The Lab


WVML Lab Logo 

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

We offer unique learning streams for digital learners of all ages:

Use It 

Learn the basics of using devices and software through guided, hands-on instruction. Little to no experience required.

Share It 

Preserve and share your personal and community memories by converting home movies, slides, photographs and even family recipes into digital files.

Develop It 

Write basic code, scripts and programs to make computers and electronic circuit boards work.

Create It 

Communicate effectively online with digital media: blogs, videos, podcasts, websites and social media.

Imagine It 

Explore emerging technologies and big ideas with guest speakers and resident experts.


The Lab at WVMLEvents 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: tech@westvanlibrary.ca


About the Lab  

The Lab at WVMLKey features 

• Daylight spectrum light boxes on opposite walls that double as whiteboards for capturing group work 

• Group work stations that allow multiple people to participate in activities 

• Four large screen monitors 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           

• 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


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 Sarah Felkar, Head of Technology, at 604.921.492. 


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.

Upcoming

Device Clinic (in Farsi)

Tuesday, December 11, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., The Lab

Device Clinic

Thursday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., The Lab

Digitization Drop-in

Friday, December 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., The Lab