WELCOME TO THE C-LAB
The C-Lab is Cranston Public Library's space for learning, exploring, and experimenting with technology. The C-Lab offers structured classes, innovative programs, one-on-one technology assistance (by appointment), and open hours where the public can drop in.
OPEN TECH TIME
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (CANCELED ON WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 26th & MARCH 4th)
Open-lab time where you can drop-in and learn about the new technology we have in the lab, practice what you learned in our computer classes, or receive basic assistance with your technology.
Services & Equipment:
- Vinyl and Cassette to MP3 Conversion with Audio-Technica Stereo Turntable and Ion Audio Tape 2 PC (FAQ & Policy)
- VHS to DVD Conversion with Roxio Conversion Software (FAQ & Policy)
- Basic Technology & Computer Assistance with Dell Laptops (Windows 8/10)
- zSpace 3D Computers with Health and STEM applications
Thursdays from 2:30 - 4:30 PM
The Learning Lounge is a time for adults to achieve their learning goals in a technology assisted environment with guidance and support from experienced teachers and librarians.
Discover and use digital resources for learning and career needs while you learn with and from your peers.
Receive assistance with:
- Improving your English and Writing skills
- Studying for the GED
- Applying for jobs!
- Writing and reviewing your Resume and Cover Letter
- Improving your Computer Basics skills
The service is free and is offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiave. No appointment or reservation is needed. Laptops are available to use or feel free to bring your own device.
zSPACE 3D COMPUTERS
Through a technology grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - New England Region, the library has purchased two zSpace 3D Computers which combine the elements of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (VR) to create lifelike experiences that are immersive and interactive. The zSpace computers work by utilizing tracking sensors built into the display that connect to a stylus and glasses. As the user moves their head, the computer updates the display to create a sense of kinesthetic realism, depth of perception, and a 360-degree view.
Check out the Health and Science learning applications where you can levitate objects, like an entire skeleton or a car, out of the screen and learn how all the parts work and connect!
Drop by Open Tech Time and try it out!
Visit our computer class webpage for further information.
ONE-ON-ONE TECHNOLOGY APPOINTMENTS
Visit our technology appointment's webpage for more information.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY STATION - Coming soon!
The Assistive Technology Station at CPL will be a place to explore technology and use a computer in a variety of assistive ways. The station will have a large monitor screen, Apple iPad, keyboard with large print keys, switch access, print scanning, and screen reading software.
|Makerbot Replicator 2X 3D printer (1)||Roxio VHS to DVD Converter|
|Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer (1)||Ion Audio Tape 2 PC|
|Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Automatic Stereo Turntable (1)||Dell Latitude 3540 Laptops with Windows 10 (12)|
|Monoprice 3D Printer (2)||Assistive Technology Station aka Exploration Station|
|Google Cardboard (3)||zSpace 3D Computers (2)|