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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.

It’s that time of year again!  Maybe you (or someone you know) has decided that this will be the year of change!  We applaud you.  And we’d like to help!


Maybe you’ve resolved to begin creating your family tree…


…your library offers excellent ancestry and genealogy resources online here.


 


Maybe you’ve resolved to take up a new knitting hobby…

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.

If there's one good thing about being iced in for a few days, it's the chance to snuggle under a blanket and read a good book. Or two. Or three. After reading these recommendations, you might find yourself singing "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" so you can read a book, read a book, read a book.

Can you believe that the year is almost over? It feels like we just enjoyed the arrival of the New Year, made resolutions, and felt hopeful that this year would be better than the last one. At the library, one of our resolutions is to always delight our patrons. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a smile on your face.  Throughout the year, we pick our brains to figure out how to make life easier for you.


Here are nine service enhancements we made this year.

Ah, the holidays. Did you all have a great Thanksgiving? I hope you did. Mine was very relaxing. We watched the Macy’s Parade, the dog show, and all the football. All of the football. Did you know that Dallas and Detroit are the only two teams that always host an NFL game on Thanksgiving?


You do now, and so do I, because when your family knows you’re a librarian you get asked all the questions, even on Thanksgiving. (Which I don’t mind!)

Join FPL at Merry Main Street
You are invited to visit the Frisco Public Library’s booth on Simpson Plaza at City Hall during the 23rd Annual Merry Main Street, 5-9 p.m., on Saturday, December 7. We will be giving out candy canes, helping residents get library cards, and providing guides for all the folks with an e-Reader or tablet on their Wish List this holiday season.

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that the only gift anyone ever REALLY wants is a good book. Here are some stories about the best books we've given and been given.

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

I know, I know. Holidays already, you ask? But as we draw near to Thanksgiving, I become nostalgic. I find myself longing for familiar things such as evenings by the fire with a book…screech!


Okay, in my case there is no fire because I don’t have any firewood, and I’m not reading because my young children are sitting on my hands.

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!

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