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The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Center for Innovation 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.

Never before have Arkansas citizens had access to this level and range of technology at zero cost. The Center for Innovation provides not only opportunities for the pursuit of artistic endeavors but also allows for technical and job skill-building. At more than 5,000 square feet, the Center for Innovation offers unprecedented public access to technology and courses that run the gamut from workforce simulation and virtual reality to audio/video production & editing. It houses cutting-edge equipment in each of its tailored labs. The space is open to all ages however, those under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Here is a list of resources, links and tutorials for the Center's classes, suites and equipment: RESOURCES

Center for Innovation Upcoming Events
Tue, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 05, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Coders of all levels come together to talk coding, programming and more!

Wed, Jul 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Join our From Maker to Market program and learn how to prepare your Adobe Illustrator file to create custom profile cuts with the Roland printer. Also learn the basics of heat pressing and sewing!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - The Willard and Pat Walker Community Room
Learn about the history of mold making and casting!

Thu, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Video Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Video Studio in the Center for Innovation. This class combines Video 101 and 102 for a complete orientation.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
If you have completed the Fabrication Lab Orientation, this is your time to get making!
This event is full

Rescheduled
Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
New date Saturday, July 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Gathering Glade
Learn all about mold making with all types of materials.

Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Learn all about mold making with all types of materials.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 09, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Audio Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Audio Recording Studio in the Center for Innovation.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 09, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
If you have completed the Fabrication Lab Orientation, this is your time to get making!
This event is full

Mon, Jul 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
A networking basics class designed for those looking to enter into the audio, video and lighting professions, as well as current technicians who are setting up or working with devices on a network.

Mon, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - First Security Bank Board Room
Learn how to craft your brand statement and tell the world what you and your business are all about!

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Video Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Video Studio in the Center for Innovation.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Join our From Maker to Market Program and learn how the basics of Tinker CAD, Fusion 360, and 3D printer maintenance.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 6 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Rescheduled
Thu, Jul 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
New date Friday, July 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library
Participants will get a hands-on demonstration of the Fab Lab's vacuum former, then learn how to create gourmet chocolates in the Teaching Kitchen.

Thu, Jul 14, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Learn how to make basic 3D models using TinkerCAD.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Podcasting Booth,First Security Bank Board Room
Learn how to operate the equipment in the podcasting booth in the Center for Innovation.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab,Walker Family Teaching Kitchen
Participants will get a hands-on demonstration of the Fab Lab's vacuum former, then learn how to create gourmet chocolates in the Teaching Kitchen.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 16, 9:30am - 11:30am
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Join our From Maker to Market Program and learn how the basics of Tinker CAD, Fusion 360, and 3D printer maintenance.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 6 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Audio Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Audio Recording Studio in the Center for Innovation.

Mon, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - First Security Bank Board Room
Learn all about online marketplaces and how to get your product sold!

Tue, Jul 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Audio Production Studio
Have you completed audio orientation but still need some time to figure things out? Join us for this hands on refresher training.

Wed, Jul 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Join our From Maker to Market Program and learn how the basics of Tinker CAD, Fusion 360, and 3D printer maintenance.
Registration opens Wednesday, July 6 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Jul 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Thu, Jul 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Video Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Video Studio in the Center for Innovation. This class combines Video 101 and 102 for a complete orientation.

Fri, Jul 22, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Audio Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Audio Recording Studio in the Center for Innovation.

Fri, Jul 22, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab,Walker Family Teaching Kitchen
Participants will get a hands-on demonstration of the Fab Lab's vacuum former, then learn how to create gourmet chocolates in the Teaching Kitchen.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation,Ziegler Reception Room
Join us for the Micheaux Film Lab screenings and a discussion with the Micheaux Awardees Panel.

Sun, Jul 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Join us for a monthly From Maker to Market meetup here in the Center for Innovation.

Mon, Jul 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
This is a video engineering basics class that will cover digital video and transmission standards, as well as general video engineering concepts and tools.
Registration opens Monday, July 4 2022 at 9:00am

Mon, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation,Video Production Studio
In this two hour workshop, we will begin strategizing how to bring your brand story to life.
Registration opens Monday, July 4 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Video Production Studio
This class is intended for those interested in recording in the Video Studio in the Center for Innovation.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will learn about the Fabrication & Robotics Lab tools and equipment, and discover ways in which they can launch a small business of their own!
This event is full

Sat, Jul 30, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation
Patrons will learn the history and process of cuttlebone casting while getting hands-on experience carving and casting in pewter.
Registration opens Saturday, July 9 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Patrons will learn the history and process of cuttlebone casting while getting hands-on experience carving and casting in pewter.
Registration opens Saturday, July 9 2022 at 9:00am

Mon, Aug 01, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will develop a cosplay over this 5 day camp!
Registration opens Monday, July 11 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 02, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Art & Movement Room
Teens will develop a cosplay over this 5 day camp!
Registration opens Monday, July 11 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will develop a cosplay over this 5 day camp!
Registration opens Monday, July 11 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 04, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Art & Movement Room
Teens will develop a cosplay over this 5 day camp!
Registration opens Monday, July 11 2022 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 05, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Teens will develop a cosplay over this 5 day camp!
Registration opens Monday, July 11 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Video Production Studio
Learn how to achieve clear audio for both video and audio podcasting.
Registration opens Thursday, July 21 2022 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Event Center
In this hour-long moderated conversation with punk rock legend, Henry Rollins, we will explore topics relating to free speech, censorship, public libraries and technology.

Sat, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Center for Innovation,Photography Studio,Podcasting Booth
Learn the basics of operating a digital camera.
Registration opens Saturday, July 30 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Bring something broken and learn not only how to fix it, but how fixing it can help change the world!
Registration opens Saturday, August 6 2022 at 9:00am

Sun, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fayetteville Public Library - Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Join us for a monthly From Maker to Market meetup here in the Center for Innovation.

The Center for Innovation will be closed on Wednesday, June 29 for staff training and equipment maintenance. No CFI spaces can be used or reserved on this day.

Center for Innovation Spaces

Audio Production Studio

This space is complete with professionally designed acoustics enhancing a large performance studio, control room, and an isolated room. A separate Isolated Vocal booth for podcasting and vocal performances adds to the capabilities. Creative software and hardware from Avid and Adobe allow users to mix, edit and refine their creations. The equipment includes:

·      A variety of microphones

·      Avid S4 and Behringer X32 Producer audio consoles

·      Dante based artist headphone mixing system

·      AVID MTRX Base

·      MTRX 8 Channel input/output cards

·      MTRX Dante Expansion Card

·      AVID HD Native Thunderbolt

·      AVID ProTools and Adobe Creative Suite software

 

This studio requires users to attend two classes before being granted access to the space. Interested people can find these classes on our website. This space is intended for users 15 and older unless accompanied by an adult who has attended both Audio 101 and 102.

 

Reserve the space

Video Production Studio

This space is equipped with professional-level tools from Blackmagic Designs and Avid: Edit on Demand software. The equipment includes:

·      Blackmagic 4k Cameras (2)

·      Blackmagic video camera control panel

·      Blackmagic 4k Video Switcher

·      Teleprompters

·      Allen and Heath SQ5 Audio Mixer

·      Lavalier and shotgun Microphones

·      Green Screen

·      Professional lighting grid with ETC EOS software and a variety of lighting fixtures

 

This studio requires users to attend two classes before being granted access to the space. Interested people can find these classes on our website. This space is intended for users 15 and older unless accompanied by an adult who has attended both Video 101 and 102.

 

Reserve the space

Simulation Lab

This space has been designed as a resource for workforce training, utilizing large equipment simulators to offer the hands-on experience beneficial in learning a new skill. The Crossland Simulation Lab features several opportunities to learn various trades right here in the library. The simulator collection includes:

 

·    Redbird SD flight simulator   Reserve

o   FAA, government approved, fully enclosed flight simulator. This simulator will allow for the configuration of over 30 different aircraft and allow for real-world instruction and practice opportunities. It is currently set up as the popular, Cessna 172.

 

·      Truck Simulator (EF-Truck NG Simulator System)  Reserve

o   This innovative system incorporates a 3-axis motion base, actual OEM truck cab components including the steering column, wheel and hand controls, shifter, pedals, and air-ride seat, as well as a specialized multi-speed transmission that simulates the most popular transmissions used today, and much more. This simulator can be configured into various types of large trucks and transmissions.

 

·      CAT (Caterpillar) Hydraulic Excavator  Reserve

o   The CAT simulator comes complete with a built-in curriculum that walks users through the operating procedures. This simulation training includes multiple machine applications built with Cat expert operators to teach the same techniques as found on real-world worksites.

 

·      Forklift simulator  Reserve

o   The Sit-Down CB Forklift-Simulator features actual OEM controls to ensure consistency when transitioning to real-world applications. The Virtual Reality headset that runs the simulator provides realistic sights and sounds that immerse the user in the forklift operations.
 
·      Car Simulator  Reserve

o   The car simulator allows users to practice driving on a variety of street conditions, including a foggy night or a snowy day. It records drives and allows playback, perfect for instructor feedback. This driving simulator was donated by Friends of Fayetteville Public Library.


**Please note that the simulators are not toys. 

Virtual Reality Studio

This studio is out of this world…or maybe you will just feel like it is with the immersive experience of the Oculus Quest 2 and HTC Vive VR systems. Take some time to explore the virtual world through one of the various applications and games included with our systems. Per manufacturer recommendations, VR is not suitable for users under 13. 

This space can be reserved for up to 2 hours per session.

 

Reserve the space

Photography Studio

This studio includes all the tools needed for both amateur and professional photographers alike. The studio features various tools, including:

·      Canon R-series digital cameras

·      Various lighting options

·      A selection of backdrops

·      A table-top lightbox

·      Tripods

·      Light meters

·      And more!

 

Reserve the space

Fabrication & Robotics Lab

The fabrication lab houses tools that inspire creativity and creation. The robotics lab will bring technology to life, offering the space, tools, and expertise to build robots and learn how to program them using various coding languages. The tools in this space include:

·      Epilog Zing 24, 40-watt laser cutter and engraver

·      Fusion 3 F410 3D printer

·      Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k Resin 3D printer

·      Snap Maker 3-in-1

·      Swing Away Heat Press

·      Arduinos

·      And more!

 

This studio requires users to attend an in-person orientation class before being granted access to the space. Interested people can find this orientation class on our events calendar.

Reservations coming soon!

Computer Collaboration Space  

The lab contains 12 Apple iMacs complete with Adobe Creative Cloud, AVID ProTools and Media Composer software. The Adobe Suite is designed for graphic design, video editing, web development, 3D design, photo editing, and more!

Currently available software:

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Character Animator
  • Adobe Dimension
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Rush
  • Adobe XD
     

Other editing tools

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Blender
  • Audacity
  • Garage Band
  • iMovie
  • Inkscape
     

Items marked with an asterisk * require the user to provide their own account to use.

 

Avid Tools

  • Avid Media Composer
  • Pro Tools
  • Avid Nexis

Microsoft Office/Mac equivalents

  • Microsoft Excel / Numbers
  • Microsoft OneNote / Notes
  • Microsoft PowerPoint / Keynote
  • Microsoft Word / Pages
     

3D Design/Print & Laser tools

  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Chitubox
  • Preform
  • Slic3r
  • SnapMaker Luban
  • EpilogApp
     

Programming/Robotics

  • Arduino
  • Unity *
  • VEXCode IQ
  • VEXCode V5
  • Visual Studio

Gaming

  • Steam *
  • Minecraft *

Editing Suite

The editing suite is a space designed to perfect your video and audio creations. This suite has an iMac for audio and video editing, an AVID DNXIO for importing and exporting your media, and Genelec speakers for audio monitoring.

 

Reserve the space

Podcasting Booth 

This room is perfect for one-two people working on recording vocals. With a high-quality microphone and a Sound Device Audio Recorder/Mixer, users will find their recordings to be of high quality with tools that are designed for everyone to use. Welcome packet is already in the Whisper Room and most users should find the instructions helpful in getting started and recording.

 

Reserve the space