The Labs @ CLP

Teens learn best when their learning is connected to their passions, desires and curiosities.

 

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:

CLP – Allegheny
CLP – Beechview
CLP – East Liberty
CLP – Hazelwood
CLP – Hill District
CLP – Knoxville
CLP – Main (Oakland)
CLP – Squirrel Hill

Workshops

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. See the full schedule here.

Open Lab

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. Check out upcoming Open Lab opportunities here.

Recording Studios

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.

Want to know more?
Ask a Teen Specialist or email thelabs@carnegielibrary.org for more info.

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