Labor Day Weekend in the Library: Due to some planned network maintenance, there will be no computer access on the library computers, Wi-Fi or on the staff computer on Saturday, August 31. We will be able to check out movies and books the old-fashioned way — with paper and pen, but we cannot access any computer records. We don’t mind…tech updates are wonderful. The library and city offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Story Time: Join us Friday, August 30,, from 10:15-11 a.m. for Here comes the poultry! Miss Liza and her feathered friends will stop by, and she will release her pigeons after class and you can see them race home. Lap babies-and-up are welcome.

Happy Birthday to your Melissa Public Library: The anniversary dates for a number of 20-year events marking the start of the Melissa Public Library are coming up through the end of next year. If you would like to help plan and make things happen for the celebrations, contact Lorelei Perkins at to represent an organization or as a community member and you can be a part of the planning committee.

Volunteer Melissa/Anna: Looking for things to do when the kids are back at school? Come to the Melissa Library on Wednesday, September 4, from 9 - 10:30 a.m., for a walk-through introduction to volunteer opportunities in our communities. Your assistance is needed in many areas. Enjoy a snack and browse the displays. Meet the Friends of the Melissa Public Library, Meals on Wheels, Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce, Collin County Animal Shelter, Anna’s Coyote Call mentoring program and many more will be on hand. Representatives from Anna and Melissa and Collin County will also be there.

Hey all you photographers that participated in the Friends of Melissa Public Library 3rd Annual Photography Contest: You looked very fine in the Tribune last week! You may pick up your photos from September 7 - 21. We loved seeing your great shots!

Game Day with the Senior Citizens of Melissa: All ages are welcome. Every second and third Thursdays, our seasoned community friends will be meeting in the community room of City Hall from noon– 3 p.m. on the second week and noon - 2 p.m. on the third for games, visiting and fun…that is, September 12 and 19.

Free Movie Night at the Melissa Library: Friday, September 13, in the City Council Chamber. No food or drink, but great seating and sound. Come see Super Buddies, rated G. Watch the fur fly as a new breed of super hero is born in Disney’s fun-filled epic adventure. Remember, anyone under 16 years of age must have an adult with them during the show time. Coming October 11, Iron Man 3!

Teen Readers: Thursday, September 19, from 2 - 3 p.m., we will discuss The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. And in October, let’s talk about Anne Frank, diary of a young girl and Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers. Come check them out and be ready to share an activity and a good talk. Pre-registration is appreciated at Get reading now.

In your yard this Fall: Free class from a Collin County Master Gardener on Saturday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to noon, Texas Wildflowers, legends and more. Indian Blanket, Bandana Daisy, even Texas Thistle and Cockle Burs. Come find out what they are and how to grow them.

Pre-teens and older: Do you like to have bead bracelets for your wrist or ankle in the colors you want? Miss Carol will help you roll your own beads in colors you can choose or make just for your mood.Come to the Melissa Public Library on Saturday, September 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and make your bracelet. If you have some beads from other projects, bring those. If you could bring a small material donation, do that, as well. Bring a friend and get ready to look stylish for school!