December Technology Classes
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December Technology Classes

You can expect a variety of technology classes throughout the year at Plano Public Library. Whether you’re looking to explore digital content creation tools or learn some basic skills for navigating eBooks, 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 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 December. 

Essential Skills 

Reference Solutions 

Learn to use Reference Solutions to start a business, conduct market research, and find marketing prospects 

Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm at Haggard Library (Adults) 

Ready to get started with Reference Solutions? Check out our Quick Reference Guide to get started. You can also view the Reference Solutions Overview video to learn more. 

Navigating eBooks and More 

Learn how to access digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and more with your library card 

Friday, December 30 at 3 pm at Haggard Library (Adults) 

For more tips and tricks, check out the PPL How To videos on popular topics. 


Adobe Creative Cloud 

Premiere Pro: Tips and Tricks 

Build upon the basic skills and optimize your workflow, create an opening title screen, animated scrolling credits and de-grain your videos. 

Friday, December 2 at 3pm (Adults and teens, registration required

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 Premiere now, check out our Adobe Basics: Premiere quick tutorials. 

Illustrator: Pen Tool Basics 

Learn to use the pen tool to create complex vector graphics. 

Saturday, December 3 at 3pm at Haggard Library (Adults and teens, ticketed) 

If you’re ready to get started with Illustrator now, check out our Adobe Basics: Illustrator quick tutorials. Can’t make it to the class? You can also view our past pen tool workshop:


Canva 

Canva: Social Media & Content Planning 

Explore Canva templates and tools for social media, build a suite of marketing graphics and schedule your content for posting. 

Tuesday, December 6 at 3 pm (Adults, registration required

Canva: Videos 

Create simple marketing videos using Canva templates, stock video content and audio 

Tuesday, December 13 at 3 pm (Adults, registration required

Canva: Print Marketing 

Use Canva templates, photos and your branding kit to make flyers, posters, business cards and brochures 

Tuesday, December 20 at 3 pm (Adults, registration required

In addition to the live Zoom classes, we will stream to the library’s YouTube channel and keep the recording for future viewing. If you’re ready to get started with Canva, try the Learning Canva tutorial from LinkedIn Learning, available free with your library card. 


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, December 11 at 2 pm at Parr 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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