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a creative space where you're invited to Do, Make, Learn!

The DML is a creative technology studio with top-of-the-line software and equipment that will allow you to create high-quality projects in many different media. 

Learn more about what's in the DML and how you can use it.

Do, Make, Learn -- Monthly Skill-Building Projects

Creativity and technologyEach month the DML will feature a project that will help you learn a new skill. You can reserve the DML at a time that works for you, and instructions for that month's project and any related materials you'll need will be found in the Lab. However, if you feel you'd like some help with the project, we'll have a time each week when a staff member will be available to answer your questions and provide assistance. Video greeting cards, professional logos, and DIY origami are just some project examples. Check our online calendar monthly for information about each month's project.

  • Wednesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Open to all ages
  • Registration not required


Open Digital Media Lab Hours

Need help with Photoshop?  Filming and editing videos?  Digitizing 35mm slides and photos?  Our DML will be staffed during Open DML Hours to aid you in your endeavors. 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays  -- 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Open to all ages
  • No appointment necessary


Digitizing 101

Convert VHS to DVDDo you need to transfer old VHS tapes to DVD? We’ve got you covered! Digitizing 101 is offered weekly during the month of January. This class will show you the basics of VHS to DVD transfer. Participants will leave with written instructions for transferring their own materials at their convenience.

  • Tuesdays -- 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Call 708-798-0121 x292 to register
  • Open to all ages; limit 5 per class


Arduino After School

Arduino"Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.  It's intended for anlyone making interactive projects." (

Participants will learn the basics of electronics, circuitry and coding.  Each week we'll complete a new project using Adafruit's Arduino Starter Pack and document our progress on our HPL-Teens Tumblr.

  • Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29 -- 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Open to those in grades 7 - 12
  • Online registration required
  • Limit 6 participants


Stop Motion Monday

Want to make your own stop-motion film?  Groups will spend each week doing one of four tasks:  writing, constructing, filming and editing their stop-motion film.  Then on Friday, February 27 participants and their guests are invited to a viewing party in the Meeting Room.

  • Mondays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 and Friday, February 27 -- 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Open to those in grades 5 - 8
  • Online registration required
  • Limit 10 participants



Computer Use, Internet and Expected Patron Behavior policies are posted in the DML.

Food and Drink are not allowed at any time.

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