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.
Virtual Field Trip: Vatican Museum
Ready to travel? To virtually explore the world? Join us on a virtual field trip to the Vatican Museum! To follow along on this Virtual Field Trip, you will need a computer, Internet and use Google Maps – Street View. Check out our blog post for instructions and additional learning activities.
Prepare for Success Workshop
Make a good visual impression and interview with confidence. Prepare to present your skills and experience with positive verbal and non-verbal communication.
Game of Life Workshop
Buying a home, paying for college, your first paycheck, and much more! Join us in playing the Game of Life and see how far your paycheck can take you. Learn how your future career can impact your financial life and decision making. Presented by college students from the University of North Texas Student Money Management Center.
U.S. Census Records Workshop
Learn how to search the U.S. Census, 1790-1940, to find information about your ancestor.
Mother Goose Mania: Kittens and Mittens
Nursery rhymes are also a great source of new vocabulary, making it easier for you to introduce new concepts to your child. This activity builds on nursery rhymes you already know and introduces new and expanded ways to explore those rhymes. See our Early Literacy in Action page for the handout and template.
Resume and Design Workshop
Discover tools and resources to help you create an effective and eye-catching resume. Resume and Design was also taught in Spanish, which is below:
STEAM Connections: Beaks at the Bird Buffet
A bird’s beak is a bony elongation of its skull that is covered in keratin, the same material that makes up your hair and fingernails. Birds use their beaks as tools: to gather food, groom their feathers, defend themselves, and build their nests. Let use everyday objects to explore how bird beaks work. See how much food you are able to pick up with your beak and move to your stomach in 30 seconds. Remember to pick up only one piece of food at a time!
Get step-by-step instructions and reading recommendations with our downloadable handout.