The Melissa Public Library has an array of community events planned for the second half of June.


Let your mind travel with the library as they learn about the “Latest Trends in Travel” on Thursday, June 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Melissa City Hall. Utmost Travel will cover changes in the way consumers shop for travel, new ways that various age groups are spending their vacation time and how travel providers are responding to the market’s ever-evolving interests.


Leisure travel is a huge business, topping $100 billion in 2017 and travel companies are constantly adjusting their offerings to the interests of the travel consumer. Over the past few years, a few interesting trends have emerged to satisfy the whims of Millennials, Boomers and Seniors that offer new experiences and cater to a range of destination and activity levels. Walk in to the Community Room and learn about “glamping” and more of the latest travel trends.


The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will not be holding their regular meetings during the summer, but they are offering walk-in genealogy classes available by appointment all throughout the summer. Register at librarian@cityofmelissa.com.


Healthy Living Classes will be held this summer in the Community Room at Melissa City Hall. Take some time to feel and look better. Stop by and enjoy as you gather some facts in a relaxed way. The Healthy Living sessions are based on the principles of Dr. A’s Habits of Health and are taught by Kelly Tenney, a COPE certified health coach for the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education.


The classes take place as follows:


Thursday, June 14, 12-1 p.m., Happy, Healthy Fueling. How we fuel our bodies drives us in the direction of either health or disease. Even small and simple changes can help us shift to greater health. Proper nutrition is the best way to reach and maintain a healthy body weight.


Thursday, June 28, 12-1:00 p.m., Happy, Healthy Motion. Healthy motions don’t have to equate to hours in the gym or running miles and miles. It can if that is your passion, but if it isn’t, there are many other ways to reap the benefits of exercise in ways that fit your goals and lifestyle.


Thursday, July 5 and July 12, 12-1 p.m., For Teens, Happy, Healthy YOU. Part 1. How to look and feel your best in your teen years. We will share tips on how to think, eat and move your way into your healthiest year so far. Bring a friend and come ready to laugh and learn. You will learn some fun exercises and make some healthy snacks.


Join the library’s monthly “Come Home with the Librarian” for a special book club where they gather at the Perkins Home to discuss an assigned book and enjoy fellowship and snacks. Put the books on hold, if not at the circulation desk. Email librarian@cityofmelissa.com for directions to the book club.


On Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. the library will be discussing “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The library has this available as a book, CD and movie. From Amazon, “This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.”


This is an amazing true story. Read it or come see what it is about.


Get a head start for July and pick up a copy of “Skulduggery Pleasant” by Derek Landy and plan to join the library on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. to talk about it (teens and up are welcome for this session).


The Friends of the Melissa Public Library are made up of people like you making a difference in the how the library can reach everyone. Their next general meeting is Thursday, June 21 at 9 a.m. and all are welcome. They will also be hosting an educational program by the Alzheimer’s Association discussing ‘Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.’


Drop on in for a treat and an informal talk at the library. It is that time to start clicking those cameras again and getting your perfect shot ready for the annual Friends of the Melissa Public Library Photography Contest… Stay tuned as details are coming soon.