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IdeaLab Denver

ideaLABs: Learn about 3D printing, creating games, producing videos for free

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Mile High Mamas has been on the hunt for affordable and free entertainment for Denver families this summer.  And there’s nobody that does it better than the ideaLAB’s MakerCamp, a free opportunity for youth to do a deeper dive exploring specific projects and learn new skills, tools, or technology at various public library locations.

What is an ideaLAB?

ideaLABs are makerspaces: free community spaces to make things. Do you need to produce videos, create games, make music, or learn about electronics?  They aim to provide the tools and resources you need to make your projects happen. The tools available vary from lab to lab – please check the equipment and software lists to find the space that has what you need. The lab is free to anyone – no library card necessary!

Where are they and when are they open?

There are ideaLABs across the Denver Public Library system. Equipment varies by location.

Make with them this summer!

Each of otheir branch ideaLABs will host a series of workshops on various topics.  No pre-registration nor prior experience is required, but attendance will be limited, see the links below for more details.

  • Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
    Tuesday, July 12 – Saturday, July 16
  • Montbello Branch Library
    Tuesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 23
  • Hampden Branch Library
    Tuesday, July 26 – Saturday July 30
    1 PM – 2:30 PM
    Ages 9+
  • Sam Gary Branch Library
    Tuesday, August 9 – Saturday, August 13

Learn Something New

Join an upcoming DIY program, check out their Instructables page for step-by-step tutorials for a variety of projects, or watch one of their YouTube videos. Tired of screens and videos? They’re producing Make It Cards in English and Spanish – project ideas using easy-to-find supplies. Find them distributed at our bookmobile visits, on our Instructables page,

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