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Studio Reservations, 1:1 Appointments, and Other ideaLAB News

Have you been interested in using the recording studio in the ideaLAB for your artisanal firewood podcast or your death-metal concept album about a dinosaur detective, but you don't want to come down to Central just to find out that the studio is already in use? WAIT NO LONGER! You can now reserve studio time online!

Elements of Web Design

When I say design, what do you think of? Maybe something involving graphics, aesthetics, or "style"? That’s often what I think of. But design isn’t just about the visual elements of a website or a car or a building; rather, it’s about finding solutions to real problems and creating a better user experience.

Graphic Novels! New to eMedia!

​If you've been looking to get caught up in some great stories, but don't want to commit to a whole novel (I mean, words, amiright?) why not check out a compelling graphic novel? Shoot, you don't even need to visit a library to get one! While we've had graphic novels in our emedia collection before now, we've just dramatically expanded our collection! Rejoice!

Need some suggestions on where to get started? Try one of these*:

DevCamp 2015

This summer, 62 teens from across Denver took a dive into web development with the help of local developers and the library at a DevCamp. What they made was pretty amazing.

Learning to Code at the Library: AutoHotKey

Learn to code at the library

So, coding, to me, means making things faster and easier for yourself and for others. Two ways you can do this, are

  1. Text expansion. There are probably things that you type all the time. For example, if you write a lot of email, there are probably certain signatures or closings or blocks of text that you use often. For me, I find that I frequently have to type out my email address.

How Do You Feel About Self-Driving Cars?

I don’t know about you, but I find the whole self-driving car saga fascinating. Proponents tout the potential to free us up during our commute, vastly increase safety, and cut down on traffic jams and pollution.

Learn to code at the library: joke languages

image of css code

We were talking the other day about the notion of joke languages and esoteric languages, when a colleague of mine asked me to explain how a programming language could be a joke.

I ended up over-explaining, and thought I might as well share with you as well, dear reader.

A joke language or novelty language involves—

You didn't read the Terms of Service, did you?

How many online accounts do you have? My list includes Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, Nextdoor, Ello, Flickr, Delicious, PearlTrees, Pinterest, Pandora, Amazon, Yelp, GroupOn, iTunes, Yelp, even Myspace...the list goes on and on. And for every one of those accounts, I agreed to the Terms of Service without reading them. If you’re like me (and be honest, who really reads the full terms of service?), that’s a problem.

Want to learn 3D modeling?

Want to enter the world of 3D printing but don’'t know how to make something to print? Ever since we set up our 3D printers in the ideaLAB, I've seen the same pattern happen repeatedly with people interested in 3D printing:

New Options for eBooks, Audio eBooks and Streaming Video - No App Required

Read, watch, listen...

With the introduction of Overdrive Read, Overdrive Listen and Streaming Video, you no longer need to install an app before enjoying books or movies from the library on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

Browse our eMedia catalog which shows all formats. Borrow something.

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