The Labs at DC Public Library

The Labs at DC Public Library

Learn. Make. Collaborate.

The Labs at DC Public Library

 

The Memory Lab is now open at Northeast Neighborhood Library and Studio Lab Express offers programming at Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library and other library locations throughout the city.

Please check the MLK Interim Services page for updates on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization and interim services.

Sign up for email updates on the Labs at bit.ly/labs-email.

The Labs at DC Public Library, originally located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, is made up of spaces that give you an opportunity to learn new skills, turn your ideas into action and collaborate with others.

Scroll down for details on what the Memory Lab, Studio Lab Express and Fab Lab can do for you. You can sign up for classes for the Labs online.

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesThe technology in Fab Lab and Studio Lab are made possible in part by the Institute or Museum and Library Services. 


What's Happening

Memory Lab

Memory LabThe Memory Lab, at Northeast Neighborhood Library at 330 7th St. NE, provides equipment for digitizing home movies and scanning photographs and slides. You can also take classes and find resources for your personal archiving needs.

Orientations are not required but drop-ins are strongly encouraged. You must provide your own storage environment, such as an external hard drive or a Google Drive/iCloud account.

Find out more at dclibrary.org/labs/memorylab.

Studio Lab Express

Studio LabStudio Lab Express will explore innovative DIY classes, events and experiences focused on exploring, learning about and celebrating the possibilities in photography, videography and music and sound recordings -- from the sparks of ideas to post-production.


Based at Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library at 7420 Georgia Ave. NW, the Studio Lab offers programs for all ages.

Get more information at dclibrary.org/labs/studio.

Fab Lab

Fab LabThe Fabrication Lab -- or "Fab Lab" -- offers programs for all ages in emerging and computer-assisted technologies, along with "maker" tools old and new.

Equipment reservations are temporarily unavailable while an interim space is secured. Sign up for email updates at bit.ly/labsemail and check the MLK Interim Services page for updates on the Martin Luther King Jr. Library modernization and interim services.

Find out more at dclibrary.org/labs/fablab.