New Media Lab opens at the Bluffton Library

The Bluffton Branch Library, located at 120 Palmetto Way has an exciting addition – a new Media Lab.

The new space is designed for the public to learn and create projects that they might not otherwise be able to do at home. It is equipped with computers that feature a range of free and open-source software to design and edit various audio-visual files. Other equipment available includes sound gear for recording podcasts, video cameras to produce films, and the latest 3D printer.

Classes are offered daily for all ages on a variety of subjects such as graphic art and design, photo and video editing and 3D printing.

“The goal of the Media Lab is to provide the community with access to resources they could not otherwise afford, might not choose to invest in, or would need help to learn and operate,” said Ray McBride, Library Director.

What will the community be able to do with the Bluffton Media Lab?

· Express themselves creatively with music, videos, animation, and more
· Create digital projects for school
· Learn and share 21st Century skills
· Promote entrepreneurial activities
· Communicate and engage widely and effectively in a visible and audible way

The lab is now open various hours each week for classes and “Open Lab” sessions where a full-time instructor is on duty to answer customers’ technology questions.

For more information, call (843) 255-6490.

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