Teens can be content creators at the Library! The Labs is Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's learning lab. These creative spaces provide teens with access to equipment, software and mentors in an innovative learning environment with a focus on creation. It's a chance for teens to make a movie, build a robot, learn photography, create music and more.
Visit the Labs at eight CLP locations:
Workshops are designed and led, with teen input, by mentors and usually cover a specific topic while providing the necessary training to create something new. They are an opportunity for teens to explore new technologies and ways to be creative in a supportive learning environment. Workshops occur weekly at all eight Labs locations, and are informal, fun and drop-in friendly.
The Labs at several CLP locations―Allegheny, East Liberty, and Main―offer recording studio space in the form of recording booths or mobile recording stations. These resources are available to teens only (grades 6 – 12, ages 12 – 19) and participants must earn a Recording ‘badge’ before using the equipment.
Open Lab is a drop-in opportunity to access equipment and software. Teens can continue working on a project that was started in a Labs Workshop and/or explore new interests in a unstructured environment with mentor support.
Labs on Location
Labs on Location is a workshop at a neighborhood location. Mentors and neighborhood location Teen Specialists provide workshops that draw on the interests of teens.
Want to know more?
Ask a Teen Specialist or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Photo: Ben Filio