On Saturday, March 11, Fountaindale hosted our first Maker Faire. The event had huge support from our community and featured a bevy of activities including Spaghetti Bridge Building. Check out the highlight video below. And head to our Flickr page for even more pictures.
We’ve recently added Nikon gear to join our large inventory of Canon photography equipment. This includes a Nikon 5300 DSLR and several extra lenses that match our Canon inventory. Stop in to Studio 300 to see what’s available for use in the lab and for 3-day checkout.
Saturday, March 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Meeting Room A
There was only one problem: the cart was too plain.
Using Studio 300 technology we gave the cart a much-needed makeover. After designing the graphics using Adobe Illustrator, we sent the files to our vinyl cutter, and then installed the finished pieces on the cart. The pictures tell the story.
Visit Studio 300 and learn about how to use the vinyl cutter for your next project.
Studio 300 offers several different microphone models for patrons to use. In this podcast, we compare three popular mics well-suited for recording spoken-word voice for podcasts, voice-overs, and other projects. Listen in and make a more informed decision.
Are you a writer? Fountaindale Public Library has several upcoming classes, workshops, and events just for you. Download the PDF newsletter for details. Here is what’s in store for the Fall 2016:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
Get an overview of the NaNoWriMo process, meet other writers, start planning for the big fall event, and then write, write, WRITE!
- Get Ready: Thursday, September 22 , 7:00 p.m.
- Pre-Launch: Thursday, October 27, 6:00 p.m.
- Come Write-in: Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m.
- Mid-month Check-in: Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
- Come Write-in: Saturday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.
- Wrap-up: Tuesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.
Indie Author Day
An in-person and digital gathering with writers, agents, and other industry leaders featuring presentations for our Fountaindale writing community about all the tools available to use at the library. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for authors to connect.
- Saturday, October 8, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Moving from Concept to Completed Manuscript
Mystery writer and former writing instructor Patricia Skalka discusses the three key elements of the novel and shows how to weave them together into a step-by-step road map of the story that takes you from start to finish.
- Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Great Beginnings: How to Hook Readers and Keep Them Turning the Pages
Join author Carmela Martino to learn the “implicit promise” concept and four key elements to both improve your writing and please your readers.Don’t miss it!
- Thursday, October 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Video Production. Our Tween and Teen patrons conceived, storyboarded, videotaped, and edited these trailers for fictional films.
Studio 300 recently completed upgrades to four of our rooms to better assist our patrons. Our three Group Collaboration Rooms are used by businesses, students and community groups for meetings and classes. The media:scape tables make it easy for groups of up to six to share content and collaborate. The update converted our tables to a new all-digital switch that greatly simplifies the system while increasing the resolution of the screens. This new switch will better detect connected devices and scale readily resulting in a better and more streamlined experience for our patrons. Additionally, we replaced the original monitors with crisper, brighter, and larger dual 48″ screens.
The control room for the two Tricaster television production systems also saw an update. We rearranged the room to better help patrons with the production workflow. We augmented the talkback system for better communication between the control room and the studio itself. Also, we added a duplicate program monitor that can be seen from inside the studio. This monitor greatly assists on-camera talent especially when working with green screen and virtual set technology.
Stop by or contact Studio 300 for details about these updates and how you might use them for your own personal and professional projects.
Enjoy the results from the Fountaindale Public Library recent Tween and Teen Summer Camp focused on Music and Sound. The Tween and Teen patrons rebuilt the soundtrack to a game trailer using recordings and sound effects.