14 Jul, 2024


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Like the Plano Public Library mission for all we do, this podcast is engaging, enriching and educating! Listen (and subscribe) to learn more about the library, our programs and services, library staff and community. Librarians Bob Loftin and Rachel Yzaguirre talk with library staff and community experts about early learning and families, business and career building, as well as highlighting library services.

Podcast episodes premiere multiple times throughout the month.

Questions and feedback? Send us an email at libraryoutreach@plano.gov

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Season 3 | Episodes

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32: Summer Reading 2024 with Maggie Fox
In this episode we talk with library Programming Manager Maggie Fox about the 2024 Summer Reading program for children and adults, running the months of June and July.

31: Digital Creation Spaces with Eric Wyman
In this episode we speak with Library Instructor and Research Specialist Eric Wyman about the three Digital Creations Spaces available at our Harrington, Davis, and Parr locations!

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30: Art in April and Artful Blooms in May!

Featuring Kaitlyn Garrison from our Programming & Engagement department!.

March 20, 2024

29: Business Networking in the Library

Featuring Don Walter, from SCORE business mentoring.

January 11, 2024

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28. Parenting Conversations

Featuring Adriana Baird and Rachel Bergland, from the UT Dallas Center for Children and Families.

December 20, 2023

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27. Cooking for the Holidays

featuring the library staff talking about food and cookbooks in the library!

September 22, 2023

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26. Parent Café with LaVonda Howell of United Way

featuring LaVonda Howell of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

September 22, 2023

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25. Tutor.com and other online resources for students

featuring librarian Brittnee Emerine

August 1, 2023

Season 2 | Episodes
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24. eBooks, Streaming Video, and Other Digital Content for Summer

featuring librarian Aisha Mohammed

July 15, 2023

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23. Adventure Gaming Club

featuring librarians Brin Kieffer and Sarah Opella

June 15, 2023

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22. Summer Learning 2023

featuring librarian Matthew Willis

May 5, 2023

21. SNAP Programming (Supporting Neurodivergent Access to Programming

featuring librarians Brin Kieffer and Emery Courtney

April 13, 2023

20. Adobe Creative Cloud in the Library

featuring Anna Kopinska, Library Instructor and Research Specialist

March 13, 2023

19. The New Harrington Library

featuring Melissa Shadowens (Library Manager)

February 14, 2023

18. YouTube

featuring Rachel Yzaguirre (Librarian)

January 1, 2023

17. Career Programs and Resources

featuring Caitlyn Tipps (Librarian) and Nikki Schmader (Library Instructor)

December 8, 2022

15. Writing Workshops and Other Literary Pursuits

featuring Evan Gan (Library Services Representative)

November 1, 2022

14: Preserving Collin County History

featuring Cheryl Smith (Genealogy Librarian)

October 15, 2022

13: #MoreThanBooks Community Outreach

featuring Eric Bullock (Community Outreach Librarian)

October 1, 2022

Season 1 | Episodes

12: Preparedness Month and Connecting Seniors

featuring Carrie Little (Director of Emergency Management), Bethany Ross (Librarian) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

September 1, 2022

Special Episode: Changes at Davis Library

featuring Brent Bloechle (Library Manager)

August 17, 2022

11: Skill Building with Workforce Solutions, Early Literacy of Flannel Activities and Safety Tips with Officer Bianez

featuring Danielle Davis and Brandi Harrison Totter (Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas), Sharon Forinash (Librarian), Chris Bianez (Plano Police) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

August 2, 2022

10. Financial Literacy

featuring Robert Ganem (FINRA), Sarah O’Pella (Librarian), Cecily Ponce de Leon (Library Manager), Lyn Haralson (cfpb) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

July 1, 2022

9. Youth Entrepreneurship Academy, Family Place and LinkedIn

featuring Julie Newport from SCORE, Julie Conner (Librarian Supervisor), Jaime Eastman (Librarian) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

June 1, 2022

8. Brain health, Summer Learning and the Plano Public Library app

featuring Katie Hinds from the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health, Nina Martin (Manager), Meredith Del Monte (Librarian) and Benjamin Baron (Librarian)

May 1, 2022

7. Financial Literacy, Memory Keepers and STEAM

featuring Ellen Soloman (Instructor), Bethany Ross (Librarian), Lauren Stotts (Librarian) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

April 1, 2022

6. Skill developing, littleBits, Digital Creation Spaces and Writing

featuring Caitlyn Tipps (Librarian), Amy Belotte (LSR), Evan Gan (LSR) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

March 1, 2022

Special Episode: Holi

featuring Hema Sawhney (Librarian) and Kanan Mandalia (Library Support Supervisor)

February 27, 2022

5. Reputation, Dino Lab, Genealogy Center and Art

featuring Brin Kieffer (Librarian), Cheryl Smith (Librarian), Matt Clark (Library Services Representative and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

February 1, 2022

4. Business Mentoring, Babes in Arms, STEAM Kits and 3D Printing

featuring Tenille Miller (Librarian), Peter Jackson (Librarian), Heather Torres (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Don Walter (SCORE)

January 1, 2022

3: Vision Boarding, Toddler Time, Book Recommendations and Digital Creation Spaces

featuring Emery Courtney (Librarian), Erik Knapp (Librarian), Hannah Bradley (Library Instructor) and Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator)

December 1, 2021

2: Planning, Nursery Rhymes, Book Clubs and Art Exhibits

featuring Cathe Spencer (Librarian), Jaime Eastman (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Sarah O’Pella (Librarian)

November 1, 2021

1: Parachute Parties, Mentors, Business Resources and Teen Street Team

featuring Andrea Cabrera (Librarian), Laura Hargrove (Librarian), Kristin Linscott (Development Coordinator) and Trisha Clark (Librarian)

October 1, 2021


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