Top five free things to do at your Plano Public 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. Make Rangoli art

(all ages, ticketed)

Learn the history and tradition of Rangoli, an art form originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop, and watch a live demonstration of techniques from library staff. During this in-person program, you will also learn modern application ideas to do at home. The Art and History of Rangoli meets on Saturday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at Harrington Library. This is a ticketed event, and tickets are available 30 minutes prior to the program start.


2, Explore careers in agriculture

(teens and adults, registration required)

Feeding the world’s population is a huge job, and an important one! How are growing, distribution and purchasing practices changing? How does technology impact these processes? What is the role of smaller family farms and community gardens? Careers in agriculture are vital to our future, and there are many possibilities to consider, including roles in production as well as business aspects such as distribution/transportation, sales and marketing, and more. Hear from industry experts from Collin College, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Profound Foods, and D&L Farm and Home, and learn about ways you can get involved.

Exploring Careers in Agriculture meets on Saturday, September 18 at 2 p.m. virtually via Zoom. Register here, or watch the stream live on the library’s YouTube channel.

3. Get money smart

(all ages, ticketed)

Financial literacy is a core component of library programs, and it starts with children and their families learning together. In September, all ages can boost their budgeting and money knowledge at these events:

Art of Money, Saturday, September 18 at 3 pm

Get ready for money-making mania as we explore what money looks like around the world and then create your own currency designs. Who will you put on your currency?

Art Shop, Saturday, September 25 at 3 pm

What can you create with $5.00? Browse our art shop for supplies to make your masterpiece! With play money received at the store entrance, purchase paper, markers, glue and scissors, and perhaps some specialty supplies to make your work of art spectacular. Spend however you like, but budget wisely.

These are ticketed events, and tickets are available 30 minutes prior to programs starting.

4. Knit with others


The Novel Knitters program returns! Meeting once a month, Novel Knitters is an opportunity for those who knit or crochet to come together and meet other crafters, share tips, and work on projects. This is a great chance to learn a new skill and learn about helpful library resources on your fiber art journey. No registration is required, Novel Knitters meets at Haggard Library on Monday, September 20 at 7 pm


5. Get artsy with your kids

(various ages, ticketed)

Early literacy is more than reading books! Play, singing, movement and art are all fun ways to boost literacy and motor skills for little ones. Check out a few of the library’s engaging programs happening this September:

Mini Maestros ages 3-5, Wednesday, September 22 at 10:30 am at Haggard Library

Learn basic musical concepts like pitch and rhythm with books, songs and interactive activities enhanced with live music during this musical storytime experience.

Baby Picasso ages 0-18 months, Saturday, September 25 at 10:30 am at Schimelpfenig Library.

Explore the benefits of doing art with your child! Wear clothing that is paint and mess-friendly.

Dance Party ages 2-5, Monday, September 27 at 11 am at Haggard Library

Put on your dancing shoes and move to the music! Music helps slow down language, encourages motor development and body control, and provides lots of fun.

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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