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

Excel classes, tabletop role playing games, and Taco Dragon story time… 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:

Pop-up art class
Pop-up art class

1. Artist-in-residence POPs over paper

(ages 0-100)

Local artist Sheila Cunningham is our 18st AIRSpace artist-in-residence through December, and for her two November workshops we are making art with paper and pop-up words. On November 4 you can create colorful onomatopoeia words that sound like the noise the word refers to, like POP!, and on November 18 we will design and engineer pop-up cards featuring a hand-lettered greeting. Both workshops are on Sundays at 2 p.m., free, open to all ages, and no registration is required. Space and supplies are limited, so show up 30 minutes prior to grab a spot. The 18st AIRSpace program is funded by the Friends of Plano Public Library.

Circuit Circus through STEAM
Circuit Circus through STEAM

2. Join the Circuit Circus

(ages 0-100)

At PPL we are all about STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Twice this month we are bringing together all of our circuits to one space so you can learn how they work and make your own techie creations. All ages and stages are welcome on Sundays November 4 at Davis Library and November 25 at Parr Library, at 2 p.m. No registration is required, but supplies are limited so show up 30 minutes prior to get a ticket.

Photoshop Class
Photoshop Class

3. Painting and photo editing at the DCS

(ages 12+)

PPL has two Digital Creation Spaces, one at Parr for ages 13 and over, and one at Haggard specifically for teens in grades 6-12. During November, both spaces are hosting workshops to expand (or begin) your Photoshopping skills. Coming up are Photoshop: Puppet Warp on November 3 and Photoshop: Unleash Your Inner Money on November 11 at 1 p.m. at Haggard Library, and Digital Painting on November 19 at 7 p.m. at Parr Library. No registration is required, but space is limited so show up 30 minutes prior for a spot.

Spring Creek Model Railroad Club
Spring Creek Model Railroad Club

4. Trains! Trains! Trains!

(ages 0-100)

Spring Creek Model Railroad Club is back at PPL with their Narrow Gauge model train exhibit! Club members create, design, maintain and improve the exhibits, and will be at Davis Library with a full set up November 17-18 while the library is open. Like many of our programs, this is open to all ages. No registration, just come in and see the trains in action.

Lights at Legacy
Lights at Legacy

5. PPL out and about

(ages 18+)

In October, we were out in the Plano community 26 times at schools, festivals, and other community centers. This November we are heading out for more, including the Lights at Legacy at the Shops at Legacy on Sunday, November 18 and City of Plano’s Dickens in the Park on Friday, November 30 at Haggard Park. If you see us there, swing by to get a library card and learn about new things happening at your local library!


If you live in Plano, getting a card is easy – and free! Fill out an application online, come by any of our 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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