Top 5 things to do with your library this September

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 a bag of books
(All Ages)

Friends of the Plano Public Library is hosting another Buy a Bag of Books Sale from Saturday, September 17 – 25 at Parr Library. Thousands of used books (and sometimes DVDs, records and audiobooks) are available for all ages for just $10 per bag, which is provided. This sale is cash and exact change only, and the sale will be open when the library is: M-Thu 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. (last bag sold 30 minutes prior to close). All proceeds go to Friends of the Plano Public Library to benefit the five Plano libraries.


2. Get the caregiving support you need

Plano Public Library has a new program beginning this September: Caregiver Circle. Classes are designed to offer information, resources and strategies for a variety of topics related to senior support, aging well and caregiving needs. Caregiver Circle is presented by the Wellness Center for Older Adults, and meets at Haggard Library on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.:
– September 6
– October 4
– November 1
– December 6

3. Activate your inner artist
(all ages)

The event many of you have been waiting for is coming up: Community Art Night! This festival of engaging activities, scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at Haggard Library, is ideal for the whole family and includes a Bookmark Contest celebration for 2022 winners (who have all been notified).

There will be a variety of hands-on activities, with guided art projects with library staff, Plano Arts & Events and Sustainability and Environmental Education Division; there will also be art for you to experience with your eyes and ears – including Plano Symphony Orchestra.

This event is free and open to all.


4. Play to learn
(all ages)

Make new friends while nurturing your children’s development and early learning in an informal, play-based setting at the Family Place Playgroup at Schimelpfenig Library. This free, five-week program meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. from September 21 through October 19. Parents and caregivers of children aged 1-3 can register in person at Schimelpfenig Library starting September 6.

Celebrate the designation of Schimelpfenig Library as a Family Place Library™ on Wednesday, September 14, 11 a.m. at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate this exciting achievement! This designation highlights the commitment of Plano Public Library to supporting families with early learning tools including a Parenting collection, expanded and carefully designed play spaces, and the library’s Family Place Playgroup program.

5. Use LinkedIn for Career Success

Whether you’re staying in touch with professional connections or searching for a job, LinkedIn offers tools to connect you with professionals and opportunities in your industry. This series of workshops covers: profile, networking, resume builder, job searching, content creation and using LinkedIn Learning. 

The LinkedIn for Career Success series meets on Tuesdays at Davis Library at 6:30 p.m., September 6-October 4. No registration required. 

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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