SOAR Innovation Space @ Waldorf West

SOAR Innovation Space @ Waldorf West is an engaging, explorative space of the Waldorf West branch of Charles County Public Library designed to encourage creativity, innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship, employment and lifelong learning.

The mission of the SOAR Innovation Space is to educate, empower, and transform visions into reality for our community. Whether that vision be career aspirations, dreams of starting a business or nonprofit, or simply learning a new skill; the SOAR Innovation Space is a one-stop shop to meet the needs of diverse users.

How you can use the SOAR Innovation Space:

  • Produce marketing materials
  • Podcasting
  • Audio/video recording and editing
  • Grant & scholarship search assistance
  • One-on-one computer training
  • Photography
  • Video/web conferencing and interviewing
  • Meeting space & More!

Drop-In Hours:

Days Hours
Mondays 3 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM – 1:30 PM
Thursdays 9 AM – 5 PM
1st and 3rd Fridays 1 PM – 4:30 PM
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9 AM – 4:30 PM

**Patrons may submit requests to use the room outside of these times for up to 4 hours at no cost.**

Other equipment and software included with use of the SOAR Innovation Space:

  • Mac desktop computer (webcam enabled)
  • Dell desktop computer
  • HP DesignJet T520 Wireless 24-in-1 e-printer (poster printer)
  • Audio Mixer with headphones (2)
  • Microphone with tabletop stand (2)
  • Headsets w/ microphones (2)
  • Charging Docks (2)
  • Shredder
  • Audacity recording software

Enjoy Free Access to the Adobe Creative Suite:

After Effects: Create cinematic visual effects and motion graphics
Animate: Create interactive animations for multiple platforms
Audition: Audio recording, mixing, and restoration
Bridge: Centralize your creative assets
Character Animator: Animate your 2D characters in real time
Dreamweaver: Design and develop modern, responsive websites
Dimension: Create photorealistic 3D images for branding, product shots, and package design
Fuse: Create custom 3D characters for Photoshop projects
Illustrator: Create vector graphics and illustration
InCopy: Collaborate with copywriters and editors
InDesign: Design pages and layouts for print and digital publishing
Lightroom: Edit, organize, store, and share photos from anywhere
Media Encoder: Quickly output video files for virtually any screen
Muse: Design and publish websites without writing code
Photoshop: Image editing and compositing
Prelude: Add metadata to video files
Premiere Pro: Produce and edit video
XD: Design, prototype, and share user experiences

Here are a list of databases that will help you on your innovative journey: