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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

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18st AIRSpace Workshops: Ebru - Marbleized Paper – 


Learn about the types of ebru art, tools, paints and techniques. Use these techniques to create your own marbleized ebru painting.
All Ages
 
Harrington
Sun
Feb 26
2-4pm
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
Citizenship-Classes

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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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
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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


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
Genealogy-Hidden-Treasures

Genealogy: Hidden Treasures – 


Discover what you can find in courthouses, libraries, and archives.
Adults

Haggard
Sat
Mar 4
10-11:30am
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
DCS-Premiere-101-adult

Premiere 101 – 


Learn the basics of video editing. Classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required - space is first come, first served.
Ages 13 & up

Parr
Parr
Mon
Wed
Jan 11
Mar 6
7pm
4pm
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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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

Blood-Drive

Blood Drive – 


Sign up online at bit.ly/1OTvzRU Help our community by donating at our blood drive. In partnership with Carter BloodCare.
Adults

Davis
Sat Mar 11
12-5pm
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18st AIRSpace Workshops: Altered Book Sculptures – 


Create your own book art project with found objects. Learn how to use the principles of construction and sculpture with hard and soft back books to design, build, and embellish your book sculpture.
All Ages

Harrington
Harrington
Sun
Sun
Mar 12
Mar 26
2-4pm
2-4pm
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Stars of Texas Book Club – 


Meet local North Texas author Yoram Solomon and join in a lively discussion of his recent book Un-Kill Creativity – Is innovation accidental? Why do we get the best ideas in the shower? Why are people more creative in startups than in Fortune 500 companies? Join innovation and creativity public speaker and fi ve-time author Dr. Yoram Solomon, host of the first TEDxPlano, Inc. Magazine and Innovation Excellence columnist, and Plano ISD Board Trustee, to talk about how corporate America can unleash employee creativity and harness it to consistently generate radically innovative ideas. Copies are available for checkout at the Library.
Adults

Haggard
Wed Mar 15
7pm
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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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Podcasting 101 – 


Learn audio editing and podcasting using Adobe Audition. Classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required - space is first come, first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software.
Ages 13 & up

Parr
Sat Mar 18
3pm
Parenting-Power-Hour

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


Under-the-Hood-with-Tom

Under the Hood with Tom – 


Review basic maintenance requirements to keep your car in good, safe condition; including engine, transmission, steering, brakes, tires, shock absorbers, wheel alignment, electrical system, air conditioning, tool kit, and jump-starting procedure.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Tue
 Mar 21
7pm
Genealogy-DAR

Genealogy: How to Join the DAR – 


Learn what it takes to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Get help researching your Revolutionary War ancestor.
Adults

Haggard
Haggard
Sat
Sat
Jan 14
Mar 25
10am
10am
Scrappy-Hour

Scrappy Hour – 


Grab those unfinished scrapbook projects and join us for Scrappy Hour! Socialize, make new friends and, use our tools and die cut machines.
Adults

Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig

Tue
Tue

Jan 17
Mar 28
7pm
7pm