Mesa Arizona Library THINKspot
So what is a THINKspot? Mesa Arizona Library THINKspot is 2,257 square feet and offers a Studio with a green screen, Canon Rebel T5i digital camera, a MakerBot Replicator II 3D printer, zSpace- a virtual holographic computer, two iMac computers with photo and video editing software, a SMARTboard touch-screen monitor, and mediascape tables for co-working spaces. Wow!!! You can create some amazing things here. Check it out!!
Mesa THINKspot turns One
Mesa, AZ – Mesa THINKspot celebrates its one year anniversary on Wed., Oct. 1. THINKspot, a co-working and makerspace opened last year at the Red Mountain Library. Since then, over 12,000 people have visited THINKspot and it has become the place for people to learn, share, explore and use technology together.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people come and use THINKspot,” Mesa Library Director, Heather Wolf said. “Many of our customers have been people who have never visited our Library before, and when they experience THINKspot, they realize the Library has changed and redefined itself over the years.”
To celebrate the one year anniversary, a mini open house will be held all day on Wed., Oct. 1. Visitors can stop by between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., enjoy light refreshments and get a sweet treat!
THINKspot is 2,257 square feet and offers a Studio with a green screen, Canon Rebel T5i digital camera, a MakerBot Replicator II 3D printer, zSpace- a virtual holographic computer, two iMac computers with photo and video editing software, a SMARTboard touch-screen monitor, and mediascape tables for co-working spaces.
Unveiling on Oct. 1 is a new check-out kiosk, where library card holders can check out an iPad or laptop to use while in THINKspot. The kiosk has three iPads and three Dell laptops available for customers to check out. Customers use their Mesa Public Library card to check out one device at a time, to use for four hours.
“Often times, people who visit THINKspot may not own a device, but need one to work with their peers,” Mesa Librarian and THINKspot Coordinator, Sarah Prosory said. “Having the check-out kiosk gives them access to the technology while being here on site.”
THINKspot offers code classes for adults and kids, has held mini-events from college fairs to small business workshops and has become the home of 3D printing. It has become the place where people gather, share, explore, create, and build their ideas together.
THINKspot is located inside the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Rd., and is open during regular Library hours. For more information please contact the Mesa Library at (480) 644-3100 or visit: www.MesaTHINKspot.org.