January Technology Classes
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January Technology Classes

Another new year means another round of technology classes online and in person with Plano Public Library. Whether you’re looking to get started with basic Microsoft skills, hoping to learn more about Adobe Creative Cloud, or curious about 3D design, we have a class for you. Programs at the library are free and do not require a library card. Online programs require registration via Zoom. For ticketed programs, free tickets are available in person 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Virtual programs are recorded and posted on the library’s YouTube channel

Check out the latest Engage brochure (available online or at any Plano Public Library location) for more information. You can also browse our upcoming programs with our online calendar. Keep reading to see programs kicking off the new year this January: 

Adobe Creative Cloud 

Adobe: PDF Basics 

Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm at Davis Library (Adults, ticketed) 

Learn the ins and outs of editing PDFs with Adobe Acrobat. Edit text, prepare forms and apply signatures with this software. 

InDesign: Basics 

Saturday, January 28 at 3pm at Parr Library, (Grades 6+, ticketed) 

Join us for an overview of the Adobe InDesign workspace. Navigate tools, panels, and learn formatting functionality for all your projects. 

Premier Pro: Basics 

Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30pm at Haggard Library (Adults, ticketed) 

Learn the basics of video editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro from creating a project and importing your media to the final export. Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class. Can’t make it to the class? You can view our Premiere Pro workshop from 2021:

Microsoft Office 

Microsoft Outlook: Basics 

Saturday, January 7 at 3pm at Haggard Library (Adults, ticketed) 

Learn how to set up your MS Outlook account for basic tasks – email messages, calendar notifications, task lists, and other organization needs. 

Microsoft Word: Basics 

Saturday, January 21 at 3pm at Haggard Library (Adults, ticketed) 

Learn how to navigate Microsoft Word, create and save documents, and perform basic formatting tasks.  For Microsoft Word beginners. 

3D Printing and Design 

Intro to 3D Printing 

Saturday, January 14 at 3pm at Davis Library (All ages, ticketed) 

Learn about the additive manufacturing process of making three dimensional objects available at Plano Public Library and view a 3D printing machine. 

Tinkercad: 3D Design Basics 

Tuesday, January 31 at 4pm and 6:30pm at Davis Library (Grades 3+, ticketed) 

Learn the basics of three-dimensional design in the Tinkercad software. 

Other Topics 

Photopea: Basics 

Monday, January 9 at 6:30 pm on Zoom (Grades 6+, registration required

Photopea is a free, web-based alternative to Photoshop and we will show you how to make your photos pop for free, with Photopea. 

Reference Solutions 

Friday, January 20 at 3pm on Zoom (Adults, registration required

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

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