Plano Public Library announces adult programs for August

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

Friends of the Library Book Sale: Aug. 22-Sept. 3 (closed Aug. 28) Open during regular library hours. Stop by to stock up on books and movies sold at bargain prices. Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, all items will be sold for $4 a bag. We’ll have many free books available after the sale ends.

Adult programs

New Life for Old Bags: Saturday, Aug. 13, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Help turn plastic shopping bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. For more information contact Ceil Carey at or 708-846-1704. No registration required. Meets in the lower level meeting room.

Painting with Petite Palette: Monday, Aug. 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Michelle Shepard will lead the class in creating an acrylic on canvas painting. Painting to be announced. Open to high school students and adults. A $15 fee for each class must be paid at the time of registration. Call 630-552-2030 to register.

Book Club: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. “Falling” by T.J. Newman will be discussed. The book for September will be “The Bookshop at the Water’s End” by Patti Callahan Henry. This group reads a variety of genres. Newcomers are welcome anytime.

Technology Help Desk: Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free drop-in opportunity to meet with tech expert Robert Mitilieri. He’ll help with questions you may have about your computer, cell phone, tablet, or e-reader. Bring your device with you for the best experience. No registration required.

Silent Book Club: Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. A book club unlike others. Come to the Library’s Carnegie Quiet Reading Room and make yourself comfortable in one of our cozy chairs. Read quietly with other book lovers in silent camaraderie. Follow “Plano’s Silent Book Club” on Facebook. No registration required.

Knit & Crochet Group: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, via Zoom. This informal group works on their own projects, discusses types and colors of yarn 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’s website.

Writers’ Group: Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30 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’s website.