Idea Lab


Due to COVID- 19 the physical Idea Lab is closed throughout the summer. Please join us in our Idea Lab @ Home workshops!

Face mask-making resources:
CDC Approved Sew and No-Sew Face Mask Instructions (Written)
Relief Crafters of America Mask Making Instructions (Written, also resources for donating masks)
Craft Daily No-Sew Mask Tutorial (Video)

Idea Lab @ Home Upcoming Events

  • July 10: Join us on our Discord at 6 pm central for online Pictionary!

Make the change you wish to see.

The Idea Lab (located on the 2nd floor of the library) is a space for makers, dreamers, and the hopeful among us who want to solve the wicked problems that plague our world.  It is a community-oriented workspace designed to encourage collaboration by giving everyone the tools and support they need to realize their ideas.

Come share a skill or learn something new. This is a place where we learn from one another and mentor each other. Where hands-on creating meets problems, where ideas meet curiosity, and where we can play.

Come tinker with 3D printers, vinyl cutters, iMacs loaded with design software, Wacom tablets, sewing machines, spinning wheels, art supplies, and a wealth of salvaged recycled resources – all for use in your projects, inventions, creations, and explorations. New and interesting things show up in the space every day. Stop by to design and prototype a functional model, bring in your own class or personal projects, meet new people, or just de-stress.  Experiment, fail, and build the world you want to see.

And for students unfamiliar with the technology or equipment, the best way to start a project is to stop by during our support hours and talk to one of our student staff!

INTERESTED IN HOSTING AN EVENT IN THE IDEA LAB?

Idea Lab student workers planning on hosting an event or workshop should fill out this Google Form.

Students, Faculty, or Staff interested in hosting an event or workshop in the Idea Lab should fill out this Google Form. (This form is not used for classroom sessions – please see below).

Faculty, staff, or community members looking to bring a class to the Idea Lab should email Jody Emmings.

HAVE A QUESTION? WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IDEA LAB? 

Contact Jody Emmings

IDEA LAB SUPPORT HOURS

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:30am-10:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 8:30am-6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 6:00-10:00 pm