English conversation classes, book clubs, storytime… for free – and virtual?
From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – PPL is #morethanbooks! See what’s available from your public library to learn at home for all your educating and entertaining needs:
1. Join other seniors in Plano online
(senior adults, registration required)
The library offers a twice monthly conversational gathering online called Connecting Seniors. Librarians plan a topic for each session, and participants share their experiences on the topic. Some of the topics from Fall 2020 were about baseball, holidays and school. Connecting Seniors meets on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Register here.
- January 7 “New Year, New You” What resolutions have you made in the past? Share your successes and failures and have a laugh.
- January 21 “Are You Ready for Some Football?” It’s bowl game season! Join us to talk about highlights from college bowl games and the Super Bowl, and the commercials, of course.
2. Start the kettle, it’s tea time
(adults, registration required)
The monthly foodie group, Cook the Book, meets on Tuesday, January 19 at 1 p.m. on Zoom to discuss favorite recipes and treats for English tea. Be ready to share your favorite tea and snack combo! Register here.
3. Expand English conversational skills
(adults, registration required)
The library offers a weekly English conversation group online called Small Talk. During Small Talk, staff facilitate conversation with attendees to boost their comprehension of the language. Situation examples include conversations related to banking and going to the doctor. Register here.
4. Connect with child development experts
(parents/caregivers with children, registration required)
Family Place Playgroup is now virtual! Parents and caregivers with children ages 0-3 can participate in a hands-on activity with your child, share songs and rhymes, and ask questions of local child development experts from our community. This is a five-week workshop series, meeting on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. from January 27 through February 24; topics include general parenting, nutrition, child development, speech and hearing, and music. Register for the entire series and attend the dates which work best with your schedule and needs. Register here.
5. Get planning with a Bullet Journal
(ages 13+, registration required)
Bullet Journaling is a system of logging all the important information in your life in a single, easily accessible location. The system is very flexible using collections of spreads, or layouts, which can be put in any order to suit your needs. Expanding from Basics of Bullet Journaling, on Monday, January 11 at 1 p.m. library staff will go over advanced techniques and specialized spreads to help increase your productivity at work and home. Register here.
If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. All Plano Public Library locations are open to use computers and browse the collection. Porch side pickup for holds is still available, and you can always access eLibrary content online.Plano Public Library Locations and Programs >