Innovation Hub

The Sir Harry Oakes Room was home for many years to our collection of Local History books, Oakes Room Guitarbut, to preserve the historic volumes better, they were moved to climate-controlled storage. The Oakes Room has been repurposed as a Recording Studio, Video Editing Lab, and 3D Printing Makerspace - our "Innovation Hub".

We have professional quality software on two new 27" iMacs, along with a condenser mic, lighting, a green screen and other equipment for recording and editing music and videos. A Yamaha Digital Piano, and acoustic and electric guitars are available. It's all absolutely free at the library!

There are three models of 3D printers available - MakerBot 2 and Lulzbot 2 Mini, for plastic prints and Formlabs Form 2, a resin printer. Make jewellery, figurines, tools and whatever else you would like! Order a print below!

Everything old is new again! We have equipment to convert your 8mm & super 8 movies, VHS & VHSC tapes, slides, audio cassettes and vinyl LPs to digital.

There are even 3", 2 1/4" and 1" button makers available to use! 

The Oakes Room will also host our ongoing computer classes, maker programs & tech training. Be sure to drop by soon and check it all out.

*Bonus - we have a Janome sewing machine and supplies, available on a first-come, first-serve basis..

There are groups of equipment that can be selected after the Media Lab has been booked:
1) Yamaha Digital Piano
2) Audio Recording and Editing workstation, which includes 27" iMac with Audacity and Garageband software, Studio Speakers, a condenser mic with cable and stand, mixer, audio interface.
3) Video Recording and Editing workstation, which includes 27" iMac with iMovie,  Blender, GIMP and Inkscape software, Green Screen and Lighting kit.
4) Guitar, electric  & amplifier
5) Guitar, acoustic
6) 8mm film conversion equipment
7) Turntable
8) VHS to digital conversion equipment
9) Slide & negative conversion equipment
10) Audio cassette conversion equipment

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Innovation Hub Classes

Replacement Parts, Parts 1 & 2

Learn how to re-engineer a broken part from an appliance or tool using 3D modelling and printing. build the skills you need to start creating your own replacement parts.
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesdays, April 7 & 14 @ 5:30 pm

Getting Started with Digitization

Learn how to convert your old slides, negatives, 8mm film, VHS video, audio cassettes and vinyl LPs to digital files you can save and share on your computer.
Registration required

Victoria, Sunday, February 16 @ 1:30 pm

Digitizing Slides, Negatives, 8mm film and VHS Video

Learn how to convert slides and negatives to digital images, and 8mm films and VHS cassettes to digital video using the Memory lab workstation in our Innovation hub.
Registration required

Victoria, Tuesday, April 28 @ 6:30 pm

Place an Order for a 3D Print

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English Bull Terrier 3D Print


Innovation Hub Classes

Assistive Devices Parts 1 & 2

This is a people-focused design project to improve daily life with assistive devices. We will discuss various assistive technologies and how to use design-thinking to address individual problems. Examine prototype 3D prints and the tasks they are designed to serve, and look at how to make improvements by measuring and testing. Work through a 3D design tutorial to build the skills you need to start creating your own products.
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesday, February 4 & 11 @ 5:30 pm

Digital Image Editing

Learn how to resize, crop, merge, blend, sharpen, mask, filter, and transform your images. All experience levels are welcome, but some computer skill is required.
Registration required.

Victoria, Sunday, February 16 @ 11:30 am

Phone Photography

Bring your own phone and learn some basic photographic techniques that will help you take better pictures with its built-in camera.
Registration required.

Victoria, Sunday, February 23 @ 11:30 am

Make Your Own Digital Home Movies

Bring your own digitized video files and turn them into a polished movie with opening titles, transitions, special effects, and even music using our lab computers and software.
Registration required.

Victoria, Tuesday, February 25 @ 5:30 pm

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*The Innovation Hub may be booked for use of the Media Lab workstations, digital piano, guitars, button makers, conversion equipment and video camera. It is not available for private study or business meetings.

Please allow 24 hours for online booking confirmation. If the room is needed with less than 24 hours notice, please phone for assistance. 905-356-8080