October Technology Classes

You can expect a variety of technology classes throughout the year at Plano Public Library. Whether you’re looking to get started on 3D modeling or boost your video editing skills, we have a class for you. Events at the library are free and do not require a library card. Virtual programs are recorded and posted on the library’s YouTube channel, so subscribe to the be the first to know when new videos go live. 

The latest Engage brochure is available for downloading on the Plano Public Library website or you can pick up a printed copy at any of our five locations. You can also browse our upcoming events on our online calendar. Here’s what’s coming up this October. 

Essential Skills 

Computer Skills: Security Tips and Tricks 

Learn basic concepts about keeping yourself safe online. 

Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 am at Schimelpfenig Library (Adults, ticketed) 

For more tips and tricks, check out the Learning Computer Security and Internet Safety course on LinkedIn Learning, available free with your library card. 


Adobe Creative Cloud 

Photoshop: Demotivational Posters 

Monday, October 10 at 3 pm on Zoom (Grades 6-12, registration required) 

Tired of boring “motivational” posters? Spice things up and learn some real world Photoshop tools at the same time by make demotivational posters! 

In addition to the live Zoom class, we will stream to the library’s YouTube channel and keep the recording for future viewing. If you’re ready to get started with Photoshop now, check out our Adobe Basics: Photoshop quick tutorials. You can also watch our Photoshop: Basics workshop from February 2022:

Premiere Pro: Basics 

Learn the basics of video editing by creating a project, importing media, using common editing tools, and final export process. 

Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 pm at Haggard Library (Adults and teens, ticketed) 

If you’re ready to get started with Premiere now, check out our Adobe Basics: Premiere quick tutorials. You can also watch our Intro to Video Editing with Premiere Pro workshop from July 2021:

Photoshop: Painting Basics 

Learn basic techniques for digital painting in Adobe Photoshop. All skill levels welcome. 

Monday, October 17 at 6:30 pm at Parr Library (Adults and teens, ticketed) 

See digital painting in action with this short video. Ready for more advanced techniques? Watch our Creative Coloring in Adobe Photoshop workshop from April 2021 for more about advanced layer options and color adjustment settings:


STEAM 

Digital Music Creation with GarageBand 

Create original compositions, use built-in musical loops and record with microphones using GarageBand. 

Sunday, October 30 at 2 pm at Schimelpfenig Library (Grades 4-8, ticketed) 

For more tips and tricks, check out the GarageBand Essential Training course on LinkedIn Learning, available free with your library card. This course is also available for users of Mac and iPad


3D Printing and Design 

Intro to 3D Printing 

Learn about the additive manufacturing process to make three dimensional objects and see a 3D printing machine. 

Sunday, October 16 at 2 pm at Parr Library (All ages, ticketed) 

Saturday, October 22 at 3 pm at Davis Library (All ages, ticketed) 

You can find all the details about 3D printing at the library on our website, including technical specifications and design guidelines. If you’re ready to get started with design, watch our Intro to 3D Design workshop from May 2021:  

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