Top 5 things to do with your library this February

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From owl poop to investment for teens, Plano Public Library has plenty of events to fill your February. Here's their top 5:

From preschool to professional, Plano Public Library (PPL) has something for everyone. Not interested in reading? No biggie – PPL is #morethanbooks! Check out some of their upcoming events – in-person and virtual – for all your educating and entertaining needs:

1. Explore Black History through Genealogy (adults)

Twice this February, the Genealogy Center at Haggard Library is offering the workshop African-American Genealogy Resources. During this class, offered once in person and another time virtually, attendees will explore the resources Plano Public Library and others offer to help you with your research for African-American ancestors.

Wednesday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at Haggard Library
Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom – Register for the virtual session

2. Dissect an owl pellet (all ages, ticketed)

Things like bones, fur, teeth and feathers cannot be digested by owls, and these indigestible bits are compressed into a pellet, which is regurgitated before their next meal. Want to see what’s inside?

Do Owls Poop? meets on Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m. at Parr Library. During this session, you’ll learn about the diet of owls and dissect an owl pellet. Free tickets will be available in person 30 minutes before the program begins.

3. Have a playdate at the library (ages 0-3 with parent/caregiver)

Do you have a child 0 to 3 and you’re curious about Family Place and the Playgroup? Drop by for a come-and-go style Open House on Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30am at Schimelpfenig Library! Registration for the next Family Place Playgroup series opens February 27, and the Open House is a good opportunity to learn more about this workshop series, connecting to community experts, and learning about the play area and Parenting collection.

Photo courtesy of Plano Public Libraries.

4. Invest for your future (teens grades 6-12)

During the Investing Basics for Teens on Monday, February 20 at 2pm at Haggard Library, teens in grades 6-12 will learn about how the stock market works, about different kinds of investment products (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc.) and the benefits and risks involved with each. Understanding how to set financial goals and invest for your future is a smart financial decision. This free workshop is presented by US Securities and Exchange Commission.

5. Get safety tips from the expert (adults)

During the Personal Safety workshop, Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez shares information on how to recognize danger, employing effective weapons and strategies to reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Personal Safety is meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30pm at Davis Library. See the online calendar for additional safety program with Officer Bianez.

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, browse the collection, and attend in-person programs. Porch side pickup for holds is available, and you can always access eLibrary content online.

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