Central Library – The Studio – Youth Technology Center

101 East Abram Street
Arlington, TX 76010

"I just wanted to let you know that you made a HUGE impact on my daughter. I have always known she had a love for writing but your creative introduction and explanation of Haiku yesterday blew her away. She came home telling me how much she loved the creative way of expressing herself and was counting out syllables throughout the rest of the evening."

The Studio is a space for teens in grades 7th-12th who are interested in digital photography, videography, graphic arts, creative writing, web design and music. The Studio is located in the lower level of the George W. Hawkes Central Library, next to the Young Adult fiction area.

You will need to sign up for a membership the first time you visit. Just make sure you bring your personal library card and a form of photo identification, such as a driver's license or school ID (or your parent/guardian with his/her photo identification). Once you sign up just tell The Studio staff your name to gain access to the area and equipment. Bring your library card in order to log-on to the computers.

School Year Hours

Monday-Thursday 3-9 p.m.
Friday      3-6 p.m.
Saturday noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday 2-6 p.m.

Summer Hours (starting June 9)

Monday-Thursday 1-9 p.m.

Friday 1-6 p.m.

Saturday noon - 6 p.m.

Sundays ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED

For Fun

The Studio provides a safe, fun environment to hang out at after school.

PS2 with Games

2 Player
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova
Hasbro Games

3 Player

Dragonball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
Guitar Hero World Tour

Wii with Games

2 Player
Soul Caliber Legends
3 Player
Rockband
4 Player
Boom Blox Bash Party
Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Other

52" LCD television

Board Games

Magazines  

Equipment and Software

The Studio is a casual creative environment with a host of professional digital editing tools. Edit your latest film from the comfort of a bean-bag chair or create a website with your friends in one of our booths with our 10 laptops. We also have a double-screened Mac Creative Station, and a double-screened PC Creative station.

We also have classes that help use the equipment in the studio. Check out what we have available!

Creative Writing

  • Adobe Acrobat 8
  • Celtx Screenwriting Software (Mac only)
  • Comic Life
  • In Design layout editor CS3

Graphic Arts

  • Comic Life
  • Illustrator CS3
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Sketchup (PC Creative Station only)
  • Wacom Tablet

Music

  • Audacity
  • Electric Keyboard (Casio WK-1630)
  • Garageband (Mac only)
  • Noise Reduction Headphones
  • Soundbooth CS3
  • Snowball Microphone

Photography

  • Digital Camera (Nikon D40x)
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Scanner
  • Tripod

School

  • Microsoft Office 2007

Video

  • After Effects CS3
  • Audacity
  • Celtx Screenwriting Software (Mac only)
  • Digital Camcorder
  • Encore DVD creator CS3
  • Flash CS3
  • Flip Mino HD Video Cameras (2)
  • iDVD and iMovie (Mac only)
  • Premiere Pro Video Editor CS3
  • Roxio My DVD (PCs only)
  • Soundbooth CS3

Web Design

  • Audacity
  • Contribute HTML editor CS3
  • Dreamweaver CS3
  • Fireworks editor CS3
  • Flash CS3
  • Soundbooth CS3

Arlington Public Library Foundation