August Technology Classes
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August Technology Classes

Back-to-school season is coming up, and whether you’re in grade school or starting your own business, Plano Public Library is here for you. This August is a great time to start from the beginning with our Computer Basics series, or hone your Adobe skills with our Photoshop and Premiere Pro programs. This summer, take time to explore our technology offerings and services. Programs at the library are free and do not require a library card. For ticketed programs, free tickets are available in person 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Online programs require registration via Zoom. 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 upcoming programs with our online calendar. Keep reading to see programs coming up in August:

Adobe Creative Cloud

Premiere Pro: Color Correction

Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30pm at Haggard Library (Ages 13+, Ticketed) Learn about color correcting and grading your videos with Lumetri Color

Illustrator: Customizing Fonts* (Adult)

Friday, August 11 at 3pm on Zoom (Ages 13+, Register) Want to make your font standout? Learn all about different fonts, typefaces and other personalization tools in Illustrator

Photoshop: Product Photography

Monday, August 14 at 7pm at Parr Library (Ages 13+, Ticketed) Quality photos are a must for starting an online business selling products or services. Learn how to stage and edit product photos

Computer Skills

Computer Skills: Searching and Browsing

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm at Parr Library (Ages 13+, Ticketed) Confused by internet browsers? Join us to go over the basics of search engines and apply techniques for the best search results

Computer Skills: Basics Part I

Saturday, August 12 at 3pm at Haggard Library (Adults, Ticketed) Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, navigate your computer and print documents. For those with little or no computer experience

Computer Skills: Basics Part II

Saturday, August 19 at 3pm at Haggard Library (Adults, Ticketed) Learn where information is stored on your computer, how to save files and about local and remote storage

Other Topics

Preserving Your Podcast

Wednesday, August 9 at 3pm on Zoom (Adults, Register) Learn about the unique challenges faced when preserving digital content, digital preservation best practices and free tools available to ensure the long-term preservation of your podcast

Intro to 3D Printing

Saturday, August 12 at 3pm at Harrington Library (All Ages, Ticketed) Learn about the additive manufacturing process to make three dimensional objects and see a 3D Printing machine

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.

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