Make Your National History Day Project Extraordinary

Want to do something extraordinary for your National History Day project? Our Community Technology Center has workshops for you. Come learn how to make a documentary video or your very own web page at the Central Library ideaLAB! Be sure to register at our links below.


Documentary Workshop 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10

Summer of Making Finalists

September 6, 2016 - 3:48pm -- Tim

The results are in!  The Summer of Making was a success and the winners have been chosen!  

Click here to see the entries.

Teens from around Denver created and concocted amazing projects including graphic arts, computer games, robotics, textiles, videos, and games.


Congratulations on winning the Summer of Making Contest: Owen, Micaiah, and Alex!

Summer of Making

August 2, 2016 - 1:45pm -- Tim

The summer of making has kicked off to a great start and the heat is on! Check out the Summer of Making for a chance to win a laptop, Amazon gift cards, a Sparkfun electronics kit, and most importantly, a pizza party. You have the chance to explore your creative genius by making something, anything really, and submitting it to the teen website for a shot at a prize. Pass by the ideaLAB and you’ll see the Summer of Making Meter. 

ideaLAB's Summer of Making

May 18, 2016 - 2:43pm -- Laura


Want to win a sweet prize this summer? It’s easy.

1. Make something. Anything.

2. Go to, click Create & Connect to share your project. Tag it with #summerofmaking to enter the drawing. All entries need your name and email.

3. Repeat. Every project increases your chances to win.

All projects must be submitted between June 1 and August 13 to qualify. Questions? Ask ideaLAB Staff or email

RPG Showdown! 2 weeks left!

March 7, 2016 - 9:35am -- Laura

Hear Ye Hear Ye

Calling all game making teens! You have JUST TWO WEEKS left to enter the RPG Maker Contest to win a RPG Maker MV license or Amazon Gift Card. Submit at least 30 minutes of your RPG to Entries are due by March 18! Winners will be announced at the RPG Showdown on March 25, 3-6 p.m. in ideaLAB, Level 4, Central Library.

Join E.P.I.C., ideaLAB's underleading secret society

January 19, 2016 - 8:49am -- Laura

E.P.I.C. is looking for new members for the ideaLAB/Central Library Teen Advisory Board! Members of E.P.I.C. will help us plan teen programs and events (like after-hours parties or movie making extravaganzas), consult on ideaLAB programming and equipment expansions, and build a welcoming and awesome space for your fellow teens. In return, you will get an ideaLAB that you helped create, something impressive-looking to put on your college application and resume, and pizza. E.P.I.C. meets the second and fourth Saturday from 3-4 p.m. each month. E.P.I.C.

Wild West Murder Mystery - Movie Making Workshop

July 24, 2015 - 2:01pm -- Laura

Yeehaa! We're making a movie! Join ideaLAB and EPIC for a Wild West Murder Mystery, August 5 through 7 from 3-6 pm! We'll write, shoot, and edit a mini movie in 3 days. We'll screen the movie (world premiere!) at the ideaLAB Afterhours Party August 7 from 6-8 pm. Then we'll eat pizza and play games in the abandoned library. Free and open to all teens, ages 12-19.


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