16 Apr, 2024

Handmade for the Holidays, Part 2

Why not delve into handmaking decorations or food this holiday season? First, check out the previous post in this series, where we focus on handmade gifts. In this post, we’ll go over some library resources to get your home and kitchen ready for the holidays – whether you’re hosting family and friends, love a cozy […]

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Just In: New Money STEAM Kits

STEAM Kits include learning components for science, technology, engineering, arts and math to support STEAM-based learning. STEAM Kits offer our community a way to learn about a new subject through hands-on activities, books and DVDs. We are constantly evaluating our kits and adding to the collection – we have 90 kits! We have kits available […]

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Consumer Reports on Flipster

Plano Public Library now has access to the Consumer Reports magazine through Flipster! This is the same as the print version of the magazine, and easily downloadable to your phone, tablet or computer. You can access back issues through March 2014. With Consumer Reports magazine you can find advice on Best Buys, unbiased Ratings on […]

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Parenting Conversations: Feelings & Cooperation

The first Parenting Conversations virtual session met on Wednesday, September 6. The University of Texas at Dallas Center for Children and Families facilitated a conversation with parents about concepts from How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber. You can find this book in print and digital […]

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On Kanopy: The Great Courses

The Great Courses allow you to learn from award-winning experts and professors from the most respected institutions in the world at your own pace. You can access these videos through Kanopy, a video streaming service available free with your Plano Public Library card. Here are some of the latest Great Courses added to Kanopy: Why […]

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Check Out Adventure Gaming Club: Dungeons & Dragons for Teens

Join us at 2pm on September 17 for a Dungeons & Dragons adventure at Parr Library! Play as a warrior or mage in a fantasy world. No experience necessary! Adventure Gaming Club is a program designed for new players of Dungeons & Dragons, to give teens a fun and friendly environment to learn the game […]

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Eight Technology Classes Happening in September

With a new season, comes a new collection of classes! We will recap the technology events coming up at the library (and virtually) this September, but be sure to check the Engage brochure and/or online calendar for our schedule through December. As a reminder: all library classes are free, though some require registration or tickets […]

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Plano Library Speaks Podcast: Tutor.com and other online resources for students

https://traffic.libsyn.com/planolibrary/PLSpeaks25.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode we speak with librarian Brittnee Emerine about the fantastic online resources for students, available for free through Plano Public Library. You can find Tutor.com, Learning Express Library, and GALE In Context, on our Research & Learn page, under the Academics tab! Study room reservations […]

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Plano Library Speaks Podcast: eBooks, Streaming Video, and other Digital Content for Summer!

https://traffic.libsyn.com/planolibrary/PLSpeaks24.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode librarian Aisha Mohammed joins us to discuss all the digital content available to library patrons via their mobile device or computer! Take the library with you on vacation! You can find the links on our web site, at https://www.plano.gov/873/eBooks-More

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