Winter Break Programs

Are you looking for things to do during your time off? Plano Public Library has programs the whole family can enjoy during the winter break. You can see all library programs on our downloadable PDF on our website or pick up printed copies at any of our locations.

Plano Public Library will be closed Thursday December 23 to Saturday, December 25, Saturday, January 1 and Monday, January 3. The rest of the month is filled with a variety of programs. For ticketed programs, please visit the desk 30 minutes prior to the program to guarantee your space. Check out programs in these fun categories:

Arts and Culture

Ornament Extravaganza  

All ages | Come and go 

Tuesday, December 21 at 3 p.m. | Haggard Library 

Fuel creativity and make memories by creating winter hanging ornaments. 

Art Hour 

All ages | Ticketed 

Wednesday, December 29 at 3 p.m. | Haggard Library 

An afternoon of Pinterest-worthy art. Unleash your creativity in multiple art forms. 

Break Out of 2021! 

Tween | Ticketed 

Friday, December 31 at 2 p.m. | Haggard Library 

Can you escape 2021? Find out as you and your friends search for clues and solve puzzles to break out 2021! 


Adults and Seniors

Memory Keepers 

Adults | Registration required  

Monday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m. | Meets online 

Share memories with guided prompts in a relaxing space. This month’s topic is holidays. For people who are experiencing early stage dementia and a family member or care partner. 

Financial Literacy

Party Planning 

Grades K-5 | Ticketed 

Tuesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. | Haggard Library 

Your birthday is coming up and you want to plan a party. Set your budget and learn to plan the best party for you and your friends. Make decisions about cake, entertainment and more. 


STEAM

3D Printing Class 

Grades 3 and up | Ticketed 

Saturday, December 18 at 2 p.m. | Parr Library 

Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design in a 90-minute lesson. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Bring a USB flash drive to save your projects. 

LEGO Engineering 

All ages | Come and go 

Saturday, December 18 at 3 p.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Test your engineering skills by using LEGO bricks to build a functional bridge across a river. 


Engineering with the 3 Little Pigs 

All ages | Ticketed 

Sunday, December 19 at 2 p.m. | Haggard Library 

Can you keep the big bad wolf from blowing down your house? Experiment with different building materials and predict how they’ll hold up against a strong breeze! 


Book Artist 

Teen | Ticketed 

Monday, December 20 at 2 p.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Learn about the history of bookmaking, different techniques, and ry our book artist technique. 


Explore the Night Sky 

All ages | Ticketed 

Monday, December 20 at 6 p.m. | Parr Library 

Les Murray is a NASA Solar System Ambassador. SSAs are motivated volunteers trained by NASA Scientists, Project Managers and Astronauts on NASA programs and missions. Find out what is up in the sky at this time and how to observe it. Les will also answer your questions about space, the sky and NASA missions. Take a look at the sky through a powerful telescope and see Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune! 


Spirolateral Math 

All ages | Ticketed 

Tuesday, December 21 at 3 p.m. | Parr Library 

Use multiplication to make art! Learn how multiplication can produce a sequence that can be used to make geometric shapes by drawing their sums on graph paper. 


STEAM Wonderland! 

All ages | Come and go 

Wednesday, December 22 at 1 p.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Cold got you feeling frozen? Warm-up with winter-themed STEAM activities.  

STEAM Stop 

All ages | Come and go 

Sunday, December 26 at 2 p.m. | Parr Library 

Learn a little bit about all things STEAM! Complete experiments, play with circuits, build things and sharpen math skills.  


Paper Airplane Challenge 

All Ages | Come and go 

Monday, December 27 at 2 p.m. | Haggard Library 

Up, up and away! Learn how to make different kinds of paper airplanes and helicopters, and see if they can survive our obstacle course 


Kaleidoscopes 

All ages | Ticketed 

Tuesday, December 28 at 3 p.m. | Parr Library 

Learn how kaleidoscopes produce amazing pattern lights while using reflecting objects and colors. Create your own kaleidoscope. 


Stop Motion 

Tween | Ticketed 

Wednesday, December 29 at 3 p.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Create stop motion animation using iPads or your own smartphone with various supplies provided. 


New Years Coding Countdown 

All ages | Ticketed 

Thursday, December 30 at 3 p.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Countdown to the new year with coding related activities. 


Early Learning

Scarf Play  

Ages 2-5 years | Come and go 

Saturday, December 18 at 10:30 a.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Calling all tiny dancers! Get ready to sing, move and share stories as we play with colorful scarves.  


Dino Lab 

Ages 2-5 years | Come and go 

Monday, December 20 at 11 a.m. | Haggard Library 

Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Celebrate everything dinosaur with simple STEAM and early literacy activities. 


Glow in the Dark Storytime 

Ages 3-5 years 

Wednesday, December 22 at 10:30 a.m. | Haggard Library 

It’s “Lights Out” at the library! Stories, songs, dancing and illuminated art under the black lights. Wear something white or fluorescent so you glow. Please arrive on time as the room will be dark once the program begins. 


Art Start 

Ages 3-5 years | Ticketed 

Tuesday, December 28 at 10 a.m. | Schimelpfenig Library 

Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands-on activity each session. Things may get messy! Smocks and materials provided. 

Parachute Party 

Ages 2-5 years | Come and go 

Wednesday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. | Parr Library 

Up, down, and round and round. Join us for rhymes and songs using giant parachutes. 


Noon Year’s Eve 

All ages | Come and go 

Friday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m. | Haggard, Parr, and Schimelpfenig Libraries 

Celebrate the New Year early with hands-on activities and a countdown to 12:00 NOON! 

If you can’t make it to these programs, be sure to check our website and program calendar for other upcoming programs. You can also sign up for our newsletter to have updates delivered right to your inbox. 


Don’t forget, we also offer weekly storytimes for all ages. If you can’t make it to these programs, be sure to check our website and program calendar for other upcoming programs. You can also sign up for our newsletter to have updates delivered right to your inbox. 

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