Creative software for use at home, for free.

While it’s great to have the Adoble Creative Cloud software in the Digital Creation Space, you may want to do some creative work at home. Below you will find freeware and apps to help you get the job done on a budget! Don’t forget that Plano Public Library makes Lynda.com available to you for online…

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Making Music

The DCS at our Parr location has Ableton Live Suite installed on its computers. Ableton is professional quality music production software, but can be used by beginners as well. By plugging MIDI instruments and controllers into the computer, you can use Ableton to create almost any instrument sound, control musical clips, create DJ sets, or…

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Podcasting from September 23, 2017

Several times per season we teach Podcasting 101 in the Plano Public Library DCS labs. On September 23 we taught it in the Teen DCS at our Haggard Location. Participants learned about various kinds of microphones, file formats, editing software, editing techniques, and most importantly — WHAT IS A PODCAST.  They produced a short podcast…

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DCS Intern Videos

In February 2017, Haggard Library began a DCS Intern Program. Interested Teens applied via the Volunteers In Plano office, went through interviews, and were selected based on their interest in digital creativity. For their first projects, the nine interns split into teams of three, and each team produced a video using the equipment and software…

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iPad Stop Motion

This past summer during the week long Summer Tech Camp, we spent an afternoon doing stop motion animation with the iPads, using the Stop Motion Studio app and lots of craft materials. Here are some of the creations…