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Bookmark Contest – Why You Love The Library! – 


Open to all ages. Entry forms available online and in the libraries starting January 3. Entries due by February 15. Entries are judged in the following categories: Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-13, Ages 14-18, and adult. Winners receive a gift card and have their winning bookmark printed and distributed in the libraries and also featured on the library website!
Entry Form
All Ages
 
All Libraries

Jan 3-Feb 15

Tax-Help

Tax Help – 


Free tax assistance is available to the public (provided by AARP volunteers) at the following locations:
Adults
 
Haggard
no sign up
Parr
no sign up
Schimelpfenig
sign up starts at 9am
Harrington
sign up starts at 9am
Mondays

Tuesdays


 Fridays


 
Saturdays

Feb 1-Apr 15

Feb 1-Apr 15

Feb 1-Apr 15


Feb 1-Apr 15

11:30am-3:30pm

11:30am-3:30pm

11:30am-3:30pm


10am-2pm

Mah-Jong

Taste of Mah Jong – 


Meet new friends & play Mah Jong! Both American and Chinese sets will be provided, and you are welcome to bring your own set to share. No scoring or gambling! Come and go.
Adults

Haggard
Sundays
Jan 22-May 21
2-4pm
Small-Talk

Small Talk – 


A conversational program for adults who speak English as a second language. Discuss practical, everyday topics in a casual group setting and become a more confi dent speaker. Have fun, meet people from all over the world, and learn about American culture while practicing your spoken English. Limited to those who can speak and read English. 
Adults
(no meetings March 6-9)

Parr
Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Davis
Davis

Mondays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Jan 9-Apr 27
Jan 9-Apr 27
Jan 9-Apr 27
Jan 9-Apr 27
Jan 9-Apr 27

1pm
10am
1pm
1pm
10am

Family-Talk

Family Talk – 


A conversational program for adults who speak English as a second language - with toys and play for their children ages 0-5. Discuss practical everyday topics in a casual setting to become a more confident English speaker. Have fun and meet people from all over the world while your children play. Limited to those who can speak and read English. Food and drink are welcome.
Adults
(no meeting Mar 6)

Harrington
Mondays Jan 9 - Apr 24
11:15am-12pm
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Citizenship Classes – 


US citizenship classes are designed to help legal residents prepare for their naturalization exam. Learn civics, history, government, vocabulary, reading, and writing necessary for the exam. English and Spanish speakers are welcome. Presented by Light of Hope Immigration Law Center.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Mondays
Jan 23-May 22
6:30-8:30pm
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Second Tuesday Book Club – 


Book discussion featuring this year's Book in Common selection, The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman, facilitated by Collin College English faculty Betty Bettacchi and Delores Zumwalt.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Tue Feb 14
7:15-8:30pm
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Stars of Texas Book Club – 


Meet local North Texas author Steve Stoler and join in a lively discussion of his recent book Tonight at Ten! Millions of Americans watch local television news every day. But few viewers ever see or hear the incredible and often bizarre “stories behind the stories” from the reporter’s perspective. In Tonight at Ten, veteran Emmy Award winning reporter and current City of Plano Director of Media Relations Steve Stoler reveals his Stories behind the Stories from some of the most fascinating assignments of his 34 year career.
Adults

Haggard
Wed Feb 15
7pm
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Genealogy Scrapbooking – 


Learn artful ways to preserve your family pictures, memorabilia, and documents. Some supplies provided; feel free to bring your own.
Adults

Haggard
Wed
Feb 15
9:30-11am
Fit-for-Health

FIT for Health: Families in Training – 


Presented in partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Bring your family and celebrate a healthier life today for a better tomorrow! This 11-week program includes fun physical activities, information about healthy habits, calorie goals, self-monitoring, and positive parenting styles, along with some healthy snacks and refreshments. Those who complete the series receive a free three month membership to the YMCA! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. A Plano Library Card is required to register
All ages
Registration Required
Harrington
Thursdays Jan 26 - Apr 6
 6:30 - 8pm
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Digital Creation Space Open House – 


Curious about the Digital Creation Space? Explore and learn what you can create using the software and equipment. Come and go. Classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required - space is first come, first served.
Ages 13 & up

Parr
Sat
Feb 18
3-5pm
Novel-Knitters

Novel Knitters – 


Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit.
Adults
 
 Haggard
Mondays Jan 9 & 23
Feb 6 & 20
Mar 6 & 20
Apr 3 & 17
May 1 & 15
 7-8:30pm
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Photoshop 101 – 


Learn how to edit and manipulate your photos. Classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required - space is first come, first served.
Ages 13 & up

Parr
Parr
Parr
Parr
Parr
Tue
Mon
Thu
Sat
Tue
Jan 3
Feb 20
Mar 16
Apr 22
May 16
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm
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Parenting Power Hour – 


Hear from experts each month that will answer your questions and empower you to be a better parent! Presented in partnership with This Side Up Family. Power Hours will be followed by one-on-one coaching from parenting experts. To register for a one-on-one session, visit thissideupfamily.org
Jan 17 – Allowances & Money - Guidance on what to give, when to give, and what to pay for
Feb 21 – Internet Safety & Sexting - Tech savvy kids do not always comprehend the safety risks of online activity and social media. Learn how to keep your children safe
Mar 21 – She Hit Me First! - Sibling rivalry is annoying for parents, but normal behavior. Learn about the growth of social and conflict resolution skills, and create a win-win situation in your home
Apr 18 – Are We Born That Way? - Researchers Thomas and Chess identified three temperaments: Easy, Slow to Warm, and Difficult. Learn how to use different parenting strategies with different personalities to help you create a more harmonious family
May 16 – When Nagging Doesn’t Work - Discipline is not easy, even for experienced parents. We will discuss effective positive discipline, strategies that don’t work, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Adults

Haggard


Tuesdays


Jan 17, Feb 21
Mar 21, Apr 18
May 16
6:30-7:30pm


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Nature’s Insult above Man’s Inhumanity – 


The spread of disease due to unsanitary conditions, overcrowding and starvation was a horrific aspect of the Holocaust. Learn more as Collin College Professor of Microbiology Jonathan Lawson discusses infectious diseases in ghettos. Part of the The Book in Common series which aims to create a community of adult readers, promote discussion, and spark conversations featuring different perspectives and diverse opinions.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Tue
 Feb 21
7pm
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Scrabble Social – 


Bring your Scrabble savvy, your voluminous vocabulary, and your winning words and have fun! Play with our sets or bring your own.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Tue
Feb 28
7pm
Cool-Crafts

Cool Crafts – 


Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Adults
Jan 3 - Snowflake Crafts
Feb 7 - Heart-Shaped Baskets
Feb 24 - Glass Magnets
Mar 7 - Japanese Watercolor-Gyotaku
Mar 24 - Mod Podge Coasters
Apr 4 - Upcycled Crafts
May 2 - Glass Pendants

Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Tue
Tue
Fri
Tue
Fri 
Tue 
Tue
Jan 3
Feb 7
Feb 24
Mar 7
Mar 24
Apr 4
May 2
7pm
7pm
9:30am
7pm
9:30am
7pm
7pm
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Genealogy: Legacy Research – 


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

Haggard


Tuesdays


Jan 24, Feb 28
Mar 28, Apr 25
May 23
1:30-5pm


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The Write Stuff – 


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

Parr


Thursdays


Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11
7-8:30pm


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Ink with Joy – 


Spend an hour exploring calming coloring books and soothe your senses with our assortment of pencils, inks, gels, and even apps. Join us for creative and relaxing artistic companionship.
Adults

Schimelpfenig

Fridays

Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7
9:30am