Welcome to Plano Library Speaks, the podcast of Plano Public Library!
In this episode, your hosts, Rachel and Bob chat with library staff about a variety of topics, including science Early Learning programs, the Genealogy Center and more. See our show notes below for details and links.
We speak with Development Coordinator Kristin Linscott about how others see you. Some resources and programs mentioned in this segment:
LinkedIn Learning – available for Plano Public Library cardholders
How to Conquer Overwhelm on Friday, February 11 at 1 p.m. Register here
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. It’s not a good feeling and it can be quite paralyzing. Learn how to recognize overwhelm for what it is and get past it, so you can achieve your goals. Presented by Debra Austin, Chaos2Results Business Coaching & Consulting.
Resume/Interview Workshop on Friday, February 18 at 2 p.m. Register here
Discover best practices for creating a resume. Learn how to turn your interview responses into personalized stories using the SAR (Situation, Action, Result) Method. Pick up tips and tools for interview success and find out how to follow up after the interview. Teens and adults are welcome. Presented by HR professionals from Capital One.
Team Up for Entrepreneurial Success (TUES) on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Haggard Library. Register here
This series will have a different topic of discussion each month. This is a great opportunity for the local small business owner/entrepreneur to network and interact with one another while receiving expert advice from a SCORE Dallas Mentor. In this session, we will discuss website creation and online presence.
Designing Your Elevator Speech on Friday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Register here
Communicate your idea, who you are, or how you can benefit a company or organization in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time. Learn how to design your pitch to get a positive response. Presented by Andrella Thomas from Capital One.
What Story Are You Telling? on Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. Register here
How others perceive you depends on your choice of words, actions, and even your appearance. If you’re not intentional in telling your story, you may not have the influence or image you desire. Learn the importance of establishing a strong personal brand and the five steps you can take to achieve one. Presented by Debra Austin, Chaos2Results Business Coaching & Consulting.
Personal Branding on Friday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Register here
Branding is the conscious and intentional effort to create and influence public perception of an individual by positioning them as an authority in their industry, elevating their credibility, and differentiating themselves from the competition. Benefits are to ultimately advance their career, increase their circle of influence, and have a larger impact. Led by Capital One professionals.
We speak with Librarian Brin Kieffer about Dino Lab, an Early Learning program.
Dino Lab (ages 2-5 years with parent/caregiver): Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Celebrate everything dinosaur with simple STEAM and early literacy activities. Come & Go.
- February 10 at 10 a.m. at Harrington Library
- March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Parr Library
- April 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Schimelpfenig Library
Check out all Early Learning events on our calendar.
We speak with Genealogy Librarian Cheryl Smith about the Genealogy Center.
- Check out Genealogy Center resources here
- For online archives, see Collin County Images
- Find previously recorded virtual programs on YouTube, and upcoming classes on our calendar
We speak with Matt Clark, Library Services Representative, about the personal interests he brings to library programming.
Upcoming workshops that feature art (some of which Matt is leading!):
Intro to Watercolor on Saturday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at Haggard Library (ticketed, tween/teen)
Pistachio Flowers on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library (ticketed, adults)
Use pistachio shells to create colorful flowers that will brighten up any room
Paleo Art on Monday, February 21 at 2 p.m. at Haggard Library (ticketed, grades 3-5)
How do we know what Wooly Mammoth, T-Rex, and Megatherium looked like if we have never seen one alive? Explore the world of Paleo-art and create your own pre-historic masterpiece.
3D Design – Unreal Engine: Basics (13+) on Wednesday, March 9 at 1 p.m. Register here
Learn the basics of the Unreal Engine software and its potential uses for animation, video game development, lighting, and more! All skill levels welcome.
Crash Course in Comics on Friday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at Haggard Library (ticketed, tween/teen)
Want to draw your own stories? Learn how to dive into making your very own comic books!
Constellation Embroidery on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library (ticketed, adults)
Learn basic embroidery stitches to make stars and create your own constellation