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Media Lab and Makerspace

Calling all creators, inventors, tech-savvy people, and not so tech-savvy people. Use our Makerspaces and Media Lab to explore, learn, and make something great!

Visit our Media Lab offering equipment for producing podcasts, music, photography, and videos!

The John and Ann Gourley Media Lab provides our community members access to audio, photo, and video equipment for their digital projects. The Media Lab is located on the main floor of the Truro Library.

All patrons may use the Media Lab after they complete certification and an orientation in the Lab. The Lab will be available for 2-hour reservable time slots. Members 16+ may use the Lab unassisted, while anyone younger needs to be with an adult who has completed certification. Up to four people may be in the Lab at one time. The certified person who makes the reservation must be present in the room and assume responsibility for the group.

Book a session here.

Media Lab Training Guide

Media Lab Agreement Form

Podcasting and Music Equipment includes:

  • Audio input
  • Midi keyboard
  • Condenser microphone
  • Dynamic microphone
  • Digital drum kit
  • Studio monitors
  • Headphones

Photography and Video Equipment includes:

  • Digital camera
  • Video camera
  • Tripod
  • Umbrella lights
  • Green screen

An iMac computer with recording and photo and video editing software is available for use.

Gather, invent, and learn in our Malcolm and Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab and our maker programs offered across our region. Our free 3D printers, software, vinyl cutters, and other tools will help you create pretty much anything you can imagine.

What is a Makerspace?

The idea behind makerspaces is simple: they are places where people can come together to learn about technology, crafts, and other kinds of making as well as share knowledge and skills with others, and to apply this knowledge and skill by creating things.

The Malcolm and Charlotte MacQuarrie Maker Lab is located on the main floor of the Truro Library.

If you have questions about any Maker equipment, services or programs, please email info@cehpubliclibrary.ca.

Book a session here.

Book a Session in the Media Lab

Bookings can be made up to one month in advance, with one booking per week. The main user (the person who makes the booking) must complete one or both media stream certifications and a quick orientation in the space prior to use.

Media Streams:

  1. Podcasting & Music
  2. Photography & Video

Media lab policies can be found on our policy page.

Name(Required)
Are you 16 years of age or older?(Required)
Have you completed a Media Lab certification and orientation in either or both of the media streams? (If not, a certification and orientation session will need to be booked).(Required)
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Please specify your preferred start time
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Please specify your preferred end time
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Type of Project (choose all that apply)

Book a Session in the Maker Lab

 

Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Please specify your preferred start time
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Please specify your preferred end time
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Take Home Craft Kits

Stewiacke Library 295 George Street, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

Kits change on a weekly basis and contain all supplies needed to complete the craft. Suitable for preschool and early elementary aged children. No registration is required.

Mi’kmaq History Month Scavenger Hunt

Stewiacke Library 295 George Street, Stewiacke, Nova Scotia

Find images and learn about Mi’kmaq history and culture at the same time. For all ages This is a drop-in program. No registration is required.