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Get prepared for the ACT with library workshop

book jacket for ACT Strategies for Super Busy StudentsGet a step ahead in planning for the ACT test this spring with Shawnee Public Library and a pair of test preparation workshops covering the Learning Express Library database.

Classes take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, with a second class at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, each in the Computer Training Center of the library.Space is limited so registration is required in advance. register online, at the library, or by calling 275-6353.

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Travel to a land of fantasy with book discussion for The Big Read

The Shawnee Public Library invites readers into a world of fantasy and fiction with The Big Read, and a discussion of this year’s selected novel, “A Wizard of Earthsea,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Conference Room of the library. The discussion is for ages 18 and up, and is part of a discussion group that meets monthly on the first Friday of the month.

The novel, by author Ursula K. Le Guin, is considered one of the classics of the fantasy genre. Published in 1968, it tells the tale of a young mage, named Sparrowhawk, and his time at a school of wizardry. During a spell recalling the dead - he unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world. 

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Get a start in social networking

Have you ever thought “What is Social Networking?” The library is here to answer that important question at an upcoming free workshop, set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Space is limited so registration is required to attend, which can be taken care of over the phone, in person, or online.

It’s a chance to get hip and learn an introduction about popular sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and even more. The class is for ages 18 and up. 

Disappear into the "Fog of Earthsea" at art workshop

The Big Read logoThe Shawnee Public Library continues its series of fantasy art workshops with “Fog of Earthsea,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the library.

The workshop is for ages 12 and up, who will use tissue paper and art media to create a simulated “atmosphere” like what might be seen in the novel.

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Preschoolers invited back twice on Tuesdays for story time

family at story timeThe Shawnee Public Library invites some of its youngest fans to its weekly Preschool Story Time programs, taking place at both 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each Tuesday the library is open, from Feb. 24 through April 28.

Activities are for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers and will include books, rhymes, music, story boards and more.

Registration is not required to attend. For more information, visit the library or call 275-6353. 

February Fabulous Fiction

Cupid may be flying about looking for some inattentive single human ready for romance, but anyone can come into the library and see what books can set your heart on fire.  The Fabulous Fiction Finds corner is featuring books with “love” in the title this month.   So come in and look for a book that can touch your heart.