While the library is closed, we’re offering virtual program opportunities to learn at home on our Facebook page!
Over the past week we put together a variety of science and art activities you can do at home with some common supplies. Watch the videos below to see what each activity is, and download our instruction guides with additional resources online here.
Be sure to check the City of Plano calendar of events to see what’s happening with the Library and other City departments.
Exploring College and Careers
There are a dozens of pathways to education after high school and to the careers beyond – where will your path take you? Learn ways to think about careers and how to navigate the education path to get there.
Social Networks for a Successful Job Search
Learn the basics to set up your social networks (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.) for job search success. Be on the look out soon for blog posts about this topic!
Virtual Field Trip: Versailles
Ready to travel? To virtually explore the world? Join us on a virtual field trip to Versailles! To follow along on this Virtual Field Trip, you will need a computer, Internet and use Google Maps – Street View.
Papers in the Attic
Learn how to preserve old documents and photos.
Shake up the Sounds
Sounds are all around us. We can make a loud sound or a quiet sound-but how are sounds created? Sound waves travel through the air as vibrations to our ears. Let’s make some sound waves of our own!
Have you ever seen water striders or other types of bugs that seem to glide across the surface of water without ever sinking? This is an example of surface tension! Follow us on our exploration of how this happens and use some common objects (like coins!) to try it yourself at home.
An introductory workshop and learn basic wealth-building concepts to help you create a plan to meet your financial goals. Whether it’s saving money for a major purchase, or paying off debt, leave with a new perspective and least one action step. This program is based on a curriculum created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Adobe InDesign: Create a Flyer
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind flyers for any event using basic formatting techniques using Adobe InDesign. Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class.
STEAM Connections: Pulleys
A variation on the wheel and axle system, a pulley is a type of simple machine that has helped humans build large structures for thousands of years. Pulleys you see everyday include the ropes used to raise and lower flags on flagpoles and the cords used on blinds in many windows. Follow along to learn more about pulleys, and make your own!
See our online calendar for upcoming virtual workshops.