Top 5 things to do with your library this March

Launch space explorations, adopt Earth-friendly practices, improve safety practices, buy books and research family history at PPL this month.

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. Launch space exploration with NASA Ambassador (all ages)


Bring the whole family to hear about a fascinating NASA mission designed to find out whether the course of an asteroid could be redirected. Learn about the test and its results from a NASA Ambassador at Planetary Defense Mission on Saturday, March 11 at 3pm at Schimelpfenig Library. Arrive 30 minutes prior to get free tickets for the program. Discover more about space with databases GALE in Context Science or GALE OneFile Science, accessible free with your Plano library card.


  1. Adopt earth-friendly practices (adults)


Spring into warmer weather with an eye on caring for your property with sustainable practices. Learn how to attract pollinators to your landscape or garden with tips from the City of Plano’s Environmental Education Division (SEED).  Prepare for the inevitable dry spells of summer by considering use of a rain barrel with insights from an environmental educator.


  • Planning for Pollinators: Thursday, March 16 at 6:30pm at Davis Library
  • Saving on a Rainy Day – Rainwater Harvesting: Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30pm at Davis Library 


Need gardening ideas and how-to’s? Access a variety of home & garden eMagazines free with your Plano Library card through PressReader and OverDrive.


  1. Improve your safety awareness with Plano Police (adults)


Take action to protect your property, your identity and the people you care about. Officer Chris Bianez of the Plano Police Department returns to the library for a series of programs offering tips and strategies for safety. 

  • Property Safety: Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30pm at Davis Library
  • Avoiding Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams: Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30pm at Davis Library
  • Personal Safety & Security for Seniors: Tuesday, April 4, 10am at Schimelpfenig Library


Find more information on these programs in Engage (page 7) or on our online calendar. View recordings from previous safety programs on the library’s YouTube channel.

  1. Buy a bag of books! (all ages)


Shop the Friends of the Plano Public Library book sale at Haggard Library March 4-12. Browse thousands of gently used items available in Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children’s, Foreign Language, and Media. Sold by the bag at $10/bag, CASH ONLY, exact change, no checks or credit cards. Free entry. No rolling carts or wagons.


The book sale will be open daily when the Library is open (last bag sold 30 minutes prior to close).

All proceeds go to Friends of the Plano Public Library to benefit our five Plano library locations!


  1. Research your family history (adults)


Did you know you have access to (Library Edition) through Plano Public Library? Library Edition contains billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, immigration records, military records, court and legal documents, maps and more to assist you in discovering your history. Visit Haggard Library and explore the Genealogy Center for personal assistance. 


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. For more information visit our website at


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