Explore various Arts & Cultures with Plano Public Library through our collections, art exhibits, online resources and library workshops.
Plano Public Library (PPL) supports art in the community by displaying artists’ work in each of the five library locations. We recognize that art in public spaces contributes to the life and vitality of our community and hope that you will visit each location to see what is on display.
You van view virtual art exhibits on the PPL YouTube channel in the On Exhibit playlist.
Click here to connect with an Exhibit Coordinator and discuss exhibiting your artwork.
Learn more about PPL resources to help you explore art and learn new skills, including premium databases, creative technology and STEAM Kits.
PPL has seven book clubs meeting monthly to discuss recent reads. Learn more about these clubs on our blog:
- Book Clubs current season
- Book Club book reviews
- Cook the Book book lists
- What Are You Reading Now? book lists
Visit our website to learn about the Annual Friends of the PPL Bookmark Art Contest.
The Genealogy Center at our Haggard library location features extensive document and image collections as well as access to premium online resources like Ancestry Library Edition. Specially trained staff can assist with local, national, and international research. Year-round classes serve everyone from beginners to experienced researchers.
Genealogy blog posts – Genealogy program recordings on YouTube
Hispanic Heritage Book Lists
Compiled by Librarian Andrea C. for National Hispanic Heritage Month, these lists explore Hispanic/Latino authors and illustrators for kids, teens and adults.
Language Learning Resources
Whether you are expanding your English skills or tackling a new language, the library has plenty of resources to help: Library 101: English Language Learning and Four Ways to Learn a Language
If you want to read books written in a specific language, check out our Junior and Adult World Language collections. PPL has many books written in Chinese, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Farsi and many more. When searching in the catalog, put an “*” in the Quick Library Search bar and hit enter (or click on the magnifying glass); on the next page scroll down to the “Language” section of the left toolbar and pick a language!
PPL also offers a weekly Small Talk program to help new English speakers boost their conversational skills. See the library calendar of events for details.
PPL offers a variety of art workshops for all ages. See the latest Engage brochure and/or the online calendar to see what’s coming up.