PLIX Online Workshops

Spring & Summer 2020

Interactive online workshops designed to help you get started running PLIX activities in your library. Meet and chat with the PLIX team and other public library professionals!

This spring, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we set out to create a series of interactive online workshops for several PLIX activities that are well-suited to online or at-a-distance programming. Join us to learn more about these activities and brainstorm with other library professionals about how you might offer these programs remotely. Below you'll find more information on our upcoming and past workshops. We're excited to see you online!

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Upcoming Workshops

🤝 PLIX Community Call

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

Join us for a PLIX community call! We'll share updates, reflect on our facilitation practice, discuss creative learning, share PLIX activity remixes, and just have a nice hour together.

Past Workshops

🛰 CubeSats

3-week mini online course starting week of July 20, 2020 | Group calls on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00PM EDT

In this workshop, we'll cover a series of activities from our PLIX CubeSat Activity Series for public library patrons to learn about space environments and how they can be characterized with small spacecrafts.

PLIX CubeSats Online
The PLIX CubeSats Activity Series is composed of three independent activities that all focus on learning about outer space environments and how they can be c...

💾 DataBasic

Thursday June 25, 2020 | 3:00-4:00PM EDT

In this workshop, we'll cover two activities from DataBasic: Analog Spreadsheet and Data Sculptures. These activities help patrons learn about asking questions, gathering and analyzing data, and using data to tell a story. They're great for public programming as well as for internal professional development opportunities for library staff.

PLIX DataBasic Online
Welcome to PLIX DataBasic Online! 💾 In this session, we’ll be covering the PLIX DataBasic activities: two hands-on workshops developed to help people learn d...

🚀 Space Food

Thursday June 11, 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 Space Food Online
PLIX Space Food offers patrons a chance to explore and create new inventions, experiences, and flavors to enhance the future of dining in outer space! You ca...

🌱 Urban Ecology

3-week mini online course starting week of May 11, 2020 | Group calls on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00PM EDT

The PLIX Urban Ecology Activity Series is composed of three independent activities that all focus on the ecosystem processes of urban and suburban settings. In our time together over three weeks, we'll cover how to get started with these activities as well as how you might remix them to suit the needs and interests of your community!

PLIX Urban Ecology Online - YouTube
The PLIX Urban Ecology Activity Series is composed of three independent activities that all focus on the ecosystem processes of urban and suburban settings. ...

👋 Intro to PLIX

Thursday April 30, 2020 | 12:00-1:00PM EDT

Join us for the first event in our new PLIX Online Workshop series! During this first session, we’ll give you an overview of PLIX and cover information about some PLIX activities that are well-suited to at-a-distance programming.

PLIX Online: Intro to PLIX - YouTube
This workshop will give you an overview of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (a.k.a. PLIX) from the Learning Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. We’ll cove...