GCPL’s Learning Labs, located at the Five Forks, Hamilton Mill, and Lilburn Branches, are spaces to create, collaborate, and share digital content. If you are a videographer, graphic designer, or even a future recording star, the Learning Lab has the software and equipment to turn your vision into reality. Check out upcoming events facilitated in our Learning Labs at select branches!
Jan. 2, 6pm-7pm Five Forks
Jan. 9, 6-7pm, Lilburn
Jan. 16, 6-7pm, Hamilton Mill
Want to know more about workstations, waveforms and virtual instruments? The Learning Lab is now offering an entry-level course on audio production and digital audio workstations.
3D Printing 101
Jan. 6, 2:00-3:00pm, Five Forks
Jan. 17, 2:00-3:00pm, Lilburn
Want to make awesome 3D printed stuff? Come to one of our 3D Printing 101 classes and learn the ropes in a one-hour session. Participants will receive qualification to use GCPL’s 3D printers on their own.
Jan. 10, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Lilburn
Learn how to leverage the power of the bullet journal to get organized, track your goals, and help you have a productive 2018.
Jan. 11, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Five Forks
Curious about microcontrollers such as Arduinos? Let our Learning Lab experts show you what Arduino is, and how to start using Arduinos to create incredible devices. Ages 16 and up is suggested, and registration is required. Learn more here.
Photography Workshop: Photos That Sell
Jan 13, 2:00-3:00 pm, Lilburn
Boost your online merchandise sales with these helpful product photography tips from our Learning Lab experts. We will explore cameras, lighting and staging in this workshop.
Sewing Basics: Soup Bowl Cozies
Jan. 18, 10:00am-noon, Hamilton Mill
Bring a little coziness to your life with a DIY microwaveable soup bowl hot pad – perfect for snuggling up on the couch with your favorite soup. Registration is required for all sewing classes and workshops, as space is limited.
Circuit Connections Workshop: Create a Twinkle Light Jar
Jan. 20, 1-4pm, Five Forks
Make an Arduino Twinkle Light Jar!
Learn how to use Arduino to control multiple strands of LEDs, and create a mystifying light effect. Registration is required. We recommend bringing your own laptop if you have one.
Sewing Workshop: Weighted Lap Pad
Jan. 27, 10:00am-noon, Hamilton Mill
Make a therapeutic weighted lap pad, great for sensory issues and anxiety relief. You can even take the techniques learned in this class to the next level and make a full-size weighted blanket! Registration is required for all sewing classes and workshops, as space is limited.
Young Makers: Helicopter Engineer
Calling all kids! The Hamilton Mill Learning Lab will teach you to master the power of air propulsion with an easy-to-construct flying machine. This special workshop is open to children ages 6-12