Ever wished you could draw your own logo, record a radio spot, film a commercial, craft a podcast, or make music without having to know how to play an instrument? Come to the library’s brand-new medialab to use the equipment you need to make digital art.
The Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library has just started putting together the tools you need to create print, audio, video, web design and other digital files that can help you with your business, school, hobbies, or just to have fun.
Currently the library offers Flip video cameras, tripods, a professional-level microphone and a Bamboo tablet that translates your doodles and drawings into high-quality digital images. We have Photoshop Digital Elements, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Corel Painter Essentials 4, Nik Color Efecs Pro3, Reaper Digital Audio Workshop and Audacity for recording audio files. These materials can be used in the library, using the medialab laptop.
The library will be continuously improving the medialab, with more equipment and software, as well as classes and workshops to teach you how to use these tools. We support your information literacy, and want to make the tools and skills available for 21st century content creation needs–which are already a major part of every job and profession. So please let the library know what creative tools YOU could use.
The first medialab classes will be held in May:
Thursday, May 10, 6 pm. PC Tuneup. Learn how to keep your computer running smoothly. This program is geared toward computer newbies, but even pros can learn a new trick or two.
Thursday, May 31, 6 pm. WordPress for Small Businesses. Learn how to build a website quickly and painlessly, using an online free program called WordPress.