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Fantastic Fiction Book Group set for June meeting

book jacket for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom RiggsDive into the mysteries of fantasy and paranormal with the new Fantastic Ficton Book Group for adults ages 18 and up.

Their was a mix-up last month, but we will finally get together at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 at the Shawnee Public library to discuss the novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

As Jacob explores the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk in the library.

Build your couponing skills with pair of library workshops

Sometimes grocery shopping can stir up some unwanted stress. However, there's a way to alleviate some of those nerves. The popularity of couponing continues to grow as a way to save money while stocking the shelves of the pantry and refrigerator.

The library is giving an opportunity for local shoppers to learn couponing skills from an expert, welcoming Patsy Smith, the “Consumer Queen,” of the website for a pair of programs at the library. Registration is required separately for each program.

Basic Couponing, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 8, looks at techniques for getting started in couponing.

The following week, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, is an Advanced Couponing program. This class goes into a little more detail to help bring consumers from regular shopper to coupon guru. It will include use of store rewards and smartphone apps.

Doc Rogers shares silly stories and magic

book jacket for The Iron Giant in Five Nights by Ted Hughes“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at 10:30 a.m. Friday June 5 at the Shawnee Public Library. No registration required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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Museum of Osteology gives a lesson in forensics

book jacket for Bones Never Lie by Elizabeth macLeodSolve a crime at the program “Superhero Science: Forensics 101,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 with the Museum of Osteology. No registration required.

The Community Room will be turned into a crime lab for teens in 6th - 12th grade to perform a forensic investigation of various skull traumas.

After a basic introduction to skull osteology and lab procedures, you will use a variety of tools from your forensic science kit to evaluate and document key evidence to support your results. Museum quality replicas of human skulls from actual crime scenes will be used in the program.

Go deeper into forensic investigation by taking home some fiction and non-fiction titles available at the library.

Sign up for Summer Reading

superhero girl with blond hair and bue costumeThe Shawnee Public Library invites local children for a super summer of reading in its annual Summer Reading Program.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can begin their heroic reading adventure at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading signup day Monday, June 1.

The event features a chance to sign up for Summer Reading and children to receive a Sonic bag with a reading log, bookmarks, and stickers.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Signups for Summer Reading may be completed in person or online through July 3.