Top 5 things to do with your library this July

Top 5 Free Things To Do this July // photos courtesy Plano Public Library
Plano Public Libraries have plenty of activities for July with a book sale, meet-and-greet with city services, investment classes and more.

Learn more about investing money, making movies and celebrate the end of Summer Learning 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. Buy all the books! 

It’s time for another Friends of the Plano Public Library Buy a Bag of Books Sale. From July 1-9, 2023 you can stop by Harrington Library (1501 18th St. Plano, TX 75074) and shop the extended lobby sale. For $10 (cash, exact change only), you will receive a bag to fill up with books and media. Inventory changes daily, and the sale is open while the library is open with the last bag sold 30 minutes prior to close each day. The library and book sale are closed on July 4.


  1. Get to Know City Services (adults, registration required)

The Living Well series continues into July with a session about City of Plano services. Hear about programs the Plano Police Department, Fire-Rescue, 911 and Neighborhood Services offer for your safety and well-being. While this series was made for seniors, the information is important for residents of all ages. Living Well meets virtually on Tuesday, July 18 at 11am. Register for the live session and check the library’s YouTube channel for recordings.

Photo by Plano Public Libraries.
  1. Learn how to invest your money (adults, registration required)

Bank of America is back, this time to teach you the language of investing, including terms and concepts that may be unfamiliar to you. Understanding some of the core ideas can help give you the confidence to get started during “Investments: Getting Started.” This workshop meets simultaneously at Haggard Library and virtually on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm. Register for the virtual session.

Bank of America volunteers. Photo by Plano Public Libraries.
  1. It’s party time! (all ages)

Celebrate all you have learned (and read) this summer at the Summer Learning Wrap-Up Party! This Balloon Drop Dance Party will be on Saturday, July 22, and when you bring your Summer Learning game board you will have the opportunity to spin the prize wheel (while supplies last). Times and locations:

10am-12pm – Harrington, Parr and Schimelpfenig

12-2pm – Davis and Haggard

Photo by Plano Public Libraries.
  1. Create and edit videos (teens grades 6-12, ticketed)

Movie Maker Camp is a five-day camp for teens to master movie magic using Lightworks and Audacity. You will edit video clips, create sound effects and use a green screen. Attendance at all sessions is strongly encouraged. Movie Maker Camp meets July 24-28 from 3-5pm at Haggard Library. Get your free ticket by showing up 30 minutes prior to the program beginning. You can watch previously created videos on the library’s YouTube channel

July 2023 movie maker camp. Photo by Plano Public Libraries.

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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