Posted on: September 27, 2017

Genealogy Lock-In


In celebration of October as Family History Month, the McKinney Public Library System will join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) for a collaborative event on Oct. 20. The GNT is a state-wide initiative to connect libraries and provide educational and ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Adult Spelling Bee

Adult Spelling Bee


  • October 25, 2017
  • 6:30 p.m/: Contestant Check-In
  • 7 9 p.m.: The Spelling Bee
  • Printable flyer


  • Tupps Brewery
  • 721 Anderson St, McKinney, TX 75069
  • Parking: Right side of the street right across from brewery next to open field.


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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Read Across McKinney 2017

The Book That Matters Most

Read across McKinney (RAM) is a one book/one community program designed to cultivate a culture of reading and discussion by bringing our growing community together around one great book.  The idea behind RAM is to have all residents read the same...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Super Happy Japanese Fun Hour at JJGL

Japanese Fun Hour

Join students and teachers from Austin College’s East Asian Studies Program for fun educational activities, including:

  • Origami
  • Chopsticks
  • Traditional games
  • Language and culture

Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.

John & Judy Gay Library

6861 Eldorado Pkwy,


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Posted on: October 15, 2017

Sunday Novel Write-In at JJGL

National Novel Writing Month

The John & Judy Gay Library will host a space for writers who want to work on their National Novel Writing Month goal of producing a novel of at least 50,000 words in November.

The session will take place on Sunday, November 5, from 2-4:30 p.m. in the ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Cinema Club Fall 2017

Fright Night

Wednesdays • 6:30 P.M. • John & Judy Gay Library

Resident film buffs, John and Trevor, are showing some of their favorite 80’s movies throughout the fall:

Fright Night - Oct. 18

The Naked Gun - Nov. 1

Gremlins - Dec. 6

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Volunteer through

Create an account to find volunteer opportunities at the library as well as throughout the city.


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Posted on: June 18, 2017



The Library is expanding its cloudLibrary collection, and patrons will now have access to over 28,000 eBooks and nearly 3,000 eAudiobooks. Reading or listening on the go has never been easier. Our expanded collection includes new and popular titles for ad...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

RBdigital eAudiobooks & eMagazines


RBdigital offers access to exclusive Recorded Books eAudiobooks, as well as content from all major publishers, in a user-friendly interface.  Find titles by series, author, publisher, narrator, genre, or keyword, and place holds and create wish l...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Texas Driver’s License Tests

Texas Driver’s License Practice Tests

Free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests, specifically based on Texas DMV materials. The site includes accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, an...

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Posted on: April 9, 2017

Atomic Training

Atomic Training

Atomic Training is a free video-based software training resource available on our Research Center page and accessible from home or office, as well as at both library locations.

  • Create an account using your library card number and learn at your own pace, wh...
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Posted on: February 16, 2017

NextReads Newsletters for All Interests

NextReads Newsletters

Sign up for one or more of our NextReads newsletters of new titles, prepared by subject and annotated by librarians. Mystery, Nature and Science, New Fiction, Business and Personal Finance, Picture Books, Genealogy, Graphic Novels, and Historical Fiction ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

Comics Plus

Comics Plus Downloadable Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics Plus: Library Edition brings over 16,000 free digital graphic novels and comics to any Web-connected device.

The collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in comics, including IDW and Dark Horse, in every genre: ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

OnePlay Video Games

OnePlay Downloadable Video Games

OnePlay offer free video games, with unlimited access to over one thousand games, including extremely popular content and covering a wide range of genres.

All games are checked out on the PC App or Android App (not on the website itself).

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