FPLDidYouKnow - Adult Services

The Reader’s Choice Book Club has been meeting at the Frisco Public Library for over seven years. The group is a great mix of different readers in age, reading preference, and backgrounds. It has been my pleasure to lead the Reader’s Choice Book Club since June 2013. The group, books and discussions that the book club have each month are definitely one of the perks of my job. The Reader’s Choice Book Club gets its name from having such a wide, eclectic reading choices that are voted on and/or suggested by the book club. The group reads everything from nonfiction to mysteries.

The Frisco Public Library is hosting Kevin Klaus from the Texas General Land Office at 2pm-3:30 pm on Saturday, January 25, in the McCallum Room for a presentation on the genealogy resources and archive collections held by the state.

Established in 1837, the Archives at the Texas General Land Office consist of records dating back to 1720 along with approximately 80,000 maps serving as a repository of land history in Texas. These important primary resources are fertile research for archeologists, genealogists, historians, and students.

If your New Year (or mid-year) resolutions include improving your business or upgrading your job skills, Frisco Library has some little-known treasures to help you take care of business -- whatever your business might be and whenever you are ready work.

Here are a few tips about little known treasures waiting for you at the library.

Halloween is just a few days away. Here are some book suggestions to help you get your scare on!

Amy: Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

At times like this, having a group to discuss your book with is essential and inspires intellect, curiosity and imagination. Frisco Public Library has several book clubs for every kind of reader, whether you want to meet in person or join an online discussion. Our book clubs offer a safe and friendly environment where you can meet new people who love reading as much as you do!

Have you ever imagined what it is like to leave behind familiar people and places and settle down in a new country? America has been a popular destination for immigrants throughout its history. Last year alone, more than one million people became permanent residents of this great country.

Sometimes it's great to be an adult.  First, there are all the things you looked forward to as a kid:  buying whatever you want; eating whatever you want, whenever you want; and, staying up all night (to finish reading a book, of course).

Okay, well, maybe those didn't turn out quite the way we expected.

But there IS the fact that while Youth Services takes a well-deserved break from programming during August, there's still PLENTY for adults to do at the Frisco Library.

About 16 years ago I was watching the now-defunct Rosie O’Donnell show when my literary world changed forever.

Rosie was raving about a series she’d just discovered about a young boy, whose parents were killed when he was just a baby, and all he had left was a lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead. There were 3 books in the series at the time, with 4 more to come, and they were written by a then-unknown author who’d done part of her first draft on napkins from a local diner.

In some places summertime and easy living go together, but here in Frisco we do things a little differently.  This summer, the Frisco Library has teamed up with Mayor Maso and the City Council to challenge you to ratchet up your reading game. 

Compete in the Mayor's Summer Reading Challenge by logging your reading activity.  Adults earn points for:

Starting a business?  Managing a business?  Expanding a business?  Frisco Library is here to connect you with the resources you need to succeed.

Continuing through March, hour-long webinars hosted by Reference USA will teach you how to use the Reference USA database to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage, and grow a business.  With detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households, Reference USA is considered a premier souce of  information for business reference and research.

Ready for Valentine's Day?

We are -- and we can't wait another day to tell you why. 

This year We have a gift for you, our dear members. Maybe you'd like to guess what it is? 

Here are some hints:

  • It's located on the first floor.
  • It goes well with popcorn, chocolate, or both.
  • It may cause you to laugh, cry, and/or fall in love all over again.