Story time in the Melissa Public Library: Fridays – 10:15-11 a.m. for lap babies and up.

o September 13 – Teddy Bear Day. Bring your favorite teddy bear or cuddly.

o September 20 – Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choo! Trains are coming to the library

o September 27 – Fire Prevention Day at the Melissa Library. Come visit our firemen and see the truck.

Photographers, pick up your Friends of the Melissa Public Library photos between September 7 -21. Please sign them out at the circulation desk. Let’s all start snapping pictures now for next year’s contest!

Free Movie Night at the Melissa Library is Friday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the city council chamber. No food or drink, but great seating and sound. Come see ‘Super Buddies’ rated G. Remember, anyone under 16 years of age must have an adult with them during the show time.

Friends Prepare for the Fall: The Friends of the Melissa Public Library will hold an open board meeting at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The board will hear reports from the new standing committee chairmen and representatives from the committee planning the 20th anniversary activities. Plus, learn more about how to submit recipes for a Friends cookbook, discuss the budget for 2013-14 and hear about library happenings and needs for the fall. For the cookbook, anyone in the Melissa and Anna area is welcome to submit three to five recipes through Sept. 25. The first 200 recipes will be accepted for the cookbook, so get yours in quickly. You may e-mail your recipe to or stop by the library for a form to complete. We plan to have the cookbooks before Thanksgiving so they will be great to give as Christmas gifts.

Hola! We are continuing our free beginning Spanish class for native English speakers. The class will meet every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the community room at the Melissa City Hall. Additionally, the same day, from 3:30-4 p.m., Spanish-speakers will informally teach a class for children ages 8-14 in the community room. Spanish-speaking friends, come out and help by conversing with these beginners and sharpen your English skills. The lesson handouts are also on the library webpage under "Adult Learning."

Teen Readers: Thursday, Sept. 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. Come check them out and be ready to share an activity and a good talk. Pre-registration is appreciated at

In your yard: Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon, Texas Wildflowers, legends and more; Diane Poston, Collin County Master Gardener. Learn to plant native and wildflower gardens in our area. They are beautiful!

And remember, Melissa Library cards are always free!