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

Watercolor workshops, face painting, weather forecasting with Pete Delkus, and weekly movie screenings… for free?

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

photos courtesy Plano Public Library

1. Financial Literacy Exhibit and Programs

(ages 0-100)

Thinking Money is a traveling exhibit with an adventure-themed storyline, interactive iPad content and other hands-on activities to help you and your family learn about money and finances. Through June 27, you can see the exhibit at Haggard Library and attend nine money-related programs across our system. See our Thinking Money page for details on other upcoming workshops including a Financial Resource Fair on June 9 at Haggard Library. Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, whose support made this exhibition possible.

2. Math Mania

(ages 0-100)

Don’t let the summer slide happen to you! Explore math games and activities that will make numbers fun for all ages at our Math Mania series happening all summer long. Thanks to our corporate volunteers from Bank of America, Capital One and United Health Care for facilitating these programs. For June, Math Mania is happening weekly on Thursdays from 1-2 p.m.: June 7 at Schimelpfenig Library, June 14 at Davis Library, June 21 at Haggard Library, and June 28 at Parr Library.

3. Kindness Rocks

(grades K-5, limited space)

Remember this story about Plano Happy Rocks? Plano Public Library is joining in on the kindness rocks campaign with a series of workshops to make your own painted, inspiring messages. Share them with friends, leave around your community or keep for yourself. All supplies are included in this art workshop thanks to grant funding from Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Institute of Museum and Library Services. Kindness Rocks is happening all summer long, and in June you can come by Davis Library on June 6 at 2 p.m., Parr Library on June 11 at 3 p.m., and Harrington Library on June 26 at 3 p.m.

4. Pop-Up Author: Jennifer Egan

(ages 18+)

Our next pop-up author is Pulitzer Prize winner and American novelist Jennifer Egan! Egan will discuss her latest book “Manhattan Beach” on June 11 at 7 p.m. with copies available for purchase and signing. Want to meet the author at the 6 p.m. reception sponsored by Friends of Plano Public Library? Purchase a ticket here and get a signed copy of “Manhattan Beach” and front-row seating at the free author visit. Curious about the next author? Become a Friends member to get the scoop about upcoming pop-up authors before everyone else!

5. Bullet Journaling

(ages 18+)

Get your creativity flowing while staying organized and productive by making a bullet journal! Learn how to create, organize, and decorate a bullet journal during our 3-week series beginning June 19 at 7 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library. In July you’ll have the opportunity to learn lettering styles, and in August play with decorations and flair. All supplies are included in this art workshop thanks to grant funding from Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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