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Smith Library in Wylie has many programs and challenges planned for 2020.

Wylie’s Smith Library has intriguing programs planned for January, along with some adult reading challenges for the winter months ahead.

Fans of anime, manga, and Asian pop culture won’t want to miss the Anime MeetUp at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6. This group is for 17 and older, and it meets bimonthly on first Mondays.

At noon on Friday, Jan. 10, it’s Booked on Fridays, a book club for 18 and up. Bring your lunch and join in the conversation and fun. Additional copies of the featured book are available for checkout at the Help Desk or on Overdrive; however, January is a free read when participants will share and discuss what they read over the holidays. 

Goal Setting with Vision Boards will be presented at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Learn what vision boards are and why they’re important in setting goals, and then make your own with Carrie Lindsey, blogger at, planning/organizing products entrepreneur, and author of “Make Anything Happen.” Register on the library’s website, 

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, it’s Genealogy Club for 18 and up. Share and learn tips, tricks, and advice with fellow genealogists and family historians. This group meets bimonthly on the third Thursday. 

Two reading challenges are currently underway for adults 18 and up. For the Read More Challenge, read a book in each of 20 categories. Check with the library’s website or at the Help Desk. Books read in 2019 could count toward prizes The last day to return logs for 2019 is Tuesday, Dec. 31, and logs for 2020 are available now. 

The Winter Reading Challenge runs through Saturday, March 14. The first day to return logs is Monday, Jan. 20, and first log prize is a Smith Public Library coaster. The grand prize is a comfy reading kit with mug, mug warmer, and blanket.

All Smith Library programs are free. The library is part of the Wylie Municipal Complex, 300 Country Club Rd., Bldg. 300. For additional information on any of these programs, visit or call 972-516-6250. 


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