Sound Engineering

For young musicians just embarking on a career in music performance, learning the basics of audio engineering is a crucial matter. What kind of microphone do you need? How does a mixer work? How do you avoid the squeal of feedback? These and other essentials are covered in this 2-hour, informative session that promises to…
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Have a Look at Coding

New for 2019 - Have a Look at Coding (HAL) is for Kids and Teens and is an expanded version of the Digital Media Lab’s popular Kids Code Club, now in its fourth year. It builds upon a student’s innate interest in gaming and computer technologies. Students will focus on core areas of computer programming…
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Rap and Hip Hop Music

"For many of us, Hip Hop culture saved our lives, or at the very least, gave it a purpose. Our worldviews, politics, social awareness, and sense of self have been shaped by Hip Hop. Some of us have become activists, community organizers, educators, healers, youth advocates and socially responsible entrepreneurs because Hip Hop gave us…
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Online Learning at your Digital Media Lab

Learn the many facets of digital media design and production in an optimal learning environment. Courses are entirely self-paced and free with your Tacoma Public Library card. For more information send an email to jhargis@tacomalibrary.org Lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative and business skills. Founded in 1995…
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Kids’ Code Club every Saturday Morning at the Main Branch

Young people between 7 and 17 can learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more every Saturday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Main Branch of Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402. Working with such programs as Scratch, Minecraft, JavaScript and more, kids learn the basics of…
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Digital Media Labs: Frequently Loved Software – Coding

Scratch Great for beginners who want to explore the basics of computer coding. With Scratch software, users construct media scripts to create and share their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. Scratch’s drag-and-drop code-writing tools look like colored puzzle pieces that interlock with each other, offering a dynamic visual reference for understanding the…
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