New Year, New You: Engage with Plano Public Library

Enrich your holiday break and work on resolutions with help from the library.

Over the past nine months, the library has offered more than 550 virtual workshops (reaching 14,500+ people!), in addition to the many online services such as ebooks, online tutoring, premium business databases and reference help. The library has a lot to offer, especially now that so much is readily available virtually! Sometimes it can be overwhelming with the many ways you can learn something new, so we’ve put something together for our community: New Year, New You – Learning Paths.

For the next six weeks, follow Learning Paths in seven areas of interest: Arts & Culture, Business & Job Seeking, Early Learning, Financial Literacy, Genealogy, STEAM and Technology. Use our suggested calendars to explore these topics through pre-recorded library workshops, online resources and items from the library collection.

You can download all seven calendars in one go, or look through the different categories below and pick specific ones.

Arts & Culture

Whether you’re interested in local artist exhibits, learning from Spotlight Artists, learning a new language or exploring the best way to add salt to a dish, the library has you covered. This six week calendar takes you on a tour of culinary worlds, art styles and more. Download the calendar below.


Business & Career

With this six week calendar, you will be able to learn new skills through Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning), staff-taught technology classes, and digital resources like eMagazines on PressReader and EBSCO eBooks. Whether you are new to the field or looking to move up, the library has a resource for you. Download the calendar below.


Early Learning

This Learning Path is perfect for parents with kids 5 and under! With a host of Early Literacy Tips, storytime selections and hands-on library activities there is something fun to do (and learn) daily. Download the calendar below.


Financial Literacy

From personal finance like budgeting and building wealth, to learning bookkeeping and accounting, this Learning Path has suggestions to better understand money and what to do with it to help it work for you. Download the calendar below.


Genealogy

Plano Public Library’s Genealogy Center has hosted dozens of virtual workshops, and this calendar showcases other available resources like Collin County Images, Kanopy documentaries and national resources. Download the calendar below.


STEAM

STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, is a major focus area for Plano Public Library, especially for families. Use this calendar to explore hands-on activities we have put together for you, library resources like STEAM Kits, and more. Download the calendar below.


Technology

The technology calendar is geared toward teens and adults, and we have selected resources to boost your basic software skills, creative application competencies and even podcast techniques! Download the calendar below.


If there is a topic or area of interest you want more information on, you can submit a request to Book-a-Librarian! Our librarians offer 1-on-1 assistance and can help you find what you need to enrich your life.

If you’re looking for reading recommendations, check out our Selfie Book Talks, What Are You Reading Now? book club recaps, and other book lists here on the blog.

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