Top 5 free things to do at your Plano Public Library this November

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. Find your voice through writing

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the library has a four-part workshop series for anyone embarking on this literary journey. Meeting at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturdays throughout November 2021 at 10 a.m, you can learn how to improve your story by creating well-rounded characters and putting them in engaging conflicts. Whether or not you’re taking the NaNoWriMo challenge, explore new ways of approaching your writing.

2. Prepare for Thanksgiving
(Adults, registration required)

A few City of Plano departments want to make sure you’re ready for upcoming holidays meals. Check out these workshops:

Don’t Be a Turkey – Compost!
Tuesday, November 9 at 11 a.m.
Register for Zoom
Don’t be a turkey! Compost your food waste this holiday season and all year round. Learn easy methods for turning kitchen scraps into gold for your garden with the Sustainability & Environmental Education Division.

Holiday Food Safety
Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Register; meets at Schimelpfenig Library
Prepare for enjoyable and healthy holiday celebrations with proper food safety precautions. Learn about four principles for safe food handling: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Presented by Environmental Health.

Cook the Book: Spectacular Sides
Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m.
Register for Zoom
Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare the dish and participate in a robust discussion on cooking.

3. Learn how to edit video
(Ages 13 and up, ticketed)

Learn the basics of editing video with Adobe Premiere Pro. Meeting in the Digital Creation Space at Parr Library, this class will take you through creating your project and importing your media, commonly used editing tools, and the final export process. Premiere Pro: Video Editing Basics meets on Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at Parr Library and is ticketed. Tickets will be available in-person beginning at 6:30 p.m.

4. Manage your money early
(Teens, registration required)

Along with Bank of America, teens will learn the basics of banking, tips for managing money including balancing wants and needs, understanding the role of credit, and the importance of protecting financial information. Student Guide to Money Management meets virtually on Monday, November 22 at 2 p.m. Register here.

5. Knit with friends

Love to knit or crochet? Embroider or cross-stitch? Novel Knitters meets twice monthly at Haggard Library (2nd and 4th Mondays) at 7 p.m. Bring a project (and a friend!) and meet other crafters. Share any knitting or crochet tips, or learn how with others. For November, Novel Knitters meets on Monday, November 15 and 29.

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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