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EVENINGS & WEEKENDS

SHAKE, RATTLE, & READ

uAll Ages

Wednesdays 6:30 pm

Wiggle out and wind down the day as a family!

SATURDAY

STORIES

u2 years Saturdays 10:30 am u3 – 5 years Saturdays 11:00 am JANUARY APRIL 2016

E A R L Y

L I T E R A C Y

S T O R Y T I M E C L A S S E S

H O W T O A T T E N D S T O R Y T I M E

F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

JANUARY 12

APRIL 30

(No Story Times March 8 – 12 & April 19 – 23)

WEEKDAY MORNINGS

BABIES

A Lapsit Class u0 – 17 months Wednesdays 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 am

TODDLERS

u 18 – 23 months Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am

WEE READERS

u0 – 23 months Fridays 10:00 am

2 YEARS

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10:30 am

3

5 YEARS

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 11:00 am

SPECIAL STORY TIME EVENTS

FOR 3

5 YEARS

KIDS DANCE PARTY

January 12, 14, 15 11:00 am

Story Time is back! Let’s dance!

PUPPET SHOW

March 1, 3, 4 11:00 am

Big Bad Wolf vs. Mother Goose – Find out who wins in Mo Willem’s

That Is Not a Good Idea!

25 YEARS OF FPL

MEET SPLAT

THE CAT

April 26, 28, 29 11:00 & 11:30 am

Splat the Cat is coming to Frisco! Snap a picture with Splat after the 11:30 class.

NEW

C L A S S

NEW

TIMES

• All Story Times are held in the 2nd

floor Children’s Program Room. • Get your free ticket at the 2nd floor

Ask Us desk on the day of the class. Space is limited.

• Park your stroller along the yellow wall and gather your valuables. • Have fun!

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W O R K S H O P S & T O O L S F O R C A R E G I V E R S

TAKE AN ONLINE COURSE

Take an online early literacy class taught by our librarians. Earn up to 3 hours CE credit. To get started, visit www.friscolibrary.com/earlylitclasses.

MAKE EACH DAY

A LEARNING DAY

Sign up for weekly early literacy tips sent from our librarians. Text @0to5tips to 81010 to join.

COME, PLAY

& LEARN

Enjoy fun learning activities for young children on a come-and-go basis. Adult must accompany child. uAges Birth – 5 years

April 19 – 21 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room

25 YEARS OF FPL

CALDECOTT CELEBRATION

uAll Ages Monday, February 15 6:30 – 8:00 pm

1st floor, Council Chambers

You voted – now let’s see who won! Celebrate the winner of the Caldecott Award for best illustrated picture book of 2015. Come for special readings, refreshments, and a sketch-off contest between FISD, FPL, and a published illustrator!

*Ticket not required.

Frisco Public Library

Workshops

F A M I L Y E V E N T S

SENSORY STORY TIME

uFamilies with children ages 8

& under

Saturday, March 12 3:00 – 3:45 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Enjoy a family story time geared toward children who are on the autism spectrum and/or are sensitive to sensory overload. Enjoy books, songs, and sensory activities. Register online

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F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

JANUARY — APRIL 2016

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

ELEMENTARY

READ TO ROVER

uGrades 1 5 Saturdays January 9, February 13 March 19, April 9 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Build read-aloud confidence while reading to man’s best friend! Grab your favorite book and read to a therapy dog.

THERAPY PALS FOR

STUDENTS WITH

SPECIAL NEEDS

uGrades K– 6 and their families Saturday, January 16

3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Students with special needs and their families are invited to visit, play, and read with a specially trained Therapy Pals dog. *Register online beginning January 8.

Space is limited. Tickets for all classes are available

at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk 30 minutes before the class begins, unless noted otherwise.

EFFECTIVE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

u Ages 10 - 18

Saturday, January 23 2:00 – 3:30 pm

1st floor, Council Chambers

Learn how to establish a friendly and immediate rapport with others to persuade and inspire them. Presented by Speak Up Frisco Toastmasters Club. *Email youthleadership@ d50toastmasters.org to register.

GOAL SETTING AND

PLANNING

uAges 10 - 18 Saturday, January 30 2:00 – 3:30 pm

1st floor, Council Chambers

Learn the art and science of achieving your desired outcomes by using a strategic approach. Presented by Speak Up Frisco Toastmasters Club. *Email youthleadership@ d50toastmasters.org to register.

HARRY POTTER

BOOK NIGHT

uAll Ages Thursday, February 4 6:30 – 8:00 pm

2nd floor, Children’s Area

Celebrate Harry on the second

annual worldwide Harry Potter Book Night. Play games, make

artsy crafts, and keep an eye on the sky for surprise guests whooooo

may fly in! *Ticket not required.

25 YEARS OF FPL

25 YEARS OF FPL

CALDECOTT CELEBRATION

uAll Ages Monday, February 15 6:30 – 8:00 pm 1st floor, Council Chambers

You voted – now let’s see who won! Celebrate the winner

of the Caldecott Award for best illustrated picture book of 2015. Come for special readings, refreshments, and a sketch-off contest between FISD, FPL, and a local illustrator! *Ticket not required.

UPCYCLING CRAFTS

uGrades 1 – 5

Monday, April 25 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Get crafty and celebrate Earth Day with Frisco Environmental Services.

*Ticket not required.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

CELEBRATION

AND EXHIBIT

uAll Ages Monday, January 18 12:00 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Explore an interactive exhibit that celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement. *Ticket not required.

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Space is limited. Tickets for all classes are available

at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk 30 minutes before the class begins, unless noted otherwise.

POETRY CONTEST

uGrades 1 – 12

March 11 – April 15

Students are invited to submit original poems. Entry forms available beginning March 11 at the library and on our website. Submit poems by April 15 in person or online at www.friscolibrary.com/poetrycontest.

EXPLORATION STATIONS

u Grades K– 2, Monday, March 7

u Grades 3 – 5, Tuesday, March 8 3:00 – 3:45 pm or 4:00 – 4:45 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Rotate through hands-on activities

to explore science and engineering topics. Facilitated by teens on the Library’s Frisco Advisory Board.

Please attend only one class.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

uAll Ages

Thursday, March 10 6:30 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Join us for snacks and a showing of

Emperor’s New Groove (Rated G).

Bring blankets and pillows. *Ticket not

required.

LONE STAR

STUDENT STORYTELLER

AUDITIONS

Ages 8-18 March 1 – May 1

Want to polish your public speaking skills and captivate an audience with a story? Audition to perform at the Lone Star Storytelling Festival in October 2016. Pick up audition packets beginning on March 1 at the library or online at www.lonestarstories.org. Must be ages 8-18 to enter. Deadline for entry is May 1.

LEGO LANDMARKS

uGrades 4 – 8 Wednesday, March 9 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Recreate famous landmarks from around the world with LEGOs. Please attend only one class.

S P R I N G B R E A K

C O N T E S T S

25 YEARS OF FPL

LIFE-SIZED BOARD

GAME BONANZA

u All Ages Friday, March 11 2:00 – 4:00 pm Simpson Plaza

Calling all families! Join us on

Simpson Plaza in front of the library

for an afternoon of competition with

life-sized board games. *Ticket not

required.

BOOKMARK CONTEST:

SPORTS EDITION

u Ages 2 – 12 May 2 – May 8

Decorate a sports themed bookmark for the library to celebrate Children’s Book Week.

Winners will receive a prize and

their bookmark will be reproduced and distributed. Entry forms available beginning May 2 at the library and on our website. Submit bookmarks in person to Frisco

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F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

JANUARY MAY 2016

C L A S S E S & E V E N T S | G R A D E S 6

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Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

T E E N S

J O I N T H E G R O U P

TEEN WRITERS GROUP

uGrades 6 – 12

Saturdays

January 16, February 13, March 12, April 9

4:00 – 5:00 pm 1st floor, Teen Room

Meet other writers to discuss story ideas, get writing tips, and share your work. The meeting on March 12 is the Teen Writer’s Workshop.

*Ticket not required.

YA BOOK CLUB

u Adults and Teens, Ages 16+ Tuesdays

January 19, February 16, March 15, May 17

7:00 – 8:30 pm 5th floor, City Room

Always waiting for the next Divergent

or Maze Runner to come out? Can’t wait for Rainbow Rowell’s new book? Come discuss your favorite books and authors with other fans! No meeting in April. *Ticket not required.

TEEN ANIME CLUB

WE’VE MOVED TO SATURDAYS! u Grades 6 – 12

Saturdays

January 9, February 6, March 5, April 2

4:00 – 5:00 pm 1st floor, Teen Room

Do you like to read manga, watch anime, eat Japanese candy, cosplay, and hang out with your fellow otaku? Join our Teen Anime Club!

*Ticket not required.

TECH TEENS

uGrades 6 – 12

Thursdays

January 28, February 25, April 7 6:00 – 7:00 pm

1st floor, Teen Room

Let’s talk tech! We’ll explore coding, app and website development, digital design, circuits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, technology careers, and more! *Ticket not required

TE

EN

AN

IME C

LUB

GOAL SETTING

AND PLANNING

uAges 10 - 18 Saturday, January 30 2:00 – 3:30 pm

1st floor, Council Chambers

Learn the art and science of achieving your desired outcomes by using a strategic approach. Presented by Speak Up Frisco Toastmasters Club. *Email

youthleadership@d50toastmasters.org to register.

EFFECTIVE

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

uAges 10 – 18 Saturday, January 23 2:00 – 3:30 pm

1st floor, Council Chambers

Learn how to establish a friendly and immediate rapport with others to persuade and inspire them. Presented by Speak Up Frisco Toastmasters Club. *Email

youthleadership@d50toastmasters.org

to register.

FREE ACT/SAT STARTUP

PRACTICE TEST

uGrades 6 – 11

Saturday, January 9 10:30 am – 12:30 pm 4th floor, McCallum Room

This free practice test administered by Princeton Review combines questions from the ACT and the redesigned SAT to give students exposure to both tests in a single testing experience. *Registration is required. Sign up online beginning January 5.

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SPRING BREAK

VolunTEEN

CORPS

PLAYLIST CONTEST

Create a playlist for your favorite book! Submit a CD with all the songs you think would make a great soundtrack to your favorite book and you could win a prize! Submit your CD to the Teen Room Ask Us desk by Friday, March 11. Check our website for full rules and details: friscolibrary.com/ playlistcontest.

LEGO LANDMARKS

uGrades 4 – 8 Wednesday, March 9 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Recreate famous landmarks from around the world with LEGOs. Please attend only one class. *Tickets

available at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk

30 minutes before the class begins.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

uAll Ages

Thursday, March 10 6:30 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor,

Children’s Program Room

Join us for a snacks and a showing

of Emperor’s New Groove (Rated G).

Bring blankets and pillows. *Ticket not

required.

The VolunTEEN Corps is comprised of FAAB, or Frisco Action & Advisory Boards. It is a community service initiative that offers middle and high school students in grades 6 – 12 an opportunity for civic involvement at Frisco Public Library. Students will receive credit hours for school or service organizations for their active involvement in the program. Learn more @ www.friscolibrary.com/volunteen.

TECH TEENS

u Grades 6 – 12 1st floor, Teen Room

Monday, March 7 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Stop by for tech shenanigans! Participants at the meetings in January & February will vote on which tech topics we’ll explore. *Ticket not required.

Thursday, March 10 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Tinker, Engineer, Create, and

Hack alongside experts from Perot Museum when the TECH Truck drives to FPL for hands-on science & tech activities. * Tickets available at the 1st floor Teen desk 30 minutes

before the class begins.

LIFE

-

SIZED BOARD GAME

BONANZA

uAll Ages

Friday, March 11 2:00 – 4:00 pm Simpson Plaza

Calling all families! Join us on

Simpson Plaza in front of the library

for an afternoon of competition with

life-sized board games.

*Ticket not required.

25 YEARS OF FPL

TEEN WRITERS WORKSHOP

uGrades 6 – 12

Saturday, March 12 4:00 – 5:00 pm 1st floor, Teen Room

Jeramey Kraatz, author of the Cloak Society series, will lead writers through several activities in order to develop their skills. Come get advice from a published author!

25 YEARS OF FPL

POETRY CONTEST

uGrades 1 – 12

March 11 – April 15

Students are invited to submit original poems. Entry forms

available beginning March 11 at the library and on our website. Submit poems by April 15 in person or online at www.friscolibrary.com/ poetrycontest.

NORTH TEXAS

TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 23 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Irving Convention Center 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 75039

Join us and the Irving Public Library at the second annual North Texas Teen Book Festival! There will be over 50 young adult authors interacting with attendees on panels, book signings, and more. See our website for more information.

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JANUARY MAY 2016

I N N O V A T I O N A N D T E C H N O L O G Y

F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

JOB SKILLS COMPUTER CLASSES

POWER POINT Feb 22 EXCEL III Feb 15 April 18 EXCEL I Feb 1 April 4 EXCEL II Feb 8 April 11 WORD I Jan 11 March 14 WORD II Jan 18

Mondays | 10:00 – 11:00 am and 7:00 – 8:30 pm | 1st floor, Computer Lab

BEGINNER 3D DESIGN

Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 3, Apr 14 7:00 – 8:00 pm

1st floor, Computer Lab

Learn the basics of using

Tinkercad.com to design objects that can be printed on the library’s 3D printer.

INTERMEDIATE

3D DESIGN

Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28 7:00 – 8:00 pm

1st floor, Computer Lab

Take the next step: Learn to use

123Design, a simple but powerful design software for creating 3D objects.

A D U L T S

PHOTOSHOP BASICS

Monday, February 29 7:00 – 8:30 pm

1st floor, Computer Lab

A class for beginners new to the Photoshop software. Learn the basics of using layers to edit images and create documents.

VIDEO EDITING BASICS

Monday, March 28 7:00 – 8:30 pm

1st floor, Computer Lab

Beginners will learn the basics of video editing.

APP DESIGN CLASSES:

FROM IDEA TO APP STORE

January 25, April 25 7:00 – 8:30 pm

1st floor, Computer Lab

Learn about the process of how to make your idea for an app a reality.

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JANUARY MAY 2016

A D U L T E D U C A T I O N

F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

STARTING AND

MAINTAINING YOUR

BUSINESS, A to Z

Saturday, January 16 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 4th floor, McCallum Room

Participants will learn what to consider when starting a new business, such as creating a business plan, marketing, choosing the right type of business, tax implications, and much more.

A D U L T S

ESL LANGUAGE LAB

Tuesday, January 12 – April 26 (No class on March 8 or April 19) 6:00 – 8:00 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Join us for two hours of grammar, pronunciation, and conversation lessons. Speakers of all languages are welcome to join.

SAVING FOR COLLEGE

Thursday, January 28 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm 4th floor, McCallum Room

Invest in your child’s future without sacrificing yours. This seminar will help parents define a college savings goal and determine costs while balancing retirement and college savings.

Thursday & Saturday February 4 – April 14 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Thurs 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Sat 4th floor, McCallum Room AARP volunteers will be available to help you complete your tax returns. Assistance is given on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your social security card, driver’s license, last year’s tax return, and all of your current year tax documents.

TA X P R E PA R AT I O N

ESL

LANGUAGE

LAB

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JANUARY — MAY 2016

B O O K S A N D L I T E R A T U R E

F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

B O O K C L U B S

STITCHERS BOOK CLUB

u Adults, Ages 18+

First Thursday of the month 7:00 – 8:30 pm

5th floor, City Room

Fiction and nonfiction. Bring your needlework and discuss our monthly book pick.

UNDEAD & UNREAD

uAdults, Ages 18+

Second Tuesday of the month 7:00 – 8:30 pm

5th floor, City Room

Science fiction and fantasy.

YA BOOK CLUB

uAdults and Teens, Ages 16+ Third Tuesday of the month (No meeting in April) 7:00 – 8:30 pm 5th floor, City Room

Discuss young adult books.

CLASSIC READERS

BOOK CLUB

uAdults, Ages 50+

Third Wednesday of the month (No meeting in April)

10:00 – 11:00 am Frisco Senior Center

Fiction and nonfiction.

READER’S CHOICE

BOOK CLUB

uAdults, Ages 18+

Fourth Tuesday of the month 7:00 – 8:30 pm

5th floor, City Room

Fiction and nonfiction.

WRITE CLUB

uAdults, Ages 18+

Second Monday of the month 6:45 – 8:30 pm

5th floor, City Room

Share your work and meet other local writers.

C O N T E S T S

FIRST CHAPTER CONTEST

u Adults, Ages 18+

Submit the first 10 pages of your original, unpublished work to our contest! Winning entry will be professionally reviewed by Henery Press, an award-winning local publisher.

A D U L T S

FLASH FICTION CONTEST

uAdults and Teens, Ages 17+ Calling all short story writers! Submit your original, unpublished work of 500 words or less in any genre, style, or theme. Winners will be featured in an eBook and honored at the Spring Writer’s Reception. Submit entry by February 29, 2016.Find contest rules and directions for submissions at www.friscolibrary.com

MEET THE AUTHOR

JOANNE FLUKE

WEDDING CAKE MURDER (HANNAH SWENSEN SERIES #19)

Thursday, February 25

Joanne Fluke is coming to Frisco to talk about her latest book, The Wedding Cake Murder, the 19th book from the Hannah Swensen Series. Enjoy a delightful evening with the author at the free program at 7:00 pm. A book signing will follow the program. Reserve your spot for the exclusive private reception at 6:15 pm for $30.00, where you will meet the author, receive a signed copy of the book and enjoy refreshments. For more details go to www.friscolibrary.com/authors.

SISTERS IN CRIME

NORTH DALLAS

Fourth Sunday of the month (No meeting in March) 2:00 – 4:00 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Join this national community of mystery writers and readers to share advice, support, and network.

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JANUARY MAY 2016

A R T S A N D C U L T U R E

CLASSES & EVENTS

Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 • friscolibrary.com

MEDITATION FOR

HEALTH AND JOY

uTeens and Adults, Ages 13+

Third Sunday of the month (No class in May)

4:00 – 5:00 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Learn simple but powerful meditation tools.

BOARD GAME CLUB

uAll Ages

Second Sunday of the month (No meeting in May)

2:00 – 4:30 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Bring your game face for some board gaming fun!

RUBBER STAMPING 101

uAdults, Ages 18+

Third Thursday of the month (No class in May)

7:00 – 8:00 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

(January class will be in the 5th

floor, City Room)

Discover the excitement of rubber stamping! Learn the basics as well as different techniques you can use to make greeting cards and other fun paper crafts! All supplies are provided for two projects each month.

YOGA CLASS

uTeens and Adults, Ages 13+

First Sunday of the month (No classes in January or May) 4:00 – 5:15 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Learn basic yoga techniques, including physical postures,

breathing methods, and meditation. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing. No previous experience required.

Stream movies,

TV shows,

music,

eAudiobooks,

and more

with the

Hoopla app.

www.friscolibrary.com/digital

H O O P L A

A D U L T S

FAMILY ORIGAMI NIGHT

uAll Ages

Wednesday, March 9 7:00 – 8:30 pm

4th floor, McCallum Room

Come join us for an introduction to the art of origami! All supplies are provided.

25 YEARS OF FPL EVENT

F R I S C O P U B L I C L I B R A R Y

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