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

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:

Crepe flower arrangements with Cool Creations // photos courtesy of Plano Public Library
Crepe flower arrangements with Cool Creations // photos courtesy of Plano Public Library

1. Cool Creations

(ages 18+, limited supplies)

The Cool Creations monthly workshop is taking on creating a crepe flower arrangement on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. During this class, you will utilize various artistic techniques to develop a potted bouquet of colorful crocus, one of the first spring flowers. Supplies are limited, so show up at 6:30 at Schimelpfenig Library to get a ticket to this event. Curious about this activity in action? See a video of one of PPL staff learning how to make the crocus in preparation for this event!

Child development through art
Child development through art

2. Child development through art

(ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver)

During the Art Start program, families will hear stories to inspire little artists, followed by a different weekly hands-on activity. These activities help develop fine motor skills, and children get to explore their creativity through the process of making art. On March 6, 20, and 27, Parr Library will host Art Start at 11 a.m. Can’t make it? Haggard Library will begin a four-week session on Friday, March 29 at 11 a.m.

Holi
Holi

3. Celebrate Holi at the library

(ages 0-100)

Celebrate Holi, the Hindu spring festival of colors, at Davis Library on Saturday, March 9 from 2-4 p.m. You’ll learn about South Asian culture through henna art, storytelling and hands-on activities. Welcome spring to Plano by throwing colorful powder with your friends! Holi is presented in partnership with the Shraman Foundation.

Train exhibit
Train exhibit

4. Spring Break in Plano

(ages 0-100)

Your local library has, in addition to weekly reading readiness storytime events, 57 programs happening during spring break! Cultural exploration, video game music from Plano Symphony Orchestra, train exhibits, 3D printing classes, robotics workshops, book club sessions, and so much more. See the spring Engage brochure or use the online calendar to plan today.

Creating art with math
Creating art with math

5. Create a work of art with math

(grades 4 and up, limited supplies)

Using basic geometry principles, you will make art: Design your own shape, color it and then tessellate! Tessellation is a collection of shapes which, when closely fitted together, create a repeated pattern. See your shape repeat and learn how tessellation is used in architecture, art and mathematics. Let’s Tessellate meets on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at Harrington Library.


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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