We're showing our appreciation with a Holiday Reception

Christmas-ornament byjill111The Shawnee Public Library is showing thanks to those who support their library at a Holiday Appreciation Reception, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in Community Rooms A and B of the library.

The event will be a chance to celebrate the holiday season and thank all the people who make the library great through their support of the programs and services offered.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

Bilingual event matches stories and play

GLARSpanishLogoThe Shawnee Public Library continues its monthly series of bilingual story times and activities with the next edition of Family Play Time/La Hora de jugar en familia, at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play.

The program is part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required to attend.

Ease your holiday stress with ideas from workshop

CalendarPlanner-by-bphotoartThe holiday season can be filled with joy and family time, but also stress from the many activities and demands placed on people's time.

The Shawnee Public Library seeks to help those feeling the pinch of holiday stress at its upcoming program Have a Healthy Holiday: Taking a Timeout, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Conference Room.

The class gives ideas for reducing stress during the holiday season. It will cover a wide range, from the important of enough exercise to simple meditation to overeating at holiday parties.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance.

Mix up a tasty holiday creation at workshop

Ingredients bychotdaThe Shawnee Public Library says "Let's Mix It Up!" as it presents a holiday cooking class, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Community Rooms A and B.

Participants will choose from four different combinations of ingredients that they'll make into a packaged mix to turn into a dip for holiday entertaining or gift giving. All supplies will be provided by the library.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Sharpen your computing skills at three-day series

LibraryComputer jarmolukThe Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to improve their skills at a series of free beginning computer classes Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 6-8, in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The schedule includes:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 – For new computer users, a look at basic terms and functions, including a lesson using a mouse.

Introduction to the Internet, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 – Create a free email account using one of several free services available online.

Registration is required separately for each class and may be completed at the library.