#LoveMyLibraryCard: Plano TX Parr Library

Posted September 4th, 2014 by in LoveMyLibraryCard / 7 comments

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Hi y’all! Each week I will be featuring one of the libraries in my area. I am lucky that my town has deals with other area towns so that you can belong to more than one library. I consider myself to be a very lucky gal indeed!

This week I am featuring my branch of the Plano TX Library System:

Parr Library 
6200 Windhaven Pkwy 
Plano, TX 75093  

This is a small branch of the much bigger Plano Library system but what they lack in size they make up for in personality and service. I am sure that all the Plano libraries have the same stellar service but I am partial to the ladies at my branch. They will go out of their way to be helpful! Plus they offer some great programs for everyone from kids to adults!

Examples:

  • Sep 20 11am Sidewalk Chalk – The sidewalk is your canvas! Create a masterpiece using  chalk and your imagination. Library  entrance, weather permitting
  • Oct 4 3pm Movie: Tangled (PG, 100 min) – Enjoy a movie with your family and snacks from home
  • Oct 18 3pm Raptors of Texas – Blackland Prairie Raptor  Center introduces you to live hawks, owls and falcons. Learn up close about  the characteristics that make them a top  predator and why they are so important to our environment
  • Oct 31 11am The Big Pumpkin Halloween – Listen to  spooky stories and enjoy a puppet show,  followed by trick-or-treating in the library!
  • Nov 1 2–4pm Destination DART: Ride, Relax and Read!  Climb aboard a SMART DART bus, see a DART police car up close, and enjoy a  police canine performance. Come and go  family event with information sessions at 2:30 and 3:30, plus the chance to “spin  to win” a weekly promo pass and other  giveaways.

Family Robotics
One registration per family required Limited to 12 families per session

  • WeDo (all ages) Families will build and program beginner robots with our LEGO WeDo kits and work as engineers, scientists and mathematicians to create and experiment Hungry Alligator – Learn about pulleys and belts  as you build an alligator that will snap at your fingers! Sep 22 3pm Registration opens September 8
  • Giant Escape – Learn about levers and  exercise your creative storytelling skills as you  build and test your own sleeping giant! Nov 25 3pm Registration opens  November 11
  • Mindstorms EV3 (recommended for ages 10 & up) Is your family ready for the next step in robotics?  Come play together with our EV3 robotics kits  and see what your robot can do EV3 Family Freestyle – In this freestyle  session, you get to pick which robot you  want to build! Oct 11 1–5pm Registration opens September 27

Tweens (grades 4-8)

  • Oct 30 4pm FrankenFood! – Feast on disgusting  delights. Create severed finger cookies, edible band-aids, and other gory snacks

Teens (grades 9-12)

  • Sep 6 10am–12pm College Search – Learn about  admissions, academics, housing, financial aid and student life from  representatives of approx. 20 colleges

Brown Bag – Book Club (adults) 12–1:30pm Read and discuss the featured book

  • Sep 25 The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro
  • Oct 23 Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Scott Anderson
  • Nov 20 A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Young at Heart – Book Club (ages 16 & up) 6:30–7:30pm A book club for young adult literature lovers

  • Sep 8 Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Oct 6 Winger by Andrew Smith
  • Nov 3 An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

So for a small branch they have a lot going on!

They have also have a great space 🙂 Here are some pictures I took earlier this week

Plano Library

I also make use of their great selection online programs including research materials, geneology center, and of course Overdrive and One Click Digital for all my ebook and audiobook needs!

I just love my local libraries! Next week I will be featuring the library located in Frisco TX!

 

Felicia S
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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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