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

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

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

• Friday, October 25 – Halloween Parade through City Hall - Children and adults come in costume and walk through the building. Starts at 10:15 a.m., and Halloween bags are provided free. Please, no scary stuff. Area non-profits will help us celebrate and show off their services.

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

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. It starts up again on September 18. On the same day, from 3:30 to 4 p.m., Spanish-speakers will informally teach a class for children grades 3-5 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."

Melissa Public Library is celebrating 20 years of service to our community: Be part of the Friends of the Melissa Public Library cookbook that will include your recipe and others from our cities. Submit three to five recipes to or stop by the library for a form. We plan to have the cookbooks before Thanksgiving so they will be great to give as Christmas gifts for an excellent donation of $10.

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. Bring a friend and get ready to look stylish for school. Email librarian@cityofmelissa with questions.

In your yard on September 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!