Brooklyn Park Library Tech Center

An afterschool space at Brooklyn Park Library for teens to work together to use new technologies and display their work. The center is intended for self-directed use, but library staff, including the Teen Tech Squad, and volunteers will also be available to introduce teens to the technology during afterschool hours.

Hours

The Tech Center is open to all until afterschool hours, when it is for teens only.

Teen hours

  • Monday-Thursday 3-9 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday 2-5 p.m.

Technology

Technology and multimedia tools are available for music and video production, interactive programming, digital photography, graphic design, and much more.

Patrons need to provide their own external storage device (e.g. flash drive) to save their work.

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A self-service studio with audio and video recording capabilities. During afterschool hours, the studio is for use by teens only. Teens can reserve the studio in person in the Tech Center during teen hours.

Adults may reserve the studio for use during other library hours. Make a reservation online

The studio includes an Apple audio station with GarageBand, Pro Tools, and LogicX software, a One Button Studio for video recording, a MIDI controller, a microphone, and a green screen. Other equipment may be available to check out for use in the studio.

Please bring a flash drive to save your work.

  • 6 Windows PCs with standard library software
  • 9 Windows PCs with enhanced software capabilities
  • 3 Mac stations with enhanced software capabilities
  • 1 Epson Workforce DS-50000 Color Document Scanner with the ability to scan documents up to 11.7”x17”
  • Recording studio with a One Button Studio for video recording and an Apple audio station for audio recording
  • 1 Wacom Intuos Drawing Pad

 

The Apple audio station in the Recording Studio provide these tools for sound recording:

  • ProTools
  • LogicX
  • GarageBand
  • Serato DJ

The Mac stations in the Tech Center provide these design tools:

  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • LogicX
  • Gimp
  • Scratch
  • HUE Animation
  • Sketchup 2016
  • Blender
  • Audacity
  • MakerBot Desktop

The Windows PC stations have, in addition to standard library software: 

  • 123D Design
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro DC
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Arduino
  • Autodesk123D Design
  • Blender
  • Brother PE-DESIGN NEXT
  • ComicLife
  • CueX
  • FL Studio
  • HUE Animation
  • Inkscape
  • K-LiteCodecPack
  • KoduGameLab
  • LDraw
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS
  • LEGO WeDo
  • MakerBot Desktop
  • PicoBlocks
  • Python
  • Sculptris
  • Sketchup
  • SmallBasic
  • Stencyl
  • Twine
  • Unity
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