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Come to the library for stories and a new series for infants

Dad readingThe Tecumseh Public Library invites families with young children to its weekly Thursday morning activities, as well as a new event for infants, during September.

Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, is a bilingual event combining play, art and literacy. It is geared to children up to age 5 and their caregivers.

Toddler Story Time, at 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28, is a morning of stories and activities for preschool age children and their caregivers.

And the library will debut a new five-week series in September. Infant Massage, for babies up to age 1 and their caregivers, will take place at 10:30 a.m. on five consecutive Tuesdays, from Sept. 26 through Oct. 24.

Carrie Smith, RN, of the Pottawatomie County Health Department, will lead the sessions, providing parents with information and practice on the benefits of massage for their babies. Participants should bring their child, a medium-sized blanket that can be rolled and their baby’s diaper bag.

Registration is required for the events separately.

Series of free Tai Chi classes resumes in September

Tai ChiThe Tecumseh Public Library will host a series of exercise classes, “Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance,” with the first program set for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18. After a week off, future programs will run at 6 p.m. Mondays from Oct. 2 through Dec. 11.

Participants will learn some of the basic movements of Tai Chi as a way to reduce stress while increasing balance and flexibility. The program is for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting.

The classes are for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workouts.