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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

Art-Start

Art Start – 


Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands-on art activity each week. Things may get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Ages 3-6
 Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Harrington
Fridays
Mondays
Thursdays
Jan 13 - May
May 8, 15, 22
May 11, 18, 25
11am
11am
10:30am

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Sensory Storytime: Curious about Sensory Storytime? – 


Visit and learn at one of these no-registration-required inclusive storytimes. An interactive, inclusive storytime ideal for children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or short attention spans. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote learning - read books, sing songs, move around, and have fun! 
All ages
 
Parr
Parr
Sat
Sat
Feb 11
Apr 8
11am
11am
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Puppet Shows: Goldilocks and the Three Bears – 


A bold little girl named Goldilocks finds the house of the bears and barges in before being discovered by the three bears.
All ages
 
Davis
Davis
Davis
Tue
Wed
Sat
Feb 7
Feb 8
Feb 11
11am
7pm
11am
String-Theory-Band

String Theory Band – 


Listen to this exciting Celtic folk band as they perform energetic, traditional Irish tunes and songs! 
All ages
 
Davis
Sat
Feb 11
3pm
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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. 18st AIRSpace
All ages

Harrington
Harrington
Sun
Sun
Feb 12
Feb 26
2-4pm
2-4pm
Play-and-Learn

Play & Learn – 


Playing is learning! Toddlers explore and connect in this unstructured and imaginative playtime. Parent/Caregiver participation is required. 
Ages 18-36 months

Haggard
Parr
Schimelpfenig
Davis

Mondays
Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Jan 23 - May 3
Jan 23 - May 3
Jan 23 - May 3
Jan 23 - May 3

11am
11am
10:30am
10am

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Storytime Around the World – 


Enjoy bilingual storytimes from around the globe featuring rhymes and songs in several languages. Learn some vocabulary along the way!
All ages
 
Davis - Arabic
Davis - Spanish
Davis - Hindi
Davis - Chinese
Davis - French

Mondays
Mondays
Mondays
Mondays
Mondays
Jan 23-Feb 6
Feb 13-27
Mar 6-20
Mar 27-Apr 10
Apr 17-May 1
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm
7pm

Project-Wild

Project WILD – 


Build on your child’s sense of wonder about nature! We invite you to explore wildlife and the world around us through a wide range of activities. Each session will explore new themes and concepts. Part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife initiative. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program. 
Ages 3-6

Parr
Haggard
Harrington
Davis
Schimelpfenig

Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Tuesdays
Jan 10, 17, 24
Feb 7, 14, 21
Mar 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18
May 9, 16, 23

3:30pm
3:30pm
3:30pm
3:30pm
3:30pm

Morning-Mindstretchers

Morning Mindstretchers – 


Play educational games with your child, including simple math, science, and early literacy activities. Come and go.
Ages 3-5
 
Parr
Wednesdays
Jan 11 - May 3
10-11am
Sensory-Storytime

Sensory Storytime – 


An interactive, inclusive storytime ideal for children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or short attention spans. Activities are designed to stimulate the senses and promote learning - read books, sing songs, move around, and have fun! Visit the children’s desk or email sensorystorytime@plano.gov for more info and to check availability. Registration required in person at Davis and Haggard. Registration opens December 27
All ages
Registration Required
Davis
Haggard
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Jan 11 - May 3
Jan 12 - May 4
2pm
11am
Code-Club

Code Club – 


Join us for four weeks of hands-on activities and games from Code.org that will teach you the foundations of computer Programming.
Grades 1-5
 
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
Wednesdays
Wednesdays
Feb 1-22
Apr 5-26
3:30pm
3:30pm
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
Family-Place

Family Place Parent/Child Playgroup – 


Spend time together, play, make friends, and talk one-on-one with child development specialists. Registration required in person at Harrington.
Ages 0-3
 Registration Required
Registration opens Jan 9
Harrington
Registration opens Feb 27
Harrington

Thursdays

Thursdays

Jan 26-Feb 23

Mar 16-Apr 13

9-10:15am

9-10:15am
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Puppet Shows: Snog the Frog – 


Snog is a frog in search of a birthday kiss. (TMC Register through Parks & Recreation - planoparks.org)
All ages
 
Schimelpfenig
Schimelpfenig
TMC
Mon
Wed
Mon
Feb 13
Feb 15
May 15

10:30am
10:30am
11am

Safety-Storytime

Safety Storytime – 


Enjoy storytimes with guest readers from different City of Plano Departments and learn how to stay safe!
All ages
Food Safety - Jan 21
Fire Safety - Feb 18
Police & Public Safety - Mar 25
Calling 911 - Apr 15


Davis

Saturdays

Jan 21, Feb 18,
Mar 25, Apr 15
 11am

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Raptors of Texas – 


Blackland Prairie Raptor Center brings live hawks, owls, and falcons. Learn what makes them a top predator and why they are so important to our environment.
All ages
 
Schimelpfenig
Sat Feb 18
3pm
Giant-Games

Giant Games – 


Do you love games in a BIG way? Join us at the library and play with our super-sized games; checkers, chess, Jenga and more!
All ages
 
Harrington
Haggard
Mon
Sat
Feb 20
Mar 18
3pm
3pm
Make-It-Take-It-Movie

Make It, Take It Movies: Finding Dory – 


(PG, 103 min) Enjoy a movie with your family while making a related craft.
All ages
 
Schimelpfenig
Harrington
Davis
Mon
Thu
Mon
Feb 20
Mar 9
Apr 17
2pm
2pm
3pm
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Puppet Shows: Henny Penny – 


A silly chicken thinks a falling acorn means the sky is falling and she must go tell the king.
All ages
 
Haggard
Haggard
Tue
Wed
Feb 21
Feb 22
10:30am
10:30am
Make-It-Take-It-Movie

Make It, Take It Movies: Ice Age: Collision Course – 


(PG, 94 min) Enjoy a movie with your family while making a related craft.
All ages

Haggard
Parr
Sat
Fri
Feb 25
Apr 14
3pm
2pm
Animal-Adoption

Animal Adoption – 


Looking for a pet? Or just want to pet a dog or snuggle with a cat? Plano Animal Services will be at the library with pets available for adoption.
All ages
 
Parr
Haggard
Schimelpfenig
Harrington
Sat
Sat
Sat
Sat
Feb 25
Mar 18
Apr 15
May 13
1-5pm
1-5pm
1-5pm
1-5pm
Readers-Waggers

Readers and Waggers – 


Bring your favorite book from home or choose one from the library, and read it to a Heart of Texas Therapy Dog. Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the program.
Grades 1-5
 Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program
Davis
Davis
Davis
Sun
Sun
Sun
Feb 26
Mar 19
Apr 23
2pm
2pm
2pm
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Puppet Shows: Little Brute Family – 


The Brute family lives up to its name until Baby Brute makes an important discovery.
All ages

Harrington
Harrington
Mon
Thu
Feb 27
Mar 2
10:30am
3pm