In addition to their variety of engaging community events and ongoing charity programs, the Melissa Public Library will be offering the following events and programs for the community to participate in.


The Daughters of the American Revolution meets the third Saturday of each month at the library. The next meeting will be on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Courtroom. This non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education for children. If you’re interested in membership, please contact Regent Linda Dillard at 214-675-0191 or Registrar Linda Sullivan at 972- 658-2366.


Starting in February, free, small-sized genealogy classes will be offered at the library. Come and see what it is about. Classes are held on the third Tuesday evening — Jan. 18 and most months to follow — and the first Tuesday days — starting Feb. 6 and most months to follow. Email lperkins@cityofmelissa.com or marilynmattei@att.net for specific info. You will need to register to provide free handouts for your first time, then just walk-in from then on.


Come home with the librarian on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. This month’s book is ‘The Chosen” by Chaim Potok. Considered a classic, this story of friendship, family and culture is excellent. Your librarian considers it one of the best books she read all year. Email librarian@cityofmelissa.com for address and directions. Plan ahead for future readings. You can put the following books below on hold and have them ready to read at your leisure for future club gatherings: In February, the library is reading ‘The Wednesday Letters” by Jason F. Wright; In March, they will read ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer.


Let the games begin! Senior gamers, join in the fun, games and snacks every Thursday — except the first, which is the Pioneer Club at First Melissa Church — and every Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Melissa City Hall in the community room. All ages welcome!


Do you have a fun, interesting or unique collection you would like to share? The library is looking forward to putting your treasures on display in the locked cabinet in the library for two months sometime in 2018. Show off your favorite stuff! Interested? Email lperkins@cityofmelissa.com.