Afterschool teen events slated on Wednesdays

iPadThe Tecumseh Public Library invites local teens to the library for Wednesday afternoons afterschool events beginning at 4 p.m.

This month’s programs are:

Nov. 1 - Minecraft, an afternoon of challenges, books and a craft based on the popular game;

Nov. 8Christmas Signs, with participants using chalkboard and paint to make a sign to count down to the holidays;

Nov. 15Stop Motion Movie Making, use technology to make a short film using Stop Motion Animation;

Nov. 29 - Gaming, a day of video and board game favorites;

Registration is required in advance for the programs, which are for ages 12 to 17.

Bring your youngster to Preschool Story Time

Kids in tunnelThursday morning means time for stories and a lot more for preschoolers at the Tecumseh Public Library.

The library’s Preschool Story Time series continues in November with activities on the Thursdays the library is open – Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30.

The Nov. 2 event is the monthly bilingual presentation Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, and the final three story times bring songs, finger plays, rhymes and stories along with early literacy tips to get children ready to read.

Registration is not required for any of the activities.

Celebrate with our Old-Fashioned Christmas Gala

Kid in hatThe Tecumseh Public Library celebrates the holiday season with its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Gala, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and sponsored by the Friends of the Tecumseh Library.

The day will include crafts, games, cookies, hot chocolate, a variety of entertainment and a visit from Santa to take pictures with children. Rep. Josh Cockroft will read “The Night Before Christmas” and music will be provided by the Oklahoma Baptist University Jazz Orchestra and sponsored by Tecumseh Together.

Also, the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce will provide hot cocoa and a free Christmas ornament for attendees.

Activities are primarily geared to ages 12 and up, but family members of all ages are welcome to attend.