Summer is here, so wax your keyboards and get ready to surf the web. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or just dipping your toe into Cricut, Plano Public Library is here for you! Join us as we learn how to create a book in InDesign, and bring the creatures from your epic fantasy novel to life with Blender. We’ve got classes for technology hobbyists and technology beginners alike – and the best part is 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 which exciting technology programs we’re hosting this June:
Adobe Creative Cloud
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm at Harrington Library (Ages 13+) Apply basic photo post-processing edits in Lightroom to organize, enhance and export quality photos
InDesign: Create a Book
Sunday, June 18 at 2pm at Parr Library (Adults) Learn how to apply book formatting standards in InDesign including margins, drop caps, page numbers and more
Cricut: Machine Overview
Thursday, June 15 at 3pm on Zoom (Adults, registration required) Is it Cricut or Cri-cut? Does it cut paper or vinyl? Clear up the confusion and learn the basic features of a smart cutting machine
Cricut: Design Space Basics
Thursday, June 29 at 3pm on Zoom (Adults, registration required) Navigate the Design Space software workspace, tools, panels and more for projects
Computer Skills: Basics Part I & II
Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30pm at Parr Library (Adults) Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, navigate your computer, print documents, where information is stored on your computer, how to save files and about local and remote storage. For those with little or no computer experience
Computer Skills: Email Basics
Thursday, June 22 at 6:30pm at Davis Library (Adults) Learn the basics of signing up, sending messages, accessing your emails and managing your email account
Google Suite: Sheets
Friday, June 9 at 3pm on Zoom (Ages 13+, registration required) Learn the basics of Google sheets to create a spreadsheet for a monthly household budget and more
Saturday, June 10 at 2pm at Haggard Library (Ages 13+) Learn the basics of 3D Modeling in Blender by creating your own magical creature
Ready to apply your new technology skills? Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all five library locations with your Plano library card. You can use our 3D printing services to print your objects (20 cents per gram with a $1 minimum) at the Davis, Harrington and Parr libraries.
For more specialized software and tools, unleash your creativity with our Digital Creation Spaces, available for reservation with a library card in good standing at Harrington, Haggard and Parr Libraries.