PLIX Online Workshops

Fall 2020

We're excited to be hosting four workshops this season!

This fall we'll be hosting four online workshops: two community calls, one activity training call for Space Food, and our new Facilitating Creative Learning Workshop. Additionally, we've added new online training resources to our website. Read on to RSVP and learn more about our upcoming & past offerings!

🤝 PLIX Community Call

Thursday December 17, 2020 | 12:00-1:00PM EST

Join us for a PLIX community call! We'll share updates about the new PLIX activities under development 🆕

Past Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

⭐️ Facilitating Creative Learning  Workshop

Tuesday & Wednesday November 17-18, 2020

PLIX is thrilled to announce the Facilitating Creative Learning Workshop coming up this November 17 & 18, held online in collaboration with our nearby Cambridge Public Library. These two half-days of interactive professional development will give you the practical experience you’ll need to feel prepared to facilitate STEAM programming, including PLIX activities, for your patrons! Plus, you’ll get to delve into creative learning and meet the PLIX team.

👩‍🚀 Space Food

Thursday October 15, 2020 | 12:00-1:00PM EDT

In this workshop, we’ll cover the PLIX Space Food activity, which offers patrons a chance to explore and create new inventions, experiences, and flavors to enhance the future of dining in outer space!

🤝 PLIX Community Call

Thursday September 24, 2020 | 12:00-1:00PM EDT

Join us for a PLIX community call! We'll share updates on new PLIX learning resources, preview some new PLIX activities that are in development, reflect on our facilitation practice, and just have a nice hour together.

Additional Training Resources

💌 Email Mini Courses

PLIX Email Mini-Courses are automated email courses that will help prepare you to facilitate some of our PLIX activities (like Urban Ecology) in your library. Each week, you'll receive an email from the PLIX team with reading excerpts, facilitation tips, and a making prompt that will give you some hands-on experience with the activity!

🎥 PLIX YouTube Channel

Check out all of our past online workshops on the PLIX YouTube Channel.

Official YouTube for the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX) from the Learning Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. Learn more at

💬 PLIX Discussion Forum

A place for our community of public library professionals  to discuss PLIX activities, creative learning, and facilitation practices. Join us!