Identify communication tools to fit your needs, craft engaging messaging, and build a basic promotions strategy with actionable steps to get the word out. Live captioning will be available. Presented ...
Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month’s title is The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer. New members are welcome to join the discussion. Registr...
Watch a four-part series in Spanish that focuses on stories from Afro-Latinos. Presented by Baba the Storyteller. Geared for children ages 8 and older with their parents and caregivers. A Minnesota Le...
Join us to connect with your friendly librarians for a fun 30-minute storytime with books, rhymes and songs to support early literacy and reading readiness. Children ages 3 and older with their famili...
Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month’s title is Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal. New members are welcome. Registration required to receive...
Discuss important international issues and foreign policy topics at Great Decisions, a nonpartisan discussion forum that provides education on important American policy issues. A presenter with expert...
Learn how to design your own hand-drawn fabric designs from a sharpie drawing doodle and transform it using a digital repeat for printing onto fabric or wallpaper. Discover how to match the colors you...
Gain an understanding of how individual artists and small arts groups can prepare grants. Live captioning will be available. Presented by Springboard for the Arts. Registration required. Geared for ad...
Discuss a variety of great books with other members of the community. This month’s title is Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. New members are welcome. Registration required to receive an e...
Free use of equipment and software
All iLAB equipment and software is available for public use, free of charge.
Bring your own supplies
Many pieces of equipment will require you to bring your own supplies, such as fabric for use with the sewing machine. Work cannot be saved to library computers, so bring an external drive or storage device or be prepared to upload to a cloud-based service. For 3D printing, the library will supply the filament material needed to print your 3D model.
You don’t always need a library card
Most equipment doesn’t require a library card.
You will need a library card to use the following:
Wireless keyboard and mouse for Mac computers
Audio/video production pieces
You will need a library card and a driver’s license or state ID to use the following:
Creative drawing tablet
iLAB workstations can be reserved for use during most library open hours, but will close 30 minutes before library closing time, so staff can do maintenance and assist in other areas of the building.
Take a tour
To enquire about tours for individuals or groups, please call the library of the iLAB location you’d like to visit. Tours can be given during most iLAB open times if staff is available.
Meeting Room List
Meeting rooms are available to the general public at all branch locations.