Posted on: June 1, 2017

An Artsy Summer Awaits

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Plano Public Library offers unique art programs all summer. Make It In Metal participants learn the basics of metalsmithing and design their own one-of-a-kind metal creation. The first session is at Schimelpfenig Library on Saturday, June 10. Register her...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

And The Winner Is...

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For the second consecutive year, the Texas Library Association awarded Plano Public Library its Branding Iron award for First Place in the Public Relations Campaign category.

The award-winning campaign promoted an innovative program at Harrington Library -...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

BIG Readers

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Reading tiny print is always challenging!

Large print books are beneficial for tired eyes, people with special needs and readers learning English. As interest in the large print collection grows, Plano Public Library continues to refresh and add to its col...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Did You Know? Pronunciator App!

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The Pronunciator language learning website has natively-programmed apps for all Apple, Android and Kindle Fire devices. 

Before using the apps, register through the Pronunciator link on the Plano Public Library website. Set up your student name/us...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dive Into Summer Learning

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School’s out for summer, but learning never stops at Plano Public Library. Keep those science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) skills sharp with fun activities including:

 

> STEAM camp

> Electrical circuits 

> Garage...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Summertime Reading Is Here!

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Summer Kick-Off is the official start of the Summer Reading Program with events on Saturday, June 3 at all five library locations. Kick-off parties are staggered throughout the day - so visit more than one! Have fun with balloon artists, face painting, bu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Weird Science

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Drop by Haggard Library and Davis Library to get hands-on with Contact Science exhibits from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  

In working with the UTD Science and Engineering Education Center, Plano Public Library offers exciting, interac...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Book Clubs Abridged

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Plano Public Library boasts five book clubs with meetings at four of the libraries. The Brown Bag and Second Tuesday book clubs are more traditional clubs featuring favorite and popular books, while the Mystery Book Club focuses on a wide range of mysteri...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Cheers For Volunteers!

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Plano libraries benefit every week from the contributions of volunteers. Volunteers in Plano (VIP) creates and supports meaningful community engagement and facilitates community partnerships which elevate City services and the quality of life in Plano. Du...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Congrats, 2017 Bookmark Contest Winners!

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Each year Friends of the Plano Public Library sponsors a bookmark design contest. Printed winning bookmarks are available at the libraries. Visit and see large banners featuring the winning designs at the following libraries: 

Ages 5-7 | Harringto...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Full STEAM Ahead

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Even before your children start school they can get a glimpse of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The library offers exciting Early Learning STEAM programs geared towards preschoolers all year long. This month, join us at Tiny Tec...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

May The FOURTH Be With You!

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Time to release your inner Jedi and visit the Plano Public Library - your community Star Wars hub. With more than 700 items in our collection related to the galactic franchise, we are a one-stop Star Wars shop.  

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Ozobot, Python and RaspberryPi: Teen Kits For Aspiring Geeks

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Create your own video game or watch BB-8 roll around your living room! What, you say? Check out the new Teen Kits at the Plano Public Library. Learn 21st-century skills such as coding, chess and circuitry, then put your innovation and creativity to work.&...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Rev Up For Summer: Road Trips And Travel Tips

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Whether you're taking a romantic trip for two to an exotic destination or a family road trip, find all the resources needed to plan a trip at your Plano Public Library. We have guidebooks for regions, countries and states as well as specialty gui...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Summer Reading Is Almost Here

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Enjoy Summer Reading kick off parties at all five libraries on Saturday, June 3 with plenty of fun for all ages. 

Haggard Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

Enjoy a balloon artist or build with Legos. 

Harrington Library, 10 a.m. - Noon

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Let NoveList "Select" Your Next Read

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Meet NoveList Select, a database which integrates with the Plano Libraries' online catalog to provide you with instant personalized recommendations, read-a-likes and detailed information on items of interest. In other words, meet your personal li...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Libraries TRANSFORM

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 Libraries are not only places to find great resources, but also places of great influence in people's lives. To see how the Plano Libraries transformed our community this past year, check out A Year in the Life of the Plano Libraries!&a...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Make Your (book)Mark

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Be at Harrington Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 for the big reveal. Winners have been notified and will be recognized at the event. 

Enjoy hands-on art activities and meet the 18st AIRSpace Artist In Residence Lisa Covert. She has mate...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Print Your Imagination in 3D

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Have you noticed the ever-whooshing and clicking 3D printer right next to the Davis Library front desk? It's actually available for public use!  

The price to print your own 3D-print object is 20 cents per gram. Simply submit a flash driv...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

You DO Say...

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Pronunciator provides fun and easy ways to learn to speak, read and write any of 80 languages. It offers unrivaled instruction with an ample number of self-directed activities for each language to keep you learning for years. Select a language to learn, t...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Color Your World

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On Saturday, March 11, Davis Library celebrates the Hindu Holi Festival. Also known as The Festival of Colors, the celebration marks, among other things, the beginning of spring and the end of winter. 

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Learn Basic Computer Skills For FREE En Español

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Bienvenidos! Do you (or someone you know) need to learn how to use a computer? The library offers several Spanish-language technology training courses this March and April at Harrington Library.

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Texas History? Family History!

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One of the most meaningful ways to explore and celebrate the history of Texas is to learn more about your ancestors, especially if your lineage originated in Texas. Our Genealogy Center, located in the basement of Haggard Library, is home to an extensive ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Toot, Toot! Clang, Clang!

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The Spring Creek Model Railroad Club will demonstrate steam-driven and diesel trains on three different tracks: a Narrow Gauge (Hon3) on the upper level and two Intermediate Gauge (HO) tracks on the lower level. Trains run during the library's op...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

E-Mazing Resources

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Want to be more mobile? There are apps for that! OverDrive is an amazing place to find a good eBook or eAudiobook. Discover fiction and non-fiction selections, plus special collections for kids and teens to help find age-appropriate books. OneClick Digita...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Ready, Set, Binge!

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Get the popcorn ready and the couch cleared! Your entertainment is covered with the libraries' new binge boxes - themed collections of DVDs to check out for three weeks. Each binge box contains between four and nine movies to satisfy your viewing...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

The Stars Of Texas Are Upon You

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Join the Stars of Texas Book Club to meet and engage in lively discussions with local North Texas authors. From February through April, Haggard Library hosts a 7 p.m. session each month featuring a different author with their recent books, all of which ar...

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