Plano Public Library Announces Upcoming Adult and Youth Programs – Shaw Local

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The Plano Community Library has announced upcoming programs. The library is located at 15 W. North St. in Plano. For more information, call 630-552-2030 or visit planolibrary.info.

Knitting & Crochet Group: Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom. This informal group works on their own projects, discusses yarn types and colors, and helps each other with new or tricky patterns. No registration required. The Zoom meeting link is available on the Programs page of the library website.

Group of writers: April 14 and 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in person or via Zoom. Join other writers to discuss your work. Open to adults and high school students. No registration required. Held in the lower level meeting room. The Zoom meeting link is available on the Programs page of the library website.

Reading Club: Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The April book, “Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd, will be discussed. The May book will be “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks and will be available at checkout. This group reads a variety of genres. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Wednesdays, April 13 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in person. Kendall-Grundy Community Action Services will be at the Plano Library to provide assistance with LIHEAP applications. Please bring the following to apply: Social security cards for each household member; proof of total income for the last 30 days for anyone aged 18 or over in the household; and current gas and electricity bills. Call 630-553-8011 for more information. No appointment necessary.

Technology Support Service: Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in person. Free, walk-in opportunity to meet technology expert Robert Mitilieri. He’ll be there to answer any questions you may have about your computer, cell phone, tablet, or eReader. Bring your device with you for the best experience. No registration required.

Card Making Class – Spring Cards: Thursday, April 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jennifer Boring will teach you how to make five handmade cards using simple techniques and embellishments that will enhance your finished project. Open to high school students, adults and students aged 10 and over accompanied by an adult. A $5 fee for each class must be paid at time of registration. Call 630-552-2030 or drop by the information desk to register.

New life for old bags: Saturday, April 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Help turn plastic shopping bags into floor mats for the homeless. For more information, contact Ceil Carey at [email protected] or 708-846-1704. No registration required. Meet in the meeting room on the lower level.

Youth programs

Preschool story time: Mondays, April 11, 18 and 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m., in person. For 3-6 year olds. Includes simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Children’s Library during the program. For autonomous 3-6 year olds, without an adult. Registration required. Call 630-552-2025 or drop by the Children’s Library office to register.

Rhyme time: Wednesdays, April 13, 20 and 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. or from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in person. For babies up to 3 years old. This story time includes action rhymes, finger play, songs, movement activities, a simple story, and parent-child reading time. The active participation of adults is an integral part of this program. Bring a blanket for your family to sit on. For babies up to 3 years old accompanied by an adult. Call 630-552-2025 or drop by the Children’s Library office to register.

Pizza and Pages (Grades 6-8): Tuesday, April 12 or Thursday, April 14, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in person or via Zoom. Join us for our discussion of the Pizza & Pages book. Pizzas will be served. “The War That Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley will be discussed. Registration required. Call 630-552-2025 to register. Meeting ID and password will be provided upon registration.

Create at the Library (K-5): Monday, April 18, 2 to 3 p.m. or Tuesday, April 19, 6 to 7 p.m. Bring your creativity, your imagination and your patience, the library will do the rest. We will work together to create a rolled paper art project. Registration required. Call 630-552-2025 or drop by the Children’s Library office to register.

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