Teen Programs

 

Teen Resources

Digital Creation Space-button Learning Express
Lynda.com 
 Plano Teens Connect
Teen Streat Team Button  OverDrive Teens 
Digital Creation Space
at Haggard Library, a laboratory for 
digital creativity
LearningExpress Library
practice tests and  software tutorials 
Lynda.com
online courses, learn at your own pace
Plano Teens Connect
our blog about 
teen books, etc

Teen Street Team
information & application for teen advisory board
OverDrive for Teens
eBooks and eAudiobooks for teens 
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Bookmark Contest – Why You Love The Library! – 


Open to all ages. Entry forms available online and in the libraries starting January 3. Entries due by February 15. Entries are judged in the following categories: Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-13, Ages 14-18, and adult. Winners receive a gift card and have their winning bookmark printed and distributed in the libraries and also featured on the library website! 
Entry Form
All Ages

All Libraries

Jan 3-Feb 15

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College Entrance Exams: Practice Test and Tutorial 


Take an actual SAT test and find out right away how you can improve. The test is followed by a 1-hour tutorial and runs through lunchtime. Bring snacks and a bottle of water with you! Presented by More Than a Teacher. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register.
Grades 9-12
Registration Required
Haggard
Sat
Feb 11
10:30am - 3:30pm
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Intro to Photoshop – 


Learn the basics of photo editing with Adobe Photoshop, including filters, layers, and other basic tools. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Sat
Feb 11
3-5pm
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Arduino Basics Workshop - Simple IoT – 


Learn how to work with Arduino UNO and electronic components
like LEDs, buzzers, motors, etc. Class material can be accessed in Folder IoT Class 1 at http://link.att.com/mobile-app-class. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers formthese hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE.
Ages 13 & up
Registration Required
Haggard
Davis
Sun
Sun
Feb 12
Mar 26
1:30-4:30pm
1:30-4:30pm
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Arduino Advanced Workshop - IoT and Cloud – 


Build on the Arduino Basics workshop and learn how to use sensors, collect data, load the data into AT&T M2X cloud, and analyze the data in the cloud. Class material can be accessed in Folder IoT Class 2 at http://link.att.com/mobile-app-class. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers formthese hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE.
Ages 13 & up
Registration Required
Haggard
Davis
Sun
Sun
Feb 19
Apr 2
1:30-4:30pm
1:30-4:30pm
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Arduino Advanced Workshop - Bluetooth and Voice Enablement – 


Build on the Mobile App and Arduino Basics workshops and learn how to control Arduino components using Bluetooth HC-05 and how to control electronic components using voice commands. Class material can be accessed in Folder IoT Class 3 at http://
link.att.com/mobile-app-class. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register. Participants need a laptop with the latest Chrome or Firefox browsers form these hands-on classes! Additional free software download instructions will be available for each class when you register. Presented in partnership with OASiS & TiE.
Ages 13 & up
Registration Required
Haggard
Davis
Sun
Sun
Feb 26
Apr 9
1:30-4:30pm
1:30-4:30pm
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Photoshop Portrait Editing 101 – 


Learn Photoshop techniques used by professional portrait photographers to remove red eyes, clear up skin blemishes, add a vignette effect, and more. Bring a flash drive to take home your own photo portrait, edited by you! Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Sun
Mar 5
2-4pm
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Stuck on Art – 


Join us as we create colorful works of abstract art using tape!
Grades 4-8
Harrington Mon Mar 6 3pm

Harrington
Mon
Mar 6
3pm
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Mythbusters – 


Join the Haggard Mythbusters as we investigate some commonly held myths. Make your hypotheses, perform some experiments, and find out if these myths are fact, or if they’re busted! Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Grades 4-8
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Tue
Mar 7
3pm
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Colossal Crafts – 


Bigger is better! Create oversized works of art out of origami, Georgia O’ Keeffe’s flowers, and more.
Grades 4-8

Parr
Wed
Mar 8
3pm
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Podcasting and Audio Editing – 


Learn to edit audio and create a podcast, learn about microphones and software, create and post a simple podcast. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Haggard
Wed
Wed
Jan 25
Mar 8
7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
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Retro Crafts – 


Try your hand at some crafts from the 1970’s including macramé, decoupage, string art, and more.
Grades 4-8

Schimelpfenig
Thu
Mar 9
3pm
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Minecraft Survival Mode – 


Battle against monsters and the elements with your friends in survival mode. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Grades 4-8
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Davis
Harrington
Fri
Fri
Mar 10
Apr 14
3-5pm
3-5pm
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Garageband – 


Use our MacBooks and learn how to record directly into Garageband, create original compositions, use built-in musical loops, or record with microphones. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Sat
Mar 11
3-5pm
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Intro to Video Editing with Premiere – 


Learn the basics of video editing using Adobe Premiere. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Haggard
Sat
Sat
Jan 14
Apr 1
3-5pm
3-5pm
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Electro-Poetry – 


Poetry, rap, and spoken word combined with electronic sound manipulation! Learn to use echo, distortion, loops and beats using Korg Kaoss Pads, synths, Garageband, and other technology to enhance spoken-word performances. Come with a friend and team up, or go solo!
Grades 6-12
Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Mon Apr 17
3pm
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College Entrance Exams: Practice Test and Tutorial – 


Take an actual ACT test and find out right away how you can improve. The test is followed by a 1-hour tutorial and runs through lunchtime. Bring snacks and a bottle of water with you! Presented by More Than a Teacher. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register.
Grades 9 - 12
Registration Required
Davis
Sat
May 13
10:30am - 3:30pm