The Lab

Designed to promote active participation and social interaction, The Lab transforms digital learning into a collaborative and creative experience. 

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Visiting THE LAB 

The Lab at West Vancouver Memorial Library hosts a rotating schedule of programs and is also open for drop-in sessions and group visits for schools and community groups. To arrange a tour, please contact Digital Experience Coordinator Sarah Felkar at 604-921-3492.

Events and Programs in the lab

Our online events calendar is the best place to look for a full listing of classes, skill-building practice sessions, workshops and drop-in sessions. 

Adult Programs  

Youth and Family Programs

Full Program Calendar

Our expert staff are happy to answer your questions about our programs, tools and activities in The Lab. Contact the Community Computing Centre at 604-925-7405, the Youth Department at 604-925-7408 or email us:

About the Lab  

The Lab at WVMLKey features of the 800 sq.ft. space on the Lower Floor 

• Daylight spectrum light boxes on opposite walls that double as whiteboards for capturing group work in text, numerals, diagrams and drawings
• Group work stations that allow multiple people to participate in activities together, taking on roles such as idea generators, facilitators, problem-solvers, organizers, recorders and evaluators
• Four large screen monitors with multi-purpose functions for displaying instructional material, conducting online research, creating digital content, videoconferencing and wireless presentations
• High definition laser projector and green screen

Digitization ToolsTools in The Lab support the following activities          

• Digital preservation of photographs, negatives, slides, documents
• Digital media creation of videos, podcasts, music, print and digital books, slideshows, images, infographics, web pages
• Coding robots and electronic circuitry for developing computational thinking
• Emerging technology experiences

Digital Preservation Tools

• Photo, slide, negative and document scanner
• 8 mm and Super 8 films to digital converter (up to 4" reels)
• Video and photo editing software
• VHS and cassette tape to digital converter

WVML Green ScreenDigital Media Creation Tools

• Green screen, video camera and lights
• Microphones and audio editing software
• Video and photo editing software

Coding Tools

• Raspberry Pi and Arduino 
• LEGO Mindstorms
• Dash & Dot and Sphero Robots

The Library is deeply grateful to the District of West Vancouver and the donors of the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation for providing the funding for this project.

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