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What: A free digital media lab for teens ages 12 to 19 featuring tons of hardware and software.

Where: Central Library, Community Technology Center, Level 4

When: Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. 


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Join E.P.I.C., ideaLAB's Underleading Secret Society

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 pm each month. E.P.I.C. members must be ages 12-19. Apply HERE by 2/20. Interviews will be held 2/27. Questions? Email lturk@denverlibrary.org.

RPG Maker Workshop

Tuesday, February 9, 4 - 6 p.m.
Central Library, Community Technology Center, Level 4 ideaLAB

Teens, get your Boss Monsters ready. We'll teach you the basics, as well as tips and tricks from our resident RPG Makers, to build your own RPG videogame. Take what you learn and keep working through the month: we'll have a RPG Showdown on Friday, March 25, 3 - 6 p.m. With prizes!

Girls Who Code

Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Central Library, Community Technology Center, Level 4 Small Classroom
Ages 12-19

Girls Who Code is an afterschool program for girls in middle school and high school to learn computer science in a collaborative, engaging, and intensive manner, working with women who work in technology fields. We'll be learning Python, building websites and games, and all kinds of other things. Denver Public Library is proud to start a Girls Who Code site, and tremendously thankful to the technology professionals who have already agreed to mentor and teach.

If you have questions about the program - especially if you are interested in volunteering! - please contact us at ctc@denverlibrary.org.

Saturday Code Club

Saturdays Starting February 20, 1-3 p.m.
Central Library, Community Technology Center, Level 4 ideaLAB
Ages 10-19

Meet every Saturday to learn how to code! We'll have a demonstration at 1 p.m. and then time to work on a project at 2 p.m., with new topics every month. In February, we'll be making art and choose-your-own-adventure games in Scratch, and in March we'll design apps for Android using App Inventor.

See the Current Community Technology Center Events Calendar (PDF) or Browse All Teen ideaLAB Events.


DevCamp 2.0

DevCamp 2.0 was several week-long summer camps on web development for teens ages 12-19 offered by the ideaLAB. These camps were held during the summer of 2015. Learn more...

A big thank you to our DevCamp 2.0 community partners!

For DevCamp 2.0 each group was asked to pick a problem facing their community and to come up with a website that would help solve that problem. Here is what they developed:

Hadley, June 2015

Hadley, July 2015

Central, July 2015

DevCamp 2014

Learn more about DevCamp, a two-week crash course in web development for teens that was held during the summer of 2014. And be sure to check out the sites the teens developed:

A big thank you to our DevCamp partners!

Stay in the loop - follow ideaLAB on tumblr!

See what's going on in the ideaLAB - follow us on tumblr for the latest on ideaLAB news, events and other cool stuff!

Project Cards

Learn how to create awesome stuff! These project ideas are a great way to earn badges, too:

Art & Design Project Cards
Electronics Project Cards
Game Design Project Cards
Music Project Cards
Video Project Cards
Web Design Project Cards

ideaLAB Teen-Created Projects

Contribute your ideaLAB project!