The DML's purpose is to give the Darien community access to high quality equipment for their digital projects. The room and equipment is reserved for special projects instead of general computing which is available in the Power Library. The lab was made possible thanks to the Friends of the Library and a reverse auction held at the 2012 spring's Imagination Gala.

To make a reservation, please contact the Help Desk via email or call 203-669-5238. If you will need help in using the equipment, please ask for a one-on-one appointment as well.

Use of the Lab is available for Darien residents, those who work in Town, and Friends at the $300 level or higher. The Lab will be available for 2 to 4 hour reservable time slots. Members f14+ may use the Lab unassisted while anyone younger needs to be with an adult.

Digital Media Lab
Equipment

3D Printer

Print your own creation or an object from Thingiverse. Learn more about 3D printing.

Mac Pro Computer

This computer has the Mountain Lion OSX operating system and 8 GB of RAM.

Dual Screen Monitors

These wall-mounted 23" monitors are adjustable since they are mounted onto movable arms.

Green Screen

Pretend to be anywhere that you can dream using the green screen! Simply record a video against the greenscreen and then import that footage and your digital background into Final Cut Pro or iMovie.

Camcorder

Use the camcorder only in the DML. 

Light Box

Use this light box to film or take photos of your Etsy items!

Lighting Kit

Each light stand comes with a light, reflector, adjustable stand, and an umbrella. 

3D Mouse

Use the 3DConnexion mouse to navigate in Google Earth.

Wacom Bamboo Tablet

A Wacom tablet has verstile uses from being used to create art, signing documents, or helping relieve pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Scanner

Scan your photos, documents, 35mm slides, and 35mm negatives.

Headphones

Use these monitoring headphones for great feedback on your records in the DML.

External Hard Drives

Check out an external hard drive to take your project files home! Compatible with Macs and PCs

Yeti Mics

With three mics available, you can bring along your friends to record a podcast, singing, and so much more!

Software

Audio Production

  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity
  • GarageBand

DVD Creation

  • Titanium Toast

eBook Creation

  • iBooks Author

Image Creation & Editing

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Adobe InDesign CS6
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6

Video Editing

  • Adobe After Effects CS6
  • Adobe Premiere CS6
  • Compressor
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Handbrake
  • iMovie

Website Building

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Adobe Flash CS6
  • TextEdit

3D Modeling

  • Blender
  • Google SketchUp
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