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.
Van Gogh Museum
Ready to travel? To virtually explore the world? Join us on a virtual field trip to the Van Gogh Museum! 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 reading recommendations.
Kindergarten Kickstarter: Social Emotional Development
Is your preschooler ready for kindergarten? Let’s practice our skills to get along with others. By exploring emotions, your child is learning to share basic emotions and the difference between feelings and behaviors. You’re helping your child learn that feelings are okay, but behaviors might not be.
In this video we are working on two activities: Emotion Changing Paper Cup Octopus and a Map Game. Head to our blog to get step-by-step instructions and reading recommendations.
Learn how to access and navigate the wide variety of resources available online through the library, including health information, car and home repair guides, and legal forms. Check out library databases online here.
Budgeting For College Workshop
Learn about the costs you will have to consider when you head off to college and how to create a simple budget using Google Sheets to help you keep track of it all. Create a free Google account (google.com) or sign in to your account to follow along with the class.
Email Etiquette Workshop
Learn the basics of email correspondence during a job search. Check out our blog for additional training for email etiquette.
Genealogy: Obituaries, Society Columns and News Workshop
How to locate and use newspapers to find your family.
Google Drive Workshop
Take files with you by setting up a Google Drive account. Learn the basic of file organization and how you can access and save files from a variety of devices. Create a free Google account or sign in to your account to follow along with the class.
Simple Budgets Workshop
Learn about different Budget templates in Excel and the best one for your needs. Follow along by installing Microsoft Excel on your computer prior to the class. A free 30-day trial version of Excel is available.
STEAM Connections: Acid Rain
Acid rain forms when water vapor combines with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide in the atmosphere to create sulfuric and nitric acids, and then falls down as precipitation – like rain, sleet and snow.
Learn about acid rain as we simulate and observe the effects that acid rain has on organic and human-made materials. Download our handout with sorting chart and reading recommendations: https://bit.ly/2U2IZbU