Library 101: Digital Creation Spaces

Plano Public Library has a space for you to work on digital projects like video and photo editing, audio recording and illustration designing: Digital Creation Spaces.

Haggard and Parr Libraries have these Digital Creation Spaces, which are open to anyone ages 13+ with a Plano Public Library card. There are computers with Adobe Creative Cloud and a variety of equipment to help you with your digital projects (microphones, keyboards, cameras). Each space features a green screen wall and lighting equipment, too. Click here for more information about the hours for this space.

To learn more about these spaces and the equipment we have available, come to our upcoming Open Houses. No registration is required!

Haggard Library

Saturday, September 4 at 2 p.m.


Parr Library

Saturday, September 18 at 2 p.m.


Upcoming Digital Creation Classes

Here is a roster of our upcoming classes, covering a variety of topics. Some will be held in a Digital Creation Space, which has limited seating and programs are ticketed. Tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the class starting, and classes are for ages 13+. Classes held on Zoom are recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube channel for later viewing.

Photopea: Basics
September 13 at 1 p.m.
Photopea is a web-based image editor similar to Photoshop. Learn the differences and advantages with a tour of this free software
Register for this Zoom class

Illustrator: Basics
September 20 at 1 p.m.
Learn the basic tools of Illustrator while creating an illustration of a beautiful mountainscape
Register for this Zoom class

Digital Creation Space: Making Music
October 2 at 2 p.m.
Haggard Library, ticketed
Learn how to record sound using a variety of microphones, use a mixing board, and make music using a MIDI keyboard

Photopea: GIF Editing
October 4 at 1 p.m.
Learn the basics of GIF design in Photopea
Register for this Zoom class

Grow Your Business with Adobe CC: InDesign: Create a Flyer
October 20 at 1 p.m.
Learn how to create promotional flyers for any event using basic formatting techniques
Register for this Zoom class

Photoshop: Restoration
October 25 at 1 p.m.
Learn how to restore your old photographs and get rid of stains, scratches, creases, tears, and more
Register for this Zoom class

Photoshop: Colorization
November 8 at 1 p.m.
Learn how to bring history to life by colorizing your black and white photographs
Register for this Zoom class

InDesign: Create a Book
November 10 at 1 p.m.
Learn the basics of formatting a book in Adobe InDesign. Create a Drop Cap, format proper margins, add page numbers and more
Register for this Zoom class

Premiere Pro: Video Editing Basics
November 16 at 1 p.m.
Parr Library, ticketed
Learn the basics of editing videos with Adobe Premiere Pro. This class will take you through creating your project and importing your media, commonly used editing tools, and the final export process

Digital Creation Space: Photography & Video
November 22 at 2 p.m.
Haggard Library, ticketed
Learn how to capture images using a variety of cameras, and how to use light to its full potential

Grow Your Business with Adobe CC: Photoshop
December 15 at 1 p.m.
Apply basic Adobe Photoshop skills to help grow your business
Register for this Zoom class

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