Plano Library Speaks Podcast

Like the Plano Public Library mission for all we do, this podcast is engaging, enriching and educating! Listen (and subscribe) to learn more about the library, our programs and services, library staff and community. Librarians Bob Loftin and Rachel Yzaguirre talk with library staff and community experts about early learning and families, business and career building, as well as highlighting library services and staff profiles.

Podcast episodes premiere on the 1st of each month.

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The podcast went live on October 1st. 

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Season 1 | Episodes

9. Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, Family Place and LinkedIn

featuring Julie Newport from SCORE, Julie Conner (Librarian Supervisor), Jaime Eastman (Librarian) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

June 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

8. Brain health, Summer Learning and the Plano Public Library app

featuring Katie Hinds from the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health, Nina Martin (Manager), Meredith Del Monte (Librarian) and Benjamin Baron (Librarian)

May 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

7. Financial Literacy, Memory Keepers and STEAM

featuring Ellen Soloman (Instructor), Bethany Ross (Librarian), Lauren Stotts (Librarian) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

April 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

6. Skill developing, littleBits, Digital Creation Spaces and Writing

featuring Caitlyn Tipps (Librarian), Amy Belotte (LSR), Evan Gan (LSR) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

March 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

Special Episode: Holi

featuring Hema Sawhney (Librarian) and Kanan Mandalia (Library Support Supervisor)

February 27, 2022 – Click here for show notes

5. Reputation, Dino Lab, Genealogy Center and Art

featuring Brin Kieffer (Librarian), Cheryl Smith (Librarian), Matt Clark (Library Services Representative and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

February 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

4. Business Mentoring, Babes in Arms, STEAM Kits and 3D Printing

featuring Tenille Miller (Librarian), Peter Jackson (Librarian), Heather Torres (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Don Walter (SCORE)

January 1, 2022 – Click here for show notes

3: Vision Boarding, Toddler Time, Book Recommendations and Digital Creation Spaces

featuring Emery Courtney (Librarian), Erik Knapp (Librarian), Hannah Bradley (Library Instructor) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

December 1, 2021 – Click here for show notes

2: Planning, Nursery Rhymes, Book Clubs and Art Exhibits

featuring Cathe Spencer (Librarian), Jaime Eastman (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Sarah O’Pella (Librarian)

November 1, 2021 – Click here for show notes

1: Parachute Parties, Mentors, Business Resources and Teen Street Team

featuring Andrea Cabrera (Librarian), Laura Hargrove (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Trisha Clark (Librarian)

October 1, 2021 – Click here for full show notes


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