Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CML open later to help students

Hours of operation for our community media lab, located at 24 N. Hanover St., are changing to accommodate school children who may be looking for a quiet place to study.
The lab, which offers free computers and WiFi, as well as newspaper archives and a lending library, will now be open from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. It will be open its regular hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday and Tuesday.
The Community Media Lab is also available as a meeting space for groups, businesses and organizations. For more information on using our lab, email Diane Hoffman, Community Engagement Editor, at

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bark for Life uses Media Lab for monthly meetings

Bark for Life volunteers setting up for their monthly meeting in The Mercury's Media Lab.

Last night, a group of about 20 Bark for Life volunteers took advantage of our Media Lab and held their monthly meeting here. According to Sue Dudak, Bark for Life organizer and co-author of the TownSquare blog Bark Blog, the space is great for such a meeting.

"We had the space we needed to spread out and have everyone comfortable. There was plenty of room to have our paperwork and things needed for the meeting here (at the Media Lab). We used the counter for snacks. It's great to know that if we need the Internet to check anything, we have it. Parking was good. Everyone at The Mercury was so accommodating. We are so happy to be there."

The next Bark for Life meeting will be held in November. If you're interested in joining Sue and helping the Bark for Life organization, visit their website.

If you are interested in using the Media Lab for your organization's next meeting, contact Community Engagement Editor Diane Hoffman at 610-323-3000 ext. 156 or email. Use of the space is free for the community, but an appointment must be made in advance.