Top 5 things to do with your library this November

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Prepare for the holidays, build your business plan and make art with this month’s Top 5 things to do at your library.

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. Make your home safe for the holidays (adults) 

Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez is teaching ‘Tis the Season to be Safe: Enhancing Home Security on Tuesday, November 14 at 7pm at Davis Library. Homeowners will discover practical techniques to make their homes more burglar-resistant and protect their mail and packages from theft. From enhancing home security measures to implementing smart delivery solutions, this program can increase your peace of mind and help you enjoy the holidays.

Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash
  1. Give sustainably this season (adults)

The Sustainability and Environmental Education Division is teaching Green Gift Guide on Wednesday, November 15 at 12pm via Zoom. Get inspiration for enjoyable and earth-friendly gifts for the whole family. Ideas include handmade items, technology to conserve resources, local experiences and more. Register for this virtual program or watch the recording on the library’s YouTube channel following the program.

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash.
  1. Create a clear business plan (adults)

Chart the course for your new or existing business with a plan for success! Learn about the Lean Canvas approach to preparing a one-page business plan using nine basic building blocks. Presented by Certified SCORE Mentor, Don Walter on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30pm at Haggard Library. Register for this workshop, which meets both in-person and virtually.

Learn more about business resources and mentoring with the library. 

  1. Experience Ballet Folklórico (all ages)

Folklórico is a type of dance, music and costume that reflects the traditions and cultures throughout Mexico. Join us for a performance with students from the Alma y Corazon Tejano Ballet Folklórico performing arts organization. Ballet Folklórico meets on Saturday, November 18 at 3pm at Harrington Library. Space is limited and free tickets are available in-person 30 minutes before the performance.


  1. Make your own nicho (grades 6-12)

Learn about and create your own Nichos – a type of folk art practiced in Central and South America. Nichos are mini altars in the form of shadow boxes, created using recycled and repurposed materials. Teens can attend this workshop on Saturday, November 25 at 3pm at Haggard Library. Free tickets are available in-person 30 minutes before the program begins. Bring a friend!

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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