21 Jun, 2024

Plano Reads: Join Second Tuesday Book Club on March 8 to explore Jessica Bruder’s “Nomadland”

Second Tuesday Book Club will meet in-person from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, in the program room at Schimelpfenig Library, for our discussion of Jessica Bruder’s nonfiction title, Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. We will observe careful social distancing, with face coverings recommended. Please email Cathe Spencer at cathes@plano.gov if […]

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Plano Library Speaks, Special Episode: Holi

https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/planolibrary/Bonus1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this special episode of the Plano Public Library podcast, your hosts Bob and Rachel speak with Hema (Librarian) and Kanan (Library Support Supervisor) about the Holi festival, what it means to them, and how Holi is celebrated around the world. Mark your calendars: celebrate Holi with […]

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Plano Reads: Love at the Library

Perfect choices for the most romantic month of the year! Be sure to check out our other book lists on the blog for reading inspiration. “Love-ly” Fiction for Adults Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Sensual, rebellious Anna falls deeply and passionately in love with the handsome Count Vronsky. When she refuses to conduct the […]

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Have You Heard? Biographies and Biographical Fiction

History is full of awe-inspiring heroines, world-changing love affairs, and individuals who risked everything to alter the course of human events. Check out these biographies and biographical fiction from the Plano Public Library. Below you’ll find audiobook recommendations from the Plano Public Library. This is just a sample of the audiobooks in our collection, and […]

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Something About Libby: Accessibility Features

OverDrive has been making big changes in their move to the Libby app, and Accessibility has been a big focus of that, as evidenced by these changes made in January. One of the big changes Libby has made to improve accessibility is the introduction of full-screen menus. Rather than opening from the side, in-app menus […]

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Plano Reads: March Book Clubs

Spring into a great read with Plano Public Library! Join our book clubs in person or online to discuss and share thoughts on your latest reads. Choose from virtual, in-person and hybrid meeting options.  Check out the 2022 Book Club catalog (PDF) for all sessions this year, with titles and themes. Continue reading for what’s […]

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From the Archives: Early Black-Owned Businesses in Plano

Black-owned businesses have always been vital to the economic success and prosperity of Plano. One of the first Black members of the Plano community was Andy Drake. After initially coming to Plano from Louisiana as an ox-driver, he was asked by Si Harrington, one of the founding families in Plano, to stay and work in 1864. After the Civil War, more Black people came to Plano but were […]

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