Top 5 Exciting October Events at the Plano Public Library

Are you looking for some fun and educational activities to enjoy this October? Look no further than the Plano Public Library (PPL)! From captivating puppet shows to informative workshops, PPL has something for everyone. Get...

Are you looking for some fun and educational activities to enjoy this October? Look no further than the Plano Public Library (PPL)! From captivating puppet shows to informative workshops, PPL has something for everyone. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey of learning and entertainment.

1. Buy a Bag of Books! (All Ages)

Love to explore new books? Mark your calendars from October 7th to 15th for the Friends of the Plano Public Library's Buy a Bag of Books Sale! Visit Haggard Library and check out their expanded lobby sale. For just $10, you can grab a bag and fill it up with books and media of your choice. The inventory changes daily, so there is always something new to discover. Plus, all proceeds from this sale go to support library programs, services, and resources. Keep an eye on the library's social media pages for sale updates.

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2. Learn about Friendship through Puppets (Ages 0-5)

Join the annual Big Pumpkin puppet show and embark on a heartwarming adventure about friendship and cooperation. Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy the enchanting performances by the talented library staff. With 11 shows scheduled, you have plenty of opportunities to be a part of the magic. Visit the library's calendar to find the showtimes. Remember, each performance requires a ticket, which can be obtained in-person 30 minutes before the show starts.

3. Become a Citizen Scientist (Grades K-5)

Do you have a budding scientist at home? Let them unleash their curiosity at the Nature Journaling: Project Squirrel event. Discover how to be a Citizen Scientist right in your own backyard! Join this exciting workshop on Friday, October 13th, at 3pm in Davis Library. Free tickets for the event can be obtained in-person 30 minutes before the program begins.

4. Get the Upper Hand in the Job Search (Adults)

Are you on the hunt for a job or looking to level up your career? Look no further than the Job Resources Fair happening on Monday, October 16th, from 3pm to 8pm at Harrington Library. This fair offers a multitude of resources to aid in your job search and career development. Plano Public Library staff will provide valuable information about library resources, while the Workforce Solutions of North Central Texas will bring their Mobile Workforce Unit to help you search for careers and improve your resume. Additionally, the City of Plano Human Resources will share insights about various job opportunities and benefits within the city. Best of all, this is a free event, and no tickets or registration are required.

5. Finalize Your Business Plan with a Mentor (Adults, Registration Required)

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or small business owner, don't miss the October Team Up for Entrepreneurial Success (TUES) meeting. At this meeting, SCORE Business Mentors will provide valuable guidance on Lean Canvas, a one-page business plan template that helps you break down your idea into key assumptions. This event will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, from 6:30pm to 8pm. The TUES meeting is an excellent opportunity to network, problem-solve, and access resources from Plano Public Library and Dallas SCORE Mentors. Registration for this event is required.

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If you don't have a Plano Public Library card yet, don't worry! You can easily register online. All Plano Public Library locations are open for you to enjoy using computers, browsing the collection, and attending in-person programs. Additionally, porch-side pickup for holds is available, and you can access eLibrary content online.

Get ready for an action-packed October at the Plano Public Library. With these exciting events, you'll find something for everyone, from avid readers to aspiring entrepreneurs. Don't miss out on the incredible opportunities that the library has to offer. See you there!

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