21 Jun, 2024

Teaching Books: A Hidden Gem

One of PPL’s hidden gems is the Teaching Books database. “Teaching Books” is only a portion of the wealth of resources for young readers and their teachers. Go In-Depth with Books On Teaching Books, you can hear exclusive interviews with popular authors, watch book trailers or read posts from authors about their process. Teachers and […]

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Recent Virtual Program Recordings

Miss one of our virtual workshops? Check out the recordings on the Plano Public Library YouTube channel! Here’s what happened lately: Be a Citizen Scientist: eBird Explore the wonders of the natural world and contribute to real scientific research through citizen science. Learn about different citizen science opportunities and how you can participate. Exploring City of […]

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Be a Citizen Scientist

Citizen science is a collaboration between scientists and everyday people curious about the world around them. Scientific research can take years to accomplish and data can be limited by a researcher’s geographic location. When citizen scientists participate in a project, it not only speeds up the time research takes to get completed, but it allows […]

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Celebrate Small Business Week with PPL!

April 28-May 4, 2024 is National Small Business Week, and the library is here to support you and your small business. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing webinars, programs and resources available to develop and grow your own business. Business is a key component of our community, providing products, services, experiences and jobs. […]

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Solar Eclipse: Sunsketcher

Citizen Science is a collaboration between scientists and people who are curious or concerned about the world around them and are motivated to make a difference.  Anyone can participate, and the data collected by citizen scientists help scientists come to real conclusions. For scientists who study the sun, a solar eclipse is a rare opportunity […]

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Solar Eclipse: Soundscapes

Citizen Science is a collaboration between scientists and people who are curious or concerned about the world around them and are motivated to make a difference. Anyone can participate, and the data collected by citizen scientists help scientists come to real conclusions. For scientists who study the sun, a solar eclipse is a rare opportunity to […]

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Solar Eclipse: GLOBE Observer

Citizen Science is a collaboration between scientists and people who are curious or concerned about the world around them and are motivated to make a difference. Anyone can participate, and the data collected by citizen scientists help scientists come to real conclusions. For scientists who study the sun, a solar eclipse is a rare opportunity […]

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Teen Street Team Recommends: Learning Express Library

Online practice tests for civil service, firefighter, emergency medical services, law enforcement, GED, FRE, TAKS, ASVAB, real estate, SAT, TOEFL, TASP, plus other occupations/subjects, college prep, software tutorials, and more excellent learning tools are all available through Learning Express Library – thanks to your Plano Public Library card! Learning Express Library Quick Facts Continue reading […]

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