Top Five Free Things to Do at Your (Digital) Plano Public Library This September

Top five free things to do in September
Top five free things to do in September

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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 use at home for all your educating and entertaining needs:

Gush about your fave book, TV or movie with fellow teens // photo Jeremy McKnight
Gush about your fave book, TV or movie with fellow teens // photo Jeremy McKnight

1. Gush about your fave book, TV or movie with fellow teens

(ages 13-18, registration required)

Beginning this month, teens have their own virtual club with PPL! Reel Reading is a teen-specific book, film and TV club meeting virtually monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Each month will have a genre or theme to explore, and for September things are getting spooky with thrillers and mysteries. The first session is Tuesday, September 22 and you can register here.

Learn how to paint fur for fashion illustrations // courtesy PPL
Learn how to paint fur for fashion illustrations // courtesy PPL

2. Learn how to paint fur for fashion illustrations

(all ages)

The next Spotlight Artist is Christine Song, a fashion illustrator who specializes in painting using only two colors: black and gold. On the PPL Facebook page on Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m., viewers will learn how to use these two colors to create three types of fur (silver fox, mink and raccoon) as well as create their own full fur fashion look.

Use the library for student success // photo jeshoots
Use the library for student success // photo jeshoots

3. Use the library for student success

(parents and/or educators, registration required)

Twice this month, PPL is hosting Virtual Learning Made Easy, a workshop to explore library resources to help your virtual learner success in school. A library card is required to access these resources. In each session, library staff will explore key features and highlights of each database via Zoom:

Friday, September 4 at 1 p.m.: Tutor.com, Credo and Learning Express Library; register here
Monday, September 21 at 1 p.m.: EBSCO, GALE-Science and Salem History; register here

Get the perfect headshot for job searching // courtesy PPL
Get the perfect headshot for job searching // courtesy PPL

4. Get the perfect headshot for job searching

(ages 18+, registration required)

Need a headshot to update your LinkedIn profile, resume or portfolio? In this workshop, you will learn how to set up, capture and edit a quality headshot photo at home. Editing is complete through Adobe Photoshop, and some experience is recommended. Headshots at Home is meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. and you can register here. Need access to Photoshop? Each PPL location has a computer with the Adobe Creative Cloud, just register for a time by calling one of the libraries.

Travel the globe from your home // courtesy PPL
Travel the globe from your home // courtesy PPL

5. Travel the globe from your home

(all ages)

PPL is making their way around the world through Virtual Field Trips using Google Streets, and you can catch the how-to videos on Facebook. These activities are for all ages, and comes with guided activities to get the most out of the experience:

Friday, September 4 at 3 p.m.: Pyramids of Giza
Friday, September 18 at 3 p.m.: Colosseum and Capitoline Museum


If you do not already have a Plano Public Library card, be sure to register online here. One of the library staff will reach out to get your account complete. While the libraries are closed, follow Plano Public Library on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to watch virtual programs like storytime and other family activities, with plans for more!

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