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Animal Services

  1. Animal Shelter Closed for Staff Training

    July 8, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

  2. Visit our Mobile Animal Shelter for a Special Cats-Only Adoption Event at Parr Library!

    July 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 6200 Windhaven Pkwy

    Come find a new feline friend at our adoption event at Parr Library! We'll have cats and kittens of all ages and colors who would love to become a part of your family. Visit our website to see some of the furry felines we have available for adoption.

  3. Visit our Mobile Animal Shelter for an Adoption Event at the Davis Library

    July 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Come find your new best friend at our off-site adoption event!

  4. Low-Cost Sterilization and Vaccination Clinic at the Plano Animal Shelter

    July 17, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Plano Animal Shelter

    Appointments are required for sterilization services and can be made by calling the number below or visiting TCAP online. Vaccinations are provided from 10-12 and no appointment is necessary.

  5. Visit Our Mobile Animal Shelter for an Adoption Event at Ray Huffines Chevrolet Plano Dog Days of Summer!

    July 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 1001 Coit Rd.

    Come find your new best friend at our off-site adoption event.

Arts and Events

  1. Star Spangled Spectacular (Plano Concert in the Park Series)

    July 3, 7:00 PM @ Haggard Park & Historic Downtown Plano
    901 E. 15th Street
    Plano, TX 75074

  2. 36th Annual Lions Independence Day Parade

    July 4, 9:00 AM @ Plano ISD Administration Building
    2700 W. 15th Street
    Plano, TX

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Start: Plano ISD Admin Building 2700 W. 15th Street Plano Then north on Independence Parkway to Plano Senior HS.

  3. Patriotic Pops Concert

    July 4, 7:30 PM @ First United Methodist Church
    3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
    Plano, TX 75074

    Celebrate July 4th at the annual community Patriotic Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Plano. Bring your family and friends to this prelude of the City of Plano’s “All-American Fourth” fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Point Park, just across Spring Creek Parkway from the church. Be sure to get here early! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for free fireworks parking and the doors for the free concert open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. FUMC Plano is located at 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway.www.firstmethodistplano.org

  4. Plano's All-American Fourth Fireworks Show

    July 4, 9:30 PM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
    2601 Spring Creek Parkway
    Plano, TX

    Tune into 97.5 KLAK for simulcast

City Council & Commissions Meetings

  1. Planning and Zoning Commission

    July 6, 7:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  2. Senior Citizens Advisory Board

    July 9, 5:00 PM @ Plano Senior Recreation Center
    401 West 16th Street
    Plano, TX 75075

  3. Cultural Affairs Commission

    July 9, 6:00 PM @ Training Room A

  4. Cultural Affairs Commission

    July 9, 6:00 PM @ Training Room A

  5. Board of Adjustment - Cancelled

    July 14, All Day

  6. Planning and Zoning Commission

    July 20, 7:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  7. City Council Meeting

    July 27, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

  8. City Council Meeting

    July 29, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Senator Florence Shapiro Council Chambers

Environmental Education Events

  1. Independence Day - City Offices CLOSED

    July 3, All Day

    Independence Day - City Offices are closed Friday, July 3. Household Chemical Reuse Center, Texas Pure Custer Retail Facility, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Transfer Stations and 121 Regional Disposal Facility (RDF) are closed Saturday, July 4.

  2. Independence Day - City Offices & Facilities CLOSED

    July 4, All Day

    Independence Day - City Offices are closed Friday, July 3. Household Chemical Reuse Center, Texas Pure Custer Retail Facility, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Transfer Stations and 121 Regional Disposal Facility (RDF) are closed Saturday, July 4.

  3. Electronics Recycling - 1st Saturday

    July 4, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ First United Methodist Church

    Our partner, United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER), provides professional, efficient recycling services to residents, small and large businesses, and educational organizations of Collin County, North Texas and Oklahoma.

  4. New Volunteer Orientation

    July 8, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Become a Sustainability volunteer and help make Plano cleaner, greener, and healthier. Register for orientation by contacting Heather Harrington by email or phone.

  5. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Lessons from the Lorax

    July 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

  6. Energy 2.0: Advanced Retrofits

    July 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Take energy savings to the next level! Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency.

  7. Electronics Recycling - 2nd Saturday

    July 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ St. Andrew United Methodist Church

    Our partner, United Electronic Recycling, LLC (UER), provides professional, efficient recycling services to residents, small and large businesses, and educational organizations of Collin County, North Texas and Oklahoma.

  8. Nature Explore Family Club

    July 12, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this weekend? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. July Theme: Fresh from the Garden

  9. Nature Explore Family Club

    July 13, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Are you “stumped” about what to do this week? Don’t stay “rooted” in front of the television! Don’t “leaf” your plans until the last minute! It’s time to “branch out” into outdoor adventures with your family! Join us the first Sunday of each month OR the following Monday for the Nature Explore Families Club. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities. July Theme: Fresh from the Garden

  10. Energy 2.0: Advanced Retrofits

    July 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Take energy savings to the next level! Learn how to complete advanced retrofits to increase your home's energy efficiency.

  11. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Fun with Sun

    July 16, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

  12. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Air All Around

    July 23, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

  13. Eco-Tots Discovery Hour: Water is a Home for Animals

    July 30, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Environmental Education Center (EEC)

    Preschoolers and parents are invited to join us weekly from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays for our Eco Tots Discovery Hour. This program is designed for children 3-5 years old and includes stories, crafts and activities about the environment, gardening, or nature-related themes. Plan to stay and play in our outdoor Nature Explore Classroom as well.

Fourth of July Events

  1. Star Spangled Spectacular (Plano Concert in the Park Series)

    July 3, 7:00 PM @ Haggard Park & Historic Downtown Plano
    901 E. 15th Street
    Plano, TX 75074

  2. 36th Annual Lions Independence Day Parade

    July 4, 9:00 AM @ Plano ISD Administration Building
    2700 W. 15th Street
    Plano, TX

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Start: Plano ISD Admin Building 2700 W. 15th Street Plano Then north on Independence Parkway to Plano Senior HS.

  3. Patriotic Pops Concert

    July 4, 7:30 PM @ First United Methodist Church
    3160 E. Spring Creek Pkwy
    Plano, TX 75074

    Celebrate July 4th at the annual community Patriotic Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Plano. Bring your family and friends to this prelude of the City of Plano’s “All-American Fourth” fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Point Park, just across Spring Creek Parkway from the church. Be sure to get here early! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for free fireworks parking and the doors for the free concert open at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. FUMC Plano is located at 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway.www.firstmethodistplano.org

  4. Plano's All-American Fourth Fireworks Show

    July 4, 9:30 PM @ Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
    2801 Spring Creek Parkway
    Plano, TX

    Tune into 97.5 KLAK for simulcast

Human Resources Training & Development

  1. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 6, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  2. L21 Teambuilding SV4717 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 8, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    These courses are only for participants of the Leadership Into the 21st Century Program.

  3. Managing Workplace Stress - SV3414 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 9, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    In today's fast-paced changing workplace, office professionals must recognize early warnings of job related stress. Identify your personality type and understand how it affects the way you deal with stress. Develop long-term and short-term coping skills to effectively manage pressure, conflicts and criticism. Techniques to achieve more balance and energy in your life will increase your job performance.

  4. MP3 Get Acquainted Brown Bag - EX4203 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Building Inspections Training Room

  5. Specification Writing - SD3323 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 10, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    This class will cover the fundamentals of specification writing. Participants will learn the attributes of good specifications, things to avoid, what the various types of specifications are, and the merits of each. The class is intended for those who are or may be responsible for writing specifications, evaluating vendor offers, or administering contracts.

  6. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 13, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1520 Avenue K

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  7. MP3 Living in a Pluralistic Community - EX4523 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 13, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Training Room A

    Understanding the differences in people who live, work and play in the City of Plano. NOTE: please be sure you have completed the Diversity/Cultural Awareness tool prior to class and bring it with you for discussion.

  8. Leadership in the 21st Century - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 15, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Training Room A

    These courses are only for participants of the Leadership Into the 21st Century Program.

  9. MP3 Ethical Type Indicator - EX4307 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 15, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    This is an MP3 Class In this assessment you will discover your primary ethical decision making preferences. You will also assess the degree to which you are influenced by ethical principles.

  10. MP3 Get Acquainted Brown Bag - EX4203 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

  11. MP3 Ethics (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 15, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Technology Services Training Room

    This is an MP3 Class

  12. Managers Roundtable - MG4418 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 16, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    Managers Round Table – MG4413-MG4422 This course series meets once a month for 10 months, with a graduation/luncheon in the eleventh month. The Plano Managers Round Table class will be divided into three sections: 1. EXPERIENCE: Through experiential exercises, that address challenges unique to managers, members will discover how to apply principles of leadership to their job and life. Role-playing, group problem solving, and interactive exercises will drive home a new key indicator each month. (2 hours) 2. DISCUSSION: Members will discuss selected chapters from an award-winning leadership book. Three Books will be provided by 360Solutions and all members are expected to read each of them. Members will be encouraged to share their insights, apply what they learn to their job, and encourage others. (1 hour) 3. ACTION: Each month members will outline at least one specific goal to improve as a leader. They will share this with their “MRT Partner” which will be assigned at the

  13. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 20, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Municipal Center

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  14. Effective Planning and Scheduling - AP3301 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 21, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Training Room A

    Scheduling is the art of planning your activities so that you can achieve your goals and priorities in the time you have available. When it's done effectively, it helps you stay balanced. Time is the one resource that we can't buy, but we often waste it or use it ineffectively. Scheduling helps you think about what you want to achieve in a day, week or month, and it keeps you on track to accomplish your goals.

  15. MP3 Presentation Skills Pt 2 - EX4308 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 22, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    This is an MP3 Class You will have the opportunity to utilize your presentation skills in Council Chambers.

  16. New Employee Orientation - PD1601 (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 27, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 1520 Avenue K

    Please arrive at HR office by 8:00 AM. When participants complete this session, they should feel comfortable with their understanding of the culture of the City of Plano and how they fit within that culture. The class will explore the expectations that the City has of its employees and in turn what the employees should expect of their employment experience.

  17. Writing Effective Press Releases – PD3219 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Training Room A

    In this course you will learn: -The one thing that will get your press release noticed. -The best way to make your message relatable. -How the media work. -What details are important.

  18. Leadership in the 21st Century - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 29, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Training Room A

    These courses are only for participants of the Leadership Into the 21st Century Program.

  19. Internet Safety – SD3217 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 30, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Training Room A

    Issues that the youth of today, parents, teachers and those who are part of their world face online is the essence of this content. Participants discover areas of the Internet used by youth, what kinds of threats exist on the Internet and how everyone can protect their loved ones, family members, students and those under their care or responsibility. A special focus of the course includes ways in which adults can protect themselves online. • Social networks • Instant messaging & texting • Chat rooms • Gaming & virtual worlds • Vulnerabilities of Children Online • Cyberbullying • Online predators • Tips & tools for protecting children online • And more…

  20. MP3 Get Acquainted Brown Bag - EX4203 - (CITY OF PLANO EMPLOYEES ONLY)

    July 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Training Room A

Library - Davis

  1. Crafternoon

    July 6, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Get creative with make-and-take crafts! Come and go. All Ages - Mix & Match

  2. Family Movie - Planes: Fire and Rescue

    July 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    (PG, 83 min) All Ages

  3. 3D Printing Tuesdays

    July 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Drop in to see demonstrations on our new 3D printer. See examples of 3D design software and watch the printer in action. All Ages

  4. Super Science - Tasty Structures

    July 7, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Ready for a challenge? Build a bridge out of every day food items. Can your structure hold 200 grams? Compete to see whose bridge is strongest. All Ages

  5. Family Robotics - EV3 Family Freestyle

    July 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Is your family ready for the next step in robotics? Play together with our EV3 robotics kits and see what your robot can do! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  6. Build with Strawbees

    July 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Build epic structures with recycled plastics as you invent mechanical creations in three dimensions. All Ages

  7. Learn to Code with Anna and Elsa

    July 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Work together to make coding easy as we create commands and programs for Frozen’s Anna and Elsa. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  8. STEAM Saturday

    July 11, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games. All Ages

  9. Family Movie - Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    July 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    (PG, 98 min) All Ages

  10. Puppet Show - Little Red Riding Hood

    July 14, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Davis Library

    A little girl meets a hungry wolf on the way to visit her grandmother. All ages

  11. 3D Printing Tuesdays

    July 14, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Drop in to see demonstrations on our new 3D printer. See examples of 3D design software and watch the printer in action. All Ages

  12. Super Science - Make Your Own Martian

    July 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Could there be life on Mars? What would it take to survive on another planet? Learn about Mars, build your own alien and see if it could survive in space. All Ages

  13. Puppet Show - Little Red Riding Hood

    July 15, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Davis Library

    A little girl meets a hungry wolf on the way to visit her grandmother. All ages 2 Shows: 10am & 7pm

  14. Animal Adoption

    July 15, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Looking for a pet? Or just want to pet a dog or snuggle a cat? Plano Animal Services will be at the library with some of their pets that are available for adoption. Visit and learn about this amazing city department. All Ages

  15. The Incredible Bubble Show

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    This high energy, visual show includes big bubbles, tiny bubbles, dancing bubbles, and putting people inside a giant bubble force field! All Ages

  16. EcoFashion Frenzy

    July 16, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about fashion and costume design, then create a wearable outfit out of recycled materials. We’ll have our own fashion show and a contest for the best creations. Grade 6 & up

  17. Mystery Book Club

    July 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Davis Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  18. Meet Clifford

    July 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and join us for storytime, crafts and more. Bring your camera. All Ages

  19. Intro to 3D Printing

    July 18, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Davis Library

    Learn the basics of 3D printing. Create a design to 3D print and receive a voucher for one free 3D print job of limited size. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Grades 9 & up

  20. MaKey MaKey Madness

    July 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Turn everyday objects into touch pads as you combine them with the internet. Use a banana as a space bar, play a video game using a pencil-drawn joystick, and more! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  21. Readers & Waggers

    July 19, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library and read to a Heart of Texas Therapy Do. Grades 1-5

  22. Math in Action – Grade 2

    July 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  23. Family Movie – The Book of Life

    July 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    (PG, 95 min) All Ages

  24. Math in Action – Grade 2

    July 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  25. 3D Printing Tuesdays

    July 21, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Drop in to see demonstrations on our new 3D printer. See examples of 3D design software and watch the printer in action. All Ages

  26. Super Science - Frozen Science

    July 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Do you want to build a snowman… indoors? Learn about the magic of weather as you make your own icy magic at “Elsa’s Windstorm”; learn how Anna keeps warm with “Anna’s Warm-Up Gloves”; and keep ahead of storms with “Kristoff’s Storm Predictor”. All Ages

  27. Math in Action – Grade 2

    July 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  28. Math in Action – Grade 2

    July 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  29. Intro to 3D Printing

    July 23, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn the basics of 3D printing. Create a design to 3D print and receive a voucher for one free 3D print job of limited size. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Grades 1-8

  30. Math in Action – Grade 2

    July 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  31. Toy Take-Apart

    July 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Do you ever wonder what’s inside your old toys? Make some surprising discoveries as we check out the mechanisms, circuit boards, lights, and wires that make them work. Bring an old toy or disassemble one of ours. All Ages

  32. Squishy Circuits

    July 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Get hands-on and explore simple circuits and electronics with play dough! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  33. Math in Action – Grade 3

    July 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  34. Family Movie - Dolphin Tale 2

    July 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    (PG, 107 min) All Ages

  35. Math in Action – Grade 3

    July 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  36. 3D Printing Tuesdays

    July 28, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Drop in to see demonstrations on our new 3D printer. See examples of 3D design software and watch the printer in action. All Ages

  37. Super Science - Electricity: It’s Shocking!

    July 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about the wonder of electricity as we power a clock with a potato, power lights with the touch of a hand, and play with simple magnet motors. All Ages

  38. Math in Action – Grade 3

    July 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  39. 911 Safety Storytime

    July 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Learn about 911 safety - how and when to call, and how you can stay safe in an emergency! All Ages

  40. Math in Action – Grade 3

    July 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  41. MaKey MaKey Madness

    July 30, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Turn everyday objects into touch pads as you combine them with the internet. Use a banana as a space bar, play a video game using a pencil-drawn joystick, and more! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  42. Math in Action – Grade 3

    July 31, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Improve basic math skills in this hands-on program featuring manipulatives and tutoring help. Geared for struggling math students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Workbooks will be provided. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session.

  43. Paper Transformers

    July 31, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Davis Library

    Math and art meet as we make paper creations that bend, twist, fold and spin. You never knew how cool paper could be. All Ages

Library - Haggard

  1. Taste of Mah Jong

    July 5, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends – play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets are provided. You’re welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Adults

  2. What Are You Reading Now Book Club

    July 6, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Read and discuss great books you’ve read. Free Adults

  3. Code Club

    July 6, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Explore coding using Little Bits, MaKey-MaKeys, Picoboards, Squishy circuits, and Arduino at Heart. A Plano library card is required for Internet access. Bring your own laptop or tablet, or use one of ours. All Ages

  4. Premiere 101

    July 7, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Use cameras, the green screen, and Adobe Premiere to create and edit videos. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  5. Strong Teens

    July 7, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Teens talking, learning, and taking action on a variety of topics; health, communications, relationships, stress, and more. Facilitated by local experts. Teens earn 1 volunteer hour per attendance. Grades 6-12

  6. Dazzling Dave

    July 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Explore the fundamentals of science with entertaining demonstrations mixed with liveliness and lots of personality! This fast-paced show offers plenty of audience participation and fun for all. All Ages

  7. Mac 101

    July 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Get hands on experience with our MacBooks and learn what you can really do with them. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  8. App Time

    July 10, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. Ages 3-6

  9. Family Movie – The Book of Life

    July 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    (PG, 95 min) All Ages

  10. Parachute Party

    July 11, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Haggard Library

    Up, down, and round and round – join us for music and games as we discover just how much fun we can have with a parachute! Ages 2-6

  11. Family Robotics - WeDo Family Freestyle

    July 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Pick which WeDo robot you want to build in this freestyle session! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  12. Taste of Mah Jong

    July 12, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends – play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets are provided. You’re welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Adults

  13. Construction Camp

    July 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Are you a master builder? Join us every day for an exciting new project! Grades 1-5 Mon Jul 13 Sail Car Tue Jul 14 Pyramid Catapult Wed Jul 15 Extending Grabber Thu Jul 16 Slingshot Rocket

  14. Novel Knitters

    July 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Bring your project, share knitting tips, or learn to knit. Adults

  15. Construction Camp

    July 14, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Are you a master builder? Join us every day for an exciting new project! Grades 1-5 Mon Jul 13 Sail Car Tue Jul 14 Pyramid Catapult Wed Jul 15 Extending Grabber Thu Jul 16 Slingshot Rocket

  16. Robotics - Create a Znap with EV3s

    July 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Create a cranky creature using the new expansion kits for the EV3. Must attend both sessions. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  17. Construction Camp

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Are you a master builder? Join us every day for an exciting new project! Grades 1-5 Mon Jul 13 Sail Car Tue Jul 14 Pyramid Catapult Wed Jul 15 Extending Grabber Thu Jul 16 Slingshot Rocket

  18. Photoshop 101

    July 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Learn how to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and create better images. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  19. Construction Camp

    July 16, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Are you a master builder? Join us every day for an exciting new project! Grades 1-5 Mon Jul 13 Sail Car Tue Jul 14 Pyramid Catapult Wed Jul 15 Extending Grabber Thu Jul 16 Slingshot Rocket

  20. App Time

    July 17, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. Ages 3-6

  21. Family Movie – Maleficent

    July 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    (PG, 97 min) All Ages

  22. Sidewalk Chalk

    July 18, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Haggard Library

    Use the parking lot as your canvas and create your masterpiece using sidewalk chalk! SW corner of the parking lot, weather permitting. All Ages

  23. Taste of Mah Jong

    July 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends – play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets are provided. You’re welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Adults

  24. Social Sketch

    July 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Grab your friends and bring a sketchbook for an afternoon of drawing and inspiration! Grades 6-12

  25. Robotics - Create a Znap with EV3s

    July 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Create a cranky creature using the new expansion kits for the EV3. Must attend both sessions. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  26. Parachute Drop

    July 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Use your ingenuity to design a parachute, then subject it to the ladder drop test to see how well it performs! Grades 4-8

  27. App Time

    July 24, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. Ages 3-6

  28. Family Movie - Paddington

    July 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    (PG, 102 min) All Ages

  29. Boocoos the Clown

    July 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    A one-man circus featuring juggling, plate spinning and balancing tricks, balloon twisting, and much more! All Ages

  30. Taste of Mah Jong

    July 26, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Meet new friends – play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets are provided. You’re welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come-and-go. Adults

  31. Intro to 3D Printing

    July 27, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Learn the basics of 3D printing. Create a design to 3D print and receive a voucher for one free 3D print job of limited size. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Grades 1-8

  32. Novel Knitters

    July 27, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Bring your project, share knitting tips, or learn to knit. Adults

  33. Puppet Show - Shark in the Park

    July 27, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Haggard Library

    Is that a shark in the park? Find out during our shadow puppet show! All Ages

  34. Puppet Show - Shark in the Park

    July 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Haggard Library

    Is that a shark in the park? Find out during our shadow puppet show! All Ages

  35. Light & Shadows: Shadow Puppetry Workshop

    July 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Make your own shoe-box stage, create shadow puppets, and try your own shadow puppet show! Grades 1-5

  36. Strong Teens

    July 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Teens talking, learning, and taking action on a variety of topics; health, communications, relationships, stress, and more. Facilitated by local experts. Teens earn 1 volunteer hour per attendance. Grades 6-12

  37. Puppet Show - Shark in the Park

    July 29, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Haggard Library

    Is that a shark in the park? Find out during our shadow puppet show! All Ages

  38. Puppet Show - Shark in the Park

    July 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Is that a shark in the park? Find out during our shadow puppet show! All Ages Shark + two more shows

  39. Silly Strings

    July 29, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Le Theatre de Marionettes presents a family-friendly show highlighting the wonder and magic of marionette puppetry, including a disco-dancing mummy, Elvis, Michael Jackson, a dancing skeleton and other silly characters that will make you laugh! All Ages

  40. Sensory Thursday

    July 30, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    Play, create, and explore with a variety of all-new activities designed to stimulate the senses and build up the brain! Come and go. Ages 1-6

  41. App Time

    July 31, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Haggard Library

    Enjoy iPads and apps at this new program designed to boost literacy skills in a digital environment. Each session will demonstrate a book app and include free play time with tablets. Learn what makes a good app and how to best engage and experience digital tools with your child. Ages 3-6

  42. Family Movie - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    July 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Haggard Library

    (PG, 81 min) All Ages

Library - Harrington

  1. Library Legos

    July 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Have a budding architect, engineer or designer at home? Build together and go wild with tons of LEGOs! All Ages

  2. Texas Tails with Critterman

    July 7, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    An introduction to some native Lone Star critters that have played an integral role in Texas History. Includes tarantula, giant toad, prairie dog, ferret, turtle or tortoise, American alligator, and kingsnake. All Ages

  3. Junior Physics & Engineering

    July 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn the basic principles of physics and engineering by creating unique and fun things! Grades 1-5 Jul 8 Extending Grabber Jul 22 Slingshot Rocket

  4. Kinetic Art

    July 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Use found objects to make a mobile and learn about art that moves. Creations will go on display in the library for a limited time. Grades 6-12

  5. Rockin’ Robotics - Intro to EV3

    July 10, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Get hands on with the new EV3 LEGO Mindstorms kits with a build session. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 10-12

  6. Art Attack

    July 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Harrington Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce artists and art concepts in the Harrington story-house. Ages 3-5 Jun 19 Drawing Jul 10 Collage Jul 24 Painting Aug 7 Sculpture

  7. Readers & Waggers

    July 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library and read to a Heart of Texas Therapy Do. Grades 1-5

  8. Rockin’ Robotics - Intro to EV3 Sensors

    July 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn about the two new LEGO Mindstorm sensors (gyro and color) and see them in action. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 10-12

  9. Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

    July 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    (NR, 129 min) Watch the classic movie based on the book by Harper Lee before you read the upcoming new book Go Set a Watchman. Adults

  10. Family Movie - Big Hero 6

    July 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    (PG, 102 min) All Ages

  11. Journey around the World – Nancy Burks

    July 14, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Nancy and her puppet friends return with stories, skits, jokes and songs from around the world. And Nancy will be introducing a brand new character so don’t miss it! All Ages

  12. Make Book Trailers

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Use Mac laptops and iMovie software to create your own book trailers. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Grades 4-8

  13. Puppet Show - Rhyming Dust Bunnies

    July 16, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Harrington Library

    Four dust bunnies (and a Big Mean Dust Bunny) rhyme all the time and try to stay out of trouble! All Ages

  14. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 17, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Harrington Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5 July 17 - Weather July 31 - Oceans

  15. STEAM Saturday

    July 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games. All Ages

  16. What Will You Build?

    July 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Use straws, craft sticks, rubber bands and other everyday materials to build something: a bridge, plane, or slingshot. That’s engineering! All Ages

  17. Scratch Programming

    July 21, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Students will learn the ideas behind programming with a simple drag-and-drop building blocks program designed for children. They will be able to control a cartoon and make it dance to music. Presented by TheLab.ms. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 7-12

  18. Junior Physics & Engineering

    July 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Learn the basic principles of physics and engineering by creating unique and fun things! Grades 1-5 Jul 8 Extending Grabber Jul 22 Slingshot Rocket

  19. Read! Build! Play!

    July 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Bringing play to storytime with LEGO Duplo bricks. Ages 0-5

  20. Art Attack

    July 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Harrington Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce artists and art concepts in the Harrington story-house. Ages 3-5 Jun 19 Drawing Jul 10 Collage Jul 24 Painting Aug 7 Sculpture

  21. Readers & Waggers

    July 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library and read to a Heart of Texas Therapy Do. Grades 1-5

  22. Dance Party

    July 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Music helps with early literacy! Move to the music, listen to books with beat, and have lots of fun! Ages 2-6

  23. Social Media 101

    July 27, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Harrington Library

    Learn the basics about Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Adults Jun 22 Facebook – Create your own Facebook page, connect with friends and family, and share on your wall Jul 27 Twitter – Tweeting, hashtags and more Aug 17 Pinterest – Cultivating your e-cork inspiration board

  24. Heroes Around the World

    July 28, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Join Brett Roberts while he searches the world for heroes in this show that combines fast paced magic, puppetry and storytelling. All Ages

  25. Read! Build! Play!

    July 30, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Harrington Library

    Bringing play to storytime with LEGO Duplo bricks. Ages 0-5

  26. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 31, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Harrington Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5 July 17 - Weather July 31 - Oceans

Library - Parr

  1. Playdate Hour

    July 6, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Ages 18-36 months

  2. Puppet Show - Over the Moon

    July 7, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Parr Library

    Hiram Diddle-Diddle and a violin-playing cat encourage a cow to keep jumping until she makes it over the moon! All Ages 2 Shows: 11am & 7pm

  3. Teens Write Now

    July 8, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join fellow teens to share your work, exchange ideas, and discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer. Grades 6-12

  4. Cool Crafts For Grown-ups: From Pinterest

    July 8, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Details at www.pinterest.com/ppls/library-crafts. Adults

  5. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5

  6. The Write Stuff

    July 9, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join other adults to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other in your creative endeavors. Both published and aspiring authors in all genres are welcome. Adults

  7. Puppet Show - Over the Moon

    July 10, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Parr Library

    Hiram Diddle-Diddle and a violin-playing cat encourage a cow to keep jumping until she makes it over the moon! All Ages 2 Shows: 11am & 7pm

  8. Family Movie - Annie

    July 10, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    (PG, 118 min) All Ages

  9. Caturday at the Library

    July 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Crazy for cats? Hang out with some cool cats and make a cat toy! All cats will be available for adoption from Plano Animal Services. All Ages

  10. Ableton 101

    July 12, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn the basics of digital music making: composition, mixing, and recording. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  11. Playdate Hour

    July 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Ages 18-36 months

  12. Cathy’s Critters

    July 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Cathy’s Critters has visited countries all around the world to learn about countless different animals. Join us and see the wonders of Australia, South America and more! All Ages

  13. Summer Science

    July 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Enjoy family-friendly science experiments and learn fascinating facts! Come and go. All Ages Tuesdays 2-3pm Jun 16 – Sensational Senses Jul 14 – Crazy Colors Aug 11 –Outrageous Oceans

  14. Teens Write Now

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join fellow teens to share your work, exchange ideas, and discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer. Grades 6-12

  15. Photoshop 101

    July 15, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn how to use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and create better images. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  16. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5

  17. Community Heroes

    July 17, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Your community is full of everyday heroes! Have fun learning about these amazing city departments and exploring their cool vehicles! All Ages Jun 23 3pm Fire-Rescue Jul 17 3pm Trash & Recycling Aug 3 11am Police

  18. STEAM Saturday

    July 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games. All Ages

  19. Ableton 101

    July 19, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn the basics of digital music making: composition, mixing, and recording. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  20. Playdate Hour

    July 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Ages 18-36 months

  21. Magic Tree House Club

    July 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Explore Jack and Annie’s world with fun discussions, crafts, and activities. Grades 1-5 Jun 22 Book # 51 - High Time for Heroes Jul 20 Book #23 - Twister on Tuesdays Aug 10 Book #39 - Dark Day in the Deep Sea

  22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Training

    July 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Complete the tasks to see if you have what it takes to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! Costumes welcome. All Ages

  23. Teens Write Now

    July 22, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join fellow teens to share your work, exchange ideas, and discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer. Grades 6-12

  24. Ableton 101

    July 22, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn the basics of digital music making: composition, mixing, and recording. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  25. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 23, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5

  26. Brown Bag Book Club

    July 23, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  27. Family Movie -The Boxtrolls

    July 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    (PG, 96 min) All Ages

  28. Ableton 101

    July 26, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn the basics of digital music making: composition, mixing, and recording. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  29. Playdate Hour

    July 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Conversation for the grown-ups, toys and play for the kids! Food and drink are welcome. Ages 18-36 months

  30. The Secret Agent Magic Show

    July 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to help James Wand on an exciting mission of magic and mystery! Magic tricks, spy gadgets, and lots of fun audience participation! All Ages

  31. Mini Makers

    July 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Parr Library

    Come and go program with simple crafts for little hands. Ages 18-36 months

  32. EV3 Programming Challenge

    July 28, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Comfortable with EV3 robots and ready for the next step? Learn to use loops and switches for more advanced EV3 programs. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13-18

  33. Family Robotics – Family Freestyle

    July 29, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Parr Library

    This freestyle session lets you pick which robot you want to build! We will provide WeDo kits for families with younger kids, and EV3 kits for those looking for a challenge! Registration required. 1:00 - 3:30pm & 6:00 - 8:30pm

  34. Teens Write Now

    July 29, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Interested in creative writing? Join fellow teens to share your work, exchange ideas, and discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer. Grades 6-12

  35. Camtasia 101

    July 29, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Parr Library

    Learn how to record your on screen activity and audio using Camtasia. Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 13 & up

  36. Discovery Science Storytime

    July 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Parr Library

    Stories and hands-on activities introduce simple science concepts just right for preschoolers. Ages 3-5

  37. Family Movie - Penguins of Madagascar

    July 31, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Parr Library

    (PG, 92 min) All Ages

Library - Schimelpfenig

  1. Extra Furry with Critterman

    July 6, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    No scales, more fur! Meet some cute animals like the hedgehog, prairie dog, sugar glider, Russian tortoise and ferret. All Ages 2 Shows - 1pm & 3pm

  2. Family Robotics – Flying Bird

    July 6, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Learn about levers as you build a bird that flaps its wings! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  3. Games Galore

    July 7, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Wii, Xbox Kinect, and an assortment of board games. Take your pick and have some fun! All Ages

  4. Super Hero/Evil Genius Training Camp

    July 9, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Are you a Super Hero or an Evil Genius? Attend this super-intensive training camp and transform yourself from mere mortal to super status. Discover your Alter Ego and create a signature outfit, select a sidekick, identify your nemesis, practice rescue skills or develop your plan for world domination. Now, will you use your new super powers for good… or for evil? Grades 1-5

  5. Raptors of Texas

    July 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Blackland Prairie Raptor Center introduces you to live hawks, owls and falcons. Learn up close about their characteristics that make them a top predator and why they are so important to our environment. All Ages

  6. Super Science - All About Rockets

    July 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Make a rocket out of simple household items and test it. How high will it go? All Ages

  7. Second Tuesday Book Club

    July 14, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Read and discuss the featured book. Free Adults

  8. Family Robotics – Family Freestyle

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    This freestyle session lets you pick which robot you want to build! We will provide WeDo kits for families with younger kids, and EV3 kits for those looking for a challenge! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages

  9. Mad Science

    July 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Mad Science Heroes don’t always wear capes; sometimes they wear lab coats too! Explore some of the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today! All Ages

  10. Rockin’ Robotics - EV3 Robot Wrestlemania

    July 20, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Ready? Set. Fight! Take your skills to the next level in a robot battle. Customize your robot and pit it against others in the EV3 fighting ring. Last one left in the ring wins! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 10-12

  11. Family Movie - The Incredibles

    July 21, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    (PG, 115 min) All Ages

  12. Teddy Bear Campout

    July 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Wear your jammies, bring your teddy bear (or bunny, cat, or even giraffe) and a blanket for our campout storytime. After a few stories and songs, kids can leave their stuffed animals at the library overnight for a sleepover and see pictures of their nighttime adventures on our Flickr account the next day. All Ages

  13. Engineering with the 3 Little Pigs

    July 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Watch the Three Pigs Puppet show and then experiment with different building materials and predict how they’ll hold up! Can you keep the Big Bad Wolf from blowing down your house? All Ages

  14. Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes

    July 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Find out how dogs are helping our community. See the Plano Police K9 unit presentation and then stay and write a thank you note for City of Plano Police Officers and Firefighters or any member of the U. S Armed Services. You write the note and we will deliver it. All Ages

  15. STEAM Saturday

    July 25, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Learn a little bit about all things STEAM: Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things, do crafts, and sharpen math skills with games. All Ages

  16. Games Galore

    July 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Wii, Xbox Kinect, and an assortment of board games. Take your pick and have some fun! All Ages

  17. Mock The Movie

    July 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-13, 130 min). Enjoy a new way to experience all of the thrills of mopey werewolves and sparkly vampires with MuVChat. Add your own commentary by sending texts to the movie and have them appear on the screen. Bring your preferred soft drink. Popcorn will be provided. Ages 13 & up

  18. Minecraft Party

    July 30, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Schimelpfenig Library

    Join others who are obsessed with Minecraft for related crafts and activities. Watch out for creepers! Grades 4-8

Library Genealogy

  1. Genealogy - Using DAR Records

    July 9, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Genealogy Center

    How to use DAR records for DAR membership & genealogical research. Adults

  2. Legacy Research

    July 28, 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Genealogy Center

    Join the Legacy Users Group for information sharing, research tips, webinars, and one-on-one help. Adults

Multicultural Outreach Roundtable

  1. Multicultural Outreach Roundtable

    July 14, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Training Room A

Parks and Recreation

  1. Summer Program Registration

    May 2, 8:00 AM - July 31, 10:00 PM

    Summer Program registration begins at 8 a.m. on Sat., May 2 for Plano residents and at 5 a.m. on Mon., May 4 for non-residents

  2. All American Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks

    July 4, 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Oak Point Park

Plano Centre Public Events

  1. Deeper Life Zonal Convention 2015

    July 5 - July 8 @ 2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy

    The convention is a time to come up higher in our Christian walk, of salvation for the sinner, of miracles and healing for body, mental and spiritual ailments. Jesus is waiting for you.

  2. A Beka Book Home School Book Sale

    July 6, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Plano Centre

    A home school curriculum and text book sale.

  3. Signature Bridal Show

    July 12, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Plano Centre

    Signature Bridal Shows, Inc. is an established bridal trade show company giving brides the opportunity to plan all of their wedding details in one convenient location, as a one-stop shopping experience. This way you can have a good feel about the person to know if you want to utilize their products or services in planning your special day. Bring to the show a list of your main priorities, and focus on those to maximize your time. Look at different ideas, colors and samples to determine what you want. Ask questions and get as much information as you can. If possible, bring someone with you to help take notes and gather ideas and literature for you. Have your calendar with you for setting up appointments. Take advantage of show specials!

  4. The Project Camp

    July 13, 8:15 AM - July 17, 2:00 PM @ Plano Centre

    The Project Camp is a FUN learning opportunity for kids- especially geared towards science, technology, engineering and 21st Century skills (STEM). Campers will be engaged using laptops, conducting experiments, and creating authentic final products. On Friday of The Project Camp, family members are invited to watch presentations of all the cool stuff they have learned! All teachers are certified, trained on project based learning, and highly regarded. Your kids will LOVE The Project Camp!

  5. Holistic Festival of Life

    July 19, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Are you seeking SPIRITUAL HEALTH, MENTAL CLARITY, and PHYSICAL WELL-BEING? If YES, this festival is for YOU! In one day, in one space, you'll be able to learn about and sample a HUGE variety of life-enhancing modalities from highly skilled teachers and practitioners, including: Pranic Healing - Vedic Chanting - Ayurveda - Yoga - Meditation - Chakra Balancing - Intuitive Guidance - Herbal Nutrition - Skin Care - Aromatherapy - Reiki - Feng Shui - Astrology - Psychic Readings - Tarot - Tantric Healing - Vastu Shastra - Massage Therapy And so much more! Meet specialists licensed in western medicine whose focus is geared toward holistic living. We will have many renowned doctors with specialities in family health, fertility medicine, and who offer various other skilled wellness services.

Police Department

  1. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 5, 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM @ 2700 W Spring Creek Parkway

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  2. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 6, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 4817 W Park Boulevard

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  3. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 7, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 2442 K Avenue

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  4. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 7, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 1520 Avenue K

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  5. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 7, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 3309 North Central Expressway

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  6. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 8, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 909 14th Street

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  7. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 9, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 1901 K Avenue

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  8. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 10, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ 2205 K Avenue

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  9. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 11, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 2442 K Avenue

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  10. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 11, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ 909 W Spring Creek Parkway

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  11. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 2049 Coit Road

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  12. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 11, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ 240 Legacy Drive

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  13. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 11, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ 811 N Central Expressway

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  14. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ 3701 W Spring Creek Parkway

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  15. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

    July 12, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ 1905 E Parker Road

    The Plano Police and Fire Departments go head to head to see which department can collect the most blood and take home the coveted Battle of the Badges trophy. Join this lifesaving battle by giving blood at one of the many Battle of the Badges Blood Drive locations. For additional information, please visit the Battle of the Badges.org website or contact the Public Information Office at 972-941-2433 or via email at policepio@plano.gov.

  16. Crime Prevention Class - Property Safety (Burglary)

    July 14, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liberty Recreation Center

    In this class you will learn how to make your residence more difficult to get in to for any unwanted intruder. In this class you’ll learn how vulnerable you really are. Whether you’re attempting to keep out burglars, former spouses/boyfriends or girlfriends, stalkers, etc., this class is a must. You will see a video of convicted burglars as they tell you what they look for in a house and what they avoid as they apply their trade. A crime prevention specialist will attend to offer crime prevention tips on how to 'harden' your residence from a would-be burglar. There are many ways your current security can be violated. Learn what to do to improve your odds. Seating is limited -- call today to reserve a seat: 972-941-2431

  17. Crime Prevention Class - Personal Safety

    July 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liberty Recreation Center

    Want to take care of yourself? Officer Christopher Bianez of the Plano Police Department will inform you how to be more vigilant and a less attractive target. Learn how to become more aware of your surroundings and what to do if something does happen. Don't become a victim. You can't afford to miss this class for your own personal safety! The Plano Parks and Recreation Department asks that you register through them prior to attending any of these classes. They can be reached by phone at 972-769-4234 or at www.planoparks.org if you wish to register online. (The course barcode for this class is 168210.)

  18. Crime Prevention Class - Identity Theft

    July 28, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Liberty Recreation Center

    Protect yourself from identity theft. Learn how identity theft occurs and how to minimize your risk. Officer Mark Dawson of the Plano Police Department will teach you what to do if you become a victim and where to go for help to resolve credit problems. The Plano Parks and Recreation Department asks that you register through them prior to attending any of these classes. They can be reached by phone at 972-769-4234 or at www.planoparks.org if you wish to register online. (The course barcode for this class is 168211.)