The Make Lab
will be travelling to several branches during Teen Read Week
(October 16-22) to make digital comics. We will be using Comic Life
software, digital cameras, and digital drawing pens. Comic Life software allows you to arrange your digital images (pictures or drawings) with pre-made or customizable layouts, apply filters, add speech bubbles and add text effects. If you create on paper we can use the scanner or cameras to digitize your drawings. If you are more interested in creating a story than art you can check out some free web based tools for creating comics using pre-drawn characters, props, and backgrounds.
Check out this comic created by the teens at the Teen Outpost (click each for full size):
if you have questions about the Make Lab or the Make Comics program.
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Picture It @ Your Library: A Photo Workshop with Lisa Huber
The Main Library is offering a unique program this Wednesday, October 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. Participants will snap pictures of the Main Library and its surrounding environment during this hands-on program with a professional photographer. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will take place inside the library. Selected photos will be displayed outside the Underground teen center during Teen Read Week (October 16-22). Limit 20. Call 574-1724 to register!
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Check out the digital art made by local teens at a Make Lab program (click each for full size):
Artwork by: Shylin @ Teen Outpost, Finny @ Bon Air Branch, and Nayely @ Iroquois BranchSo what is the Make Lab?
It is a collection of gadgets used for making digital creations. The gadgets are laptops, IPads, digital drawing pens, digital still & video cameras, digital sound recorders, wireless microphones, a scanner, and a green screen. The laptops are equipped Photoshop Elements, Corel Painter Essentials, Comic Life and open source software for video conversion, image manipulation, video editing, and video game creation. Check the library’s online events calendar
for Make Lab programs. Look for “Make” somewhere in the title.
if you have questions about the Make Lab.
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