Before I moved to Frisco, I can’t remember the last time that I visited a library. Maybe in school, but that was way too long ago. As a grown up, I never needed or thought I needed a reason to go. And, even though I love to read, we all can easily just download or buy physical books from a myriad of sites.
I first visited the Frisco Public Library shortly after I moved here from Michigan because I needed to use their computers to go online and research the area. Whoa! What a variety of information and activities our library has to offer for Frisco residents.
Founded in 1991 with a mission of “inspiring intellect, curiosity, and imagination,” the Frisco Library was built from the ground up by a team of dedicated citizens committed to the spirit of literacy and intellectual freedom. That spirit persists to this day, as our library has grown from a fledgling library to a library that leads.
Borrow Books, Movies, Magazines, CDs
Of course, the library has a large selection of the expected… books, movies, magazines, and CDs for all ages ready to be borrowed in addition to a computer “lab” free for use with your library card. The library also has printing and faxing services (free with library card) plus a knowledgable and helpful staff to help you at any time.
But let’s look at what you might not have known the library offers…
Looking freshen up some job skills? How about trying a new language? If you’re looking to continue your education, the library continually has online language courses and small business boot camps throughout the year for adults that are all free.
ESL Language LAB
Grammar, pronunciation, and conversation lessons, this class is for all other native languages who are learning English and can be used as a refresher course for some. Class times are on Tuesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm on the 4th floor, McCallum Room.
Job Skills Computer Classes
With today’s ever growing and changing job market, people are required to have more computer skill sets than ever. From Word 1 and Excel 1 to Intermediate 3D Design and Arduino Introduction, come learn or refresh your career capabilities and get that promotion or new job!
Beginner and Intermediate 3D Printing
For 13-years and up, participants will learn how to use Tinkercad.com to design a 3D model, download a .STL file, and use the library’s 3D printing service. Please note that due to the lengthy print times, we will not be able to print your designs during class.
Class Dates from 7pm to 8:30pm:
- February 2, 2017
- March 2, 2017
- April 6, 2017
Arts and Culture
Maybe you’re looking for something fun to do on a weeknight with your kids, or just to get out of the house and stretch your creative muscles? Try some:
Who doesn’t like to color? Become a kid again and relax with art and the simple act of coloring. Coloring pages and colored pencils are provided, but you can also bring your own. This class is for ages 16+ and is offered:
- January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm – McCallum Room
- February 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm – Meditative Drawing with Cher Kaufmann
- March 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm
- April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm
All ages are invited to come join us for an introduction to a love for paper and the art of origami. All supplies are provided at the class on Wednesday, March 8th, from 7pm to 8:30pm on the 4th floor, McCallum Room.
Choose from 6 different book clubs that meet in the Frisco Library on assorted dates and times. From science fiction and fantasy, to mystery writers and readers, to a 50+ year-old reader of classics, you can find your tome home in one of the clubs.
Between free classes, tons of services, and an amazing selection of books, the Frisco Public Library isn’t just a place to take your children and students. Explore the extensive Frisco Library website for more details on any classes or upcoming events and check it all out!