Thursday, November 21, 2019

Library to debut new upgraded creative computer lab on Saturday

One Plymouth resident got an early look
at the Adobe Creative Cloud software now available
in the upgraded computer lab at the library.
The Plymouth District Library will formally unveil the recently-completed full scale upgrade to the facility computer lab Saturday.
The new full-service creative computer lab will be formally introduced from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23.  The upgraded facility was created with the assistance of a Michigan Enhancement Grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, according to a library spokesman
.  The new full-service creative lab will now be available seven days a week.  Improvements and upgrades at the facility include: all new public computers updated with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite 2020, which includes Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Acrobat; a full color graphics printer; a large poster printer; faster network capabilities and training classes at all levels
Advanced graphics and video capabilities in the Creative Lab will speak directly to the needs of area entrepreneurs and small business owners as their communication efforts expand, the spokesman noted.  Area students, both at the high school and college levels will find the lab vitally important in the completion of class assignments. 
“These improvements literally transform our lab from a basic computer classroom into an economic development tool for the community, “commented Carol Souchock, director of the library.  “Our seven-day service will go beyond what is available in the schools, greatly serving our local student population.”
Training classes for those utilizing the lab will be available for students at all levels.  Pairing this with the library extensive online training product, LinkedIn Learning, offers even more professional instruction opportunities, Souchock added.  LinkedIn Learning, provided for Plymouth library cardholders, was made possible through the support of the Bosch Community Fund.  Both the lab classes and LinkedIn Learning sessions will directly improve job skills for community members as they look to secure future employment or advance professionally, Souchock said.
No registration is required for the Creative Lab open house Saturday. The library is located at 223 S. Main St. in Plymouth. For more information, visit        or call (734) 453-0750.