The Make it Yourself Zone, a new space where patrons can develop skills and express themselves through digital media, has opened on the first floor of the South Irving Library, 601 S. Schulze. The zone has the latest hardware, software and equipment for producing photographs, video and audio files, including Dell and iMac computers, Adobe Creative Cloud software, audio and video mixing software, photo editing software and microphone for podcasting. Many more devices will be added to the MiY tech list in the coming months, including 3-D printers, video and digital cameras, lighting equipment and iPads.
The MiY Zone is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. After 3 p.m. tweens, teens and young adults ages 12 to 21 have exclusive access to the lab until 8:30 p.m. Anyone interested in borrowing equipment or using the lab must go through a mandatory orientation with library staff and sign a Digital Creation Lab Usage Agreement.
Along with the new MiY Zone lab, library staff will offer new technology classes for adults and teens this spring, beginning with an introduction to 3-D printing for teens and adults.
For more information about the MiY Zone, call the South Irving Library at 972-721-2606.
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