Talent wanted: The Melissa Public Library is looking for a couple of face painters, jugglers or balloon artists to help out on Aug. 26. Contact librarian@cityofmelissa.com if interested.


The Library’s summer programs are still going strong. Unless otherwise noted, all summer events will be for all ages (lap babies to age 14ish) and held at 10:30 a.m. (Teen Activity Group will not meet during the summer on Thursdays until fall and regular Story Time will also take a break until Fall) Email jnehls@cityofmelissa.com or oburr@cityofmelissa.com for a full schedule or questions.


• Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Building with color


• Friday, Aug. 11 - Back to school safety


• Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Mr. Gentry from the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas will talk about the solar eclipse. If the weather is nice, he will bring along some equipment to preview.


• Friday, Aug. 18 – What’s growing under the glass? Terrariums!


• Special event — The day of the solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, a live broadcast stream of the eclipse will be in the library from NASA from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The optimal time to see the eclipse is 1:10 p.m. There will be a small craft. This will not be a formal event, so there will not be any speakers or supervision.


• Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Picnic, watermelon and no ants. No lesson/story, just a fun time. Wear a swim suit and bring a towel, because guests might want to get wet at the water feature in back if it is not rainy or windy.


• Friday, Aug. 25 – Bubbles and boxes


• Saturday, Aug. 26 – The big closing day for the summer reading program.


The Melissa Public Library is starting a new club for the community members called the Next Chapter Book Club. It is a national program that is geared towards individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is not a teaching program, but rather a fun way to socialize and read some great stories. The library is searching for members. If interested, contact the program coordinator at jnehls@cityofmelissa.com. Visit http://nextchapterbookclub.org/ for more information. The club will meeting every Tuesday at 10 a.m.


Volunteer at the Melissa Public Library and help shelve books, prepare for summer programs, odds and ends of jobs. Ages 8-12 come with adult or older teens. Can be used for volunteer hours for clubs, schools, organizations, or just for fun. Email librarian@cityofmelissa.com to schedule the first hour orientation and then come whenever desired.


Melissa Farmers Market and MORE! is on Aug. 12 and 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. The market will offer farm fresh beef, pork, chicken, goat and local prize-winning honey. Guests can bring their knives and scissors and yard tools for sharpening. There will also be Lularoe selections, Paparazzi bling, doggie love signs, homemade breads, crafts and much more. The market’s two newest vendors, Hot Dog Revival and Grandma’s Cupboard, will also be there. To participate in the Melissa Farmers Market and More! without a craft or business, contact librarian@cityofmelissa.com and apply to be on the market board to help with plans and plots.


Book discussion: On Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., the Library and guests will meet at the home of a librarian to discuss “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” by Kate DiCamillo. This book is good for children, teens and adults, and all are welcome this special month. Contact librarian@cityofmelissa.com for the address.


Senior Days for those over 55 will be held the first Thursday each month at 10:30 a.m. at various restaurants over the summer. The next meetup is Aug. 3. Senior Days will be also be held every second, third and fourth Thursday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and every third Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Melissa City Hall, community room.


For questions or suggestions, email librarian@cityofmelissa.com.