Top Five Free Things to Do at Your Plano Public Library this April

Art exhibits, karaoke, shadow puppet shows, parenting workshops, pop-up author visits… for free?

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – they’re #morethanbooks! See what’s happening this month at the five public libraries near you:

Plano ArtFest // photos courtesy Plano Public Library
Plano ArtFest // photos courtesy Plano Public Library

1. Out and about at Plano ArtFest

(ages 0-100)

This year the Plano ArtFest is on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 at Haggard Park – and your local library will be there! Sign up for a library card, learn about art resources at the libraries and make your own creative creations during this two-day extravaganza.

2. Big wheels keep on turning

(ages 0-100)

Get up close and personal with some big city trucks at the library! All ages are welcome at this event, with a truck-focused story time and an outdoors exploration of trucks you see in your neighborhood on Friday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at Davis Library. Bring your camera, as there are plenty of photo opportunities.

3. Celebrate bookmark art

(ages 0-100)

At the Bookmark Art Contest Celebration, they are all about creativity! Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, see the winning bookmark art contest entries, tour the 18st AIRSpace, meet artist-in-residence Caterina Provost-Smith and get creative at multiple art stations while making group art. Celebrate the creativity of our local bookmark artists with the 2019 Winners Ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. The Bookmark Contest and Celebration is funded by Friends of the Plano Public Library.

4. Tiny Techies

(ages 0-100)

In Tiny Techies, PPL will introduce you and your preschooler to technology concepts in this special story time series. Tiny Techies is a three-week class, running weekly on Thursdays from April 25 through May 9 at Harrington Library at 10 a.m. In each session you and your child will hear stories, learn a new coding and technology topic and get hands-on with age-appropriate devices.

5. Explore your ancestry

(ages 18+)

Plano Public Library’s Genealogy Center is housed at Haggard Library, and offers monthly workshops to help you get started and continue your heritage research. In April, there are a few classes and interest group meet-ups, but to get started you should attend Genealogy 101 on Thursday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m., and then continue your skill building at Genealogy 201 on Thursday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m., where you will learn how to find vital records. No registration required for this class, come ready to learn!


If you live in Plano, getting a card is easy – and free! Fill out an application online, come by any of the five libraries with a photo ID and proof of address, and in minutes you’ll have immediate access to hundreds of thousands of learning and recreational reading and watching materials, daily programming, and online resources for your personal or professional life.

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