Technology Classes

Technology Training

Plano Public Library COVID 19
July 8, 2020- facilities closed for general use
Service Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Current Services Available

  • 2 hour computer reservations, library card required, scheduled in advance, call us (instructions for process and schedule)
  • New library card processing takes 2-3 days from the time you apply online, and you will be contacted regarding your application
  • External Bookdrops for returns, items quarantined for 72 hours, expect some account delay, no impact to borrowing privileges
  • All items are checked out for three (3) weeks
  • Porch side pickup of materials (see process and times here)
  • Access to digital resources (e-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines, e-audio and databases)
  • Book a Librarian and Telephone Reference (email)
  • Online programs for all ages (Calendar)
  • Donations not being accepted
  • FAQ

The service expansion for July 6, 2020 has been postponed

Online Classes

Learn new skills with our online technology and digital creativity classes. Explore additional resources on our Research & Learn page and our blog Plano Library Learns. Use your Plano Public Library card to access Lynda.com and Learning Express Library for more online tutorials 

Click on the links to navigate to the topic you are interested in

Adobe

Adobe Creative Cloud is a collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more

Technology Adobe InDesign Create a Book with Plano Public Library
Adobe InDesign: Create a Book
Learn the basics of formatting a book in Adobe InDesign

Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class
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Technology Adobe InDesign Create a Flyer with Plano Public Library
Adobe InDesign: Create a Flyer
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind flyers for any event using basic formatting techniques using Adobe InDesign

Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class
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Technology Adobe Photoshop  with Plano Public Library
Adobe Photoshop: Basic
Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and editing images

Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class
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Technology Adobe Photoshop Product Photography with Plano Public Library
Adobe Photoshop: Product Photography
When starting an online business selling products or services quality photos are a must. Learn how to stage and edit product photos in Photoshop

Sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud for a free 7 day trial to follow along with the class
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GIMP

Technology GIMP Graphics with Plano Public Library
GIMP: Graphics
Create and edit image-based documents or single-use menus to support your business. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes

Download GIMP here to follow along with the class
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Podcasting

Technology Podcasting with Audacity with Plano Public Library
Podcasting with Audacity
Learn to produce your own podcast using Audacity (freeware available for PC, Mac, or Linux). This class covers basic microphone information, recording and editing your podcast, and how to post it for others to enjoy

Download Audacity to follow along with the class
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Microsoft

Microsoft 365 is designed to help you achieve more with innovative Office apps that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more

Technology Microsoft Excel Simple Budgets with Plano Public Library
Microsoft Excel: Simple Budgets An introduction to Microsoft Excel budgets and an overview of how to choose a budget template in Excel and navigate through it

Sign up for Microsoft 365 for a free 30 day trial to follow along with the class
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Technology Microsoft Excel Basic with Plano Public Library
Microsoft Excel: Basic
Learn the basic structure of a worksheet and workbook, along with basic formatting, functions and other data types

Sign up for Microsoft 365 for a free 30 day trial to follow along with the class
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Google Suite

Technology Google Suite Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks with Plano Public Library
Google Suite: Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks
Use Google tools to stay organized. Learn to create a personalized to-do list and how to use Google docs for meetings and collaborative work

Sign up for a Google account to follow along with the class
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Lynda

Technology Lynda with Plano Public Library
Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning) Basic
Learn how to search, save videos and set up a profile to get the most out of this online learning resource

A Plano Library card is required to access Lynda.com for free. Sign up for a library card
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Zoom

Technology Zoom Basic with Plano Public Library
Zoom: Basic
Learn the features of Zoom to connect with friends and family

Find additional Zoom learning resources on our blog Plano Library Learns
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