It’s true. Inside the Octavia Lab at @lapubliclibrary’s Central Library, you can find podcast studios, laser cutters, sewing machines, powerful computers (with Adobe Cloud!) and even a way to digitize VHS tapes—FOR FREE. Named after the late science fiction writer, Octavia E. Butler, she used the library as place to research and create space for herself, as Black woman author in a sci-fi literary world dominated by white men. Her legacy of using the library as a source of power continues in this lab, for anyone looking to expand their horizons.
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