Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library ideaLAB

panorama of the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales ideaLAB

Where is the ideaLAB?

We are in the northeast corner of Floor 1 of the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales branch, immediately to your right as you walk in through the west doors.


The Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library is open year-round for drop in hours, five days a week.

If you want to use the 3D printer, we highly recommend reserving it by calling us at 720-865-2364. 3D printer appointments are limited to one 2 hour session per person per week. Reservations can be made up to two weeks in advance. All other equipment is available without reservation.

  • Tuesday - Thursday 1 PM -5:30 PM
  • Friday & Saturday 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

We also run workshops and programs — be sure to check the events & classes calendar regularly! 

What can I make at the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales ideaLAB?


  • 3 sewing machines (Brother CS6000i and Singer Quantum Stylist 9960)
  • 2 industrial sewing machines (Kingmax)
  • Quilting machine (Brother PQ1500SL)
  • Serger (Juki MO-644D)
  • Coverstitch machine (Janome CoverPro 2000CPX)
  • Embroidery machine (Janome Memory Craft 550E)
  • Hatch Embroidery Digitizer
  • A huge variety of sewing tools and supplies - rotary cutters, fabric scissors, cutting mats, threaders, seam rippers, pins, tailor’s pens, thread and fabric
  • Hand embroidery supplies - Aida cloth, floss, needles and hoops
  • Schacht Cricket Quartet loom set up with a community project
  • Addi Express King Knitting Machine (46 needles)
  • Round and long knitting looms
  • A huge variety of knitting and crocheting supplies and yarn 

Fabrication tools and software


  • Cricut Maker with mats and tools
  • A limited supply of adhesive and heat transfer vinyl
  • 1” button maker
  • Pompom makers
  • Needle felting tools and supplies
  • A huge variety of jewelry supplies - chain, jump rings, lobster clasps, earring backs, beads
  • Various jewelry making tools - pliers and wire cutters, files, burnishers, jeweler's saw, chasing hammer, metal stamping kit
  • Acrylic paints and brushes


  • GarageBand
  • Logic X Pro
  • AKAI Professional MPK Mini MIDI Keyboard

Please note: Our branch Recording Studio is not located within the ideaLAB. Please see our page on the Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Recording Studio for information about booking and usage.

Digital Art

  • 2 Macs and 2 PCs
  • Full Adobe Creative Cloud suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, and more!)
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • Light table - coming soon!


  • Epson SureColor F170 Sublimation Dye Printer
  • Sublimation ink and paper
  • A limited supply of 100% polyester white fabric
  • 12"x15" multifunctional heat press (with t-shirt, hat and mug attachments)


  • Electronics toolkit - soldering iron, fume extractor, third arm clamps and insulated mats
  • Soldering supplies - solder, copper tape, flux, circuit boards
  • Arduino starter pack
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Micro:Bits
  • Circuit Playground


  • Power drill
  • Jigsaw  
  • Assorted hand tools - screwdrivers, pliers, specialized driver sets

If you have questions, please contact us at 720-865-2364 or by sending an email to


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