Virtual Program Recap 17

While the library is closed, we’re offering virtual program opportunities to learn at home.

Over the past week we put together a variety family learning activities and professional development workshops. 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.

Machu Picchu

Ready to travel? To virtually explore the world? Join us on a virtual field trip to Machu Picchu! To follow along on this Virtual Field Trip, you will need a computer, Internet and use Google Maps – Street View. See our blog post for step-by-step instructions, guided activities and recommended reading.


Kindergarten Kickstarter: Writing

Is your preschooler ready for kindergarten? In the first of three videos for Kindergarten Kickstarter, we are showing you how to do two activities to practice our skills to get ready to write: shaving cream letter writing and creating a name strand.

Head to our blog to get step-by-step instructions and reading recommendations.


Explore the Night Sky

Les Murray, the Sky Ambassador is a NASA Solar System Ambassador, gave a presentation on what is up in the sky and how to observe it. See our blog post with the full recap, a link to additional questions/answers from Murray and recommended reading.


Photopea 101 Workshop

Photopea is a web-based image editor similar to Photoshop. Learn the differences and advantages of with a tour of this free software.

Follow along using: https://www.photopea.com/


Do Owls Poop?

Things like bones, fur, teeth and feathers cannot be digested by owls, and these indigestible bits are compressed into a pellet, which is regurgitated before their next meal. We can learn a lot about owls by dissecting their pellets, like what an owl ate for their last meal.

Download our handout with sorting chart and reading recommendations: https://bit.ly/2U2IZbU

FYI: these owl pellets have been heat treated and are completely sterile.

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