptops with Adobe Creative Cloud software, and our latest addition: the Glowforge 3D laser printer. See what we’ve been up to, what you can get up to, and what’s up next. Plus get a Glowforge creation made just for the occasion.

For all ages

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, May 16, 2–5pm

In-Library Checkouts: Laptops & Sewing Machine
THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE

For in-library use, The Lab hosts an Elna eXplore 320 sewing machine and laptop computers that provide access to Adobe Creative Cloud, and Final Cut Pro X.

To reserve one of these items for use in The Lab during library hours, please ask library staff at the service desk, send an email to labns@scld.org, or call 509.893.8350.

GLOWFORGE 3D LASER PRINTER AT THE LAB

One-on-One Glowforge Help

Use our Glowforge 3D laser printer for your own projects during a one-on-one appointment. Our library staff work with you to make your ideas a reality. Appointments will be available 30 days in advance on our event calendar.

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Beginning in February, days & times vary

Visit www.scld.org/glowforge-help to find available appointments.

Glowforge: Stamp Making

Make a custom seal, logo, or stamp design. We discuss the materials and shapes that make for good stamp imprints and how to make a reverse image perfect for stamping. Take home a stamp that’s uniquely yours. Registration is required.

For adults & teens ages 16+

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Tuesday, Feb 25, 6–8pm | REGISTER

Glowforge: 3D Puzzles EVENT CANCELLED

Impress your friends! Confuse your enemies! Explore different wooden puzzle and brain-teaser designs and watch one created with our Glowforge. Take home a gadget guaranteed to mystify all who behold its wonder. Registration is required.

For adults & teens ages 16+

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Wednesday, Mar 25, 6–8pm |
REGISTER

Glowforge: Custom Jewelry

Discover how to cut and engrave your own jewelry with our Glowforge. Take home a one-of-a-kind accessory that you can create from ready-made templates. Registration is required.

For adults & teens ages 16+

THE LAB AT NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, Apr 30, 6–8pm | REGISTER

THE STUDIO

Drop-in Hours at The Studio

Stop by to familiarize yourself with the space and available equipment and software. The Studio is equipped with two 4K video cameras, lighting, backdrops, microphones, one Nikon D3400 DSLR camera, a ring light, two iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Pro X and a PC with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Feb–May 2020
Tuesdays, 6–8pm
Saturdays, 2–5pm

Learn about the 50 Hour Slam

Adam Boyd, one of the 50 Hour Slam founders, shares the competition’s origins, takes a look at past submissions, and offers advice on how to prepare for and be successful while competing. You’ll also learn what The Studio can do to support your team.

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Thursday, Feb 20, 6–7pm

Expressing Your Narrative in Film with Ken Fay

Have a movie concept in mind but no idea how to organize and film it? Emmy award-winning producer Ken Fay shares tips on how to organize your ideas, begin the storyboarding process, and frame shots to support your narrative.

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
March, date & time to be determined

Visit www.scld.org/ken-fay-workshops for updates.

Video Camera Crew Create: Visit Mars! EVENT CANCELLED

Create short commercials with your crew to persuade tourists to visit Mars. Learn to use a green screen and incorporate real images of Mars as the backdrop for your thrilling adventures in tourism. Registration is required.

For kids in grades 4+

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Wednesday, Apr 8, 1–5pm | REGISTER

Photographing Your Artwork: 2D Art Focus EVENT CANCELLED

Professional photographer Dean Davis teaches how to best use cameras and equipment available at The Studio to take high-resolution photographs of your artwork for grant and art show submissions, online sales, and displays. The focus of this class is two-dimensional works of art, and is open to artists of all disciplines and at all career stages. Bring a small piece of art to photograph. You’re welcome to bring your own camera. Registration is required.

For adults

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Thursday, Apr 9, 4–6pm |
REGISTER

Open House at The Studio

The Studio is turning 3 years old! Celebrate with us by taking green screen photographs and picking out your favorite background for a silly or serious, definitely unique, snapshot. You’ll get a chance to see the available resources at The Studio and ask questions to learn more about how this unique space has developed over the past three years.

For all ages

THE STUDIO AT SPOKANE VALLEY
Saturday, May 2, 2–5pm

Video Creators: Share Your Work on Public Television

If you have original video work, you can send your video to The Studio for consideration in our monthly submission to Community-Minded Television for public broadcast.

For more information or if you have questions, email studiosv@scld.org or call 509.893.8400.

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