Top 5 things to do with your library this March

Amp up your parenting skills, explore finances and learn about the upcoming eclipse 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. Start gardening (adults)

Are you new to gardening in Texas? Learn how to choose basic garden tools, how to transplant successfully and how to sustain your Texas landscape with very little supplemental water at the Garden Green in Plano: Basics for Beginners workshop. Sustainability and Environmental Education Division will be at Schimelpfenig Library on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30-8pm to teach this educational gardening class. You can see previously recorded virtual programs from SEED on the library’s YouTube channel.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.
  1. Work on a screenplay (ages 16+)

This spring season, The Write Workshop is focusing on screenplays! PPL has two sessions in March so you can learn how to format your own screenplay with hands-on exercises while connecting with fellow local authors:

  • Saturday, March 9 from 10am-12pm: Screenplay Formatting Basics
  • Saturday, March 30 from 10am-12pm: Start Your Screenplay

Both sessions meet at Schimelpfenig Library.

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.
  1. See freshly hatched baby chicks (all ages)

PPL has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to share the process of egg to chick at Davis Library with eggs in an incubator on display at Davis Library. The library is hosting a Hatch Day celebration on March 12 at 3pm at Davis Library to celebrate the chicks’ arrival. 


  1. Buy a bag of books (all ages)

Friends of the Plano Public Library is hosting Buy a Bag of Books Sale March 16-24, 2024. Thousands of used books and media are available to purchase at $10 per bag, the bag provided by the Friends. Cash and exact change only, and sales will be open when the library is with the last bag sold daily 30 minutes before closing.


  1. Learn about solar coronas (all ages)

At the Solar Halo Forecast workshop, you will learn about solar coronas and how to safely observe these celestial wonders just in time for the eclipse happening in April. This workshop meets on Friday, March 29 at 3pm at Davis Library. Free tickets will be available in-person 30 minutes before it begins.

This workshop is one of the many solar eclipse events at the library this spring. See the full schedule here.

Photo by Plano Public Library.

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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