From preschool to professionals, the Plano Public Library (PPL) has something for everyone. Don’t feel like reading? No problem – PPL is #morethanbooks! Check out some of their upcoming events – in person and virtual – for all of your educational and entertainment needs:
1. Do rangoli art
(all age groups, tickets)
Learn about the history and tradition of rangoli, an art form originating in the Indian subcontinent that involves creating patterns on the floor or a tabletop, and watch a live demonstration of techniques by the library staff. In this face-to-face program, you will also learn modern application ideas for at home. The Art and History of Rangoli meets on Saturday, September 11th at 2pm at the Harrington Library. This is a ticketed event and tickets are available 30 minutes before the program starts.
2, Explore careers in agriculture
(Young people and adults, registration required)
Feeding the world’s population is a huge task and an important one! How are cultivation, distribution and purchasing practices changing? How does technology affect these processes? What role do smaller family businesses and community gardens play? Careers in agriculture are vital to our future and there are many opportunities to be considered, including roles in manufacturing, as well as business aspects such as sales / transportation, sales and marketing, and more. Hear from industry experts from Collin College, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Profound Foods, and D&L Farm and Home and learn how you can get involved.
3. Make money smart
(all age groups, tickets)
Financial education is a core part of library programs and begins with children and their families learning together. In September all age groups can expand their budget and money knowledge at these events:
Art of money, Saturday, September 18 at 3 p.m.
Get ready for the money making mania as we research what money looks like around the world, then create your own currency designs. Who will you bet on your currency?
Art shop, Saturday, September 25th at 3 p.m.
What can you create with $ 5.00? Search our art store for accessories for your masterpiece! With the play money you get at the store entrance, buy paper, markers, glue and scissors and maybe some specialty items to make your work of art spectacular. Spend how you want, but wisely.
These are events with ticket and tickets are available 30 minutes before the start of the program.
4. Knit with others
The Novel Knitters program is back! The Novel Knitters meet once a month and offer those who knit or crochet the opportunity to meet and meet other artisans, share tips and work on projects. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill and discover helpful library resources on your journey to fiber art. No registration required, Novel Knitters will meet on Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Haggard Library
5. Get artistic with your children
(different ages, tickets)
Early literacy is more than reading books! Playing, singing, exercise, and the arts are all fun ways to promote literacy and motor skills in little ones. Check out some of the exciting library programs taking place this September:
Mini maestros 3-5 years old, Wednesday, September 22nd at 10:30 am at Haggard Library
Learn basic musical concepts like pitch and rhythm with books, songs, and interactive activities that are complemented with live music during this musical storytelling experience.
Baby picasso 0-18 months, Saturday, September 25, 10:30 a.m. in the Schimelpfenig library.
Discover the benefits of making art with your child! Wear clothing that is paint and dirt friendly.
Dance party 2-5 years, Monday, September 27 at 11 a.m. at Haggard Library
Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music! Music slows down speech, promotes motor development and body control, and is great fun.
if If you do not already have an ID for the Plano City Library, make sure that register online here. All Plano Public Library locations are open for computer use, collection searching, and personal program participation. Porch side pickup is available and you can at any time Access to eLibrary content online.