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Center for Innovation

The Center for Innovation provides not only opportunities for the pursuit of artistic endeavors but also allows for technical and job skill-building. This space takes the library’s mission – empowering citizens through free and public access to knowledge – to the next level by connecting the community to technology and educational resources that may otherwise be out of reach for many.

Our goal is to exemplify digital literacy and workforce development by offering unprecedented access to a variety of technologies. Never before have Arkansas citizens had access to this level and range of technology at zero cost. The space is open to all ages however, those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

  

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Upcoming Events

Tue, Mar 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Registration is now closed

Sat, Mar 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This event is full

Sun, Mar 10, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio
This event is full

Sun, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CFI: Virtual Reality Studio

Mon, Mar 11, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
CFI: Video Production Studio
This event is full

Mon, Mar 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting: Computer Training Lab
This event is full

Tue, Mar 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This event is full

Wed, Mar 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting: First Security Bank Board Room

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CFI: J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
This event is full

Tue, Mar 19, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab

Tue, Mar 19, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio
This event is full

Tue, Mar 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This event is full

Wed, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting: Computer Training Lab

Thu, Mar 21, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab

Thu, Mar 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting: Event Center

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This event is full

Sat, Mar 23, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CFI: J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
This event is full

Sun, Mar 24, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CFI: Video Production Studio

Sun, Mar 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CFI: Virtual Reality Studio

Mon, Mar 25, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio

Tue, Mar 26, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Registration opens Tuesday, March 5 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Mar 26, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CFI: J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Registration opens Tuesday, March 5 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Mar 28, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting: Computer Training Lab
Registration opens Thursday, March 7 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Mar 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting: Ziegler Reception Room
Registration opens Thursday, March 7 2024 at 9:00am

Sat, Mar 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
CFI: Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab

Mon, Apr 01, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio
Registration opens Monday, March 11 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Apr 03, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CFI: Audio Production Studio
Registration opens Wednesday, March 13 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Apr 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Meeting: The Willard and Pat Walker Community Room

Get Started in the CFI

Classes & Workshops

Learning Labs instruct patrons on safely operating Fab Lab equipment, while CFI Orientations equip them with hands-on experience and the skills necessary that will familiarize our Audio and Video Production Studios. These required classes ensure a smooth entry into shared spaces by familiarizing users with safety protocols, equipment usage, and community guidelines.

  

CFI Orientations

Before using our Audio & Video Production Studios, patrons are required to attend an orientation. You can find the orientation schedule, titled 'CFI Orientation: Audio Studio' or 'CFI Orientation: Video Studio,' on our events calendar. Sessions are offered every month.

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Learning Labs

To access tools and equipment in the Fabrication & Robotics Lab, attendance at Learning Labs is mandatory. These labs are available monthly, and you can find the schedule on our events calendar.

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Using the CFI Spaces

 

Audio Studio & Video Studio

Our Audio Studio and Video Studio require an orientation prior to being able to access them. The audio and video studio orientations are offered every month and can be found on our events calendar.

Events calendar →

 

Fabrication & Robotics Lab

Learning Labs are required to access Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment. Learning Labs are offered every month and can be found on our events calendar. 

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Reserve the Space

Studio and simulator reservations are held for 30 minutes before being cancelled and made available for walk-in reservations. If you are running late, please call the CFI desk at 479-856-7050 to hold your reservation.

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For a list of downloadable class materials, video tutorial links, equipment manuals, and other great information, visit the CFI resources page →

   

The CFI is a state-of-the-art space dedicated to learning and creating. 


This space takes the library’s mission – empowering citizens through free and public access to knowledge – to the next level by connecting the community to technology and educational resources that may otherwise be out of reach for many. The goal is to exemplify digital literacy and workforce development by offering unprecedented access to a variety of technologies.

Ask CFI

   

The CFI is a state-of-the-art space dedicated to learning and creating. 


This space takes the library’s mission – empowering citizens through free and public access to knowledge – to the next level by connecting the community to technology and educational resources that may otherwise be out of reach for many. The goal is to exemplify digital literacy and workforce development by offering unprecedented access to a variety of technologies.

Ask CFI