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Transform a wooden pallet into a Christmas tree

textureProduce a Christmas creation at the Tecumseh Public Library and its Wooden Pallet Christmas Tree craft event, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

The program is for adults ages 18 and up, who will start their project with a wooden pallet and learn the steps to repurposing the pallet and other supplies into a Christmas tree for their front porch or yard.

Supplies are provided by the library. Registration is required to attend.

Hear the Christmas Spider’s story

tinselThe Legend of the Christmas Spider is coming to the Tecumseh Public Library, in a special story time at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Children ages 5 to 11 will hear the Christmas Spider’s tale of tinsel, spider webs and more, and also make a Christmas Spider of their own to take home.

Supplies for the craft project are provided, and registration is required to attend.

Take time for stories at the library

toddlerThe Tecumseh Public Library has a few more chances before the end of 2015 for story time for children at its Toddler Story Time for young children at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Dec. 3 and 10

Each program is geared to toddlers up to age 3 and their caregivers and includes an hour of stories, fingerplays, songs, playtime and more. Caregivers also will learn literacy tips they can take home to help their youngster get ready to read!

For children slightly older, the library’s Homeschool Elementary Story Time: Soil Painting is for ages 6 to 11 and will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Learn soil painting with Karla Beatty from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.


Library to present A County Christmas Gala

snowThe Tecumseh Public Library is going country for its annual celebration of the holidays, as it hosts A County Christmas Gala, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The day will feature a variety of Christmastime favorites, including themed games, refreshments, face painting, and holiday entertainment. Rep. Josh Cockroft will read the classic “The Night Before Christmas,” and music will be provided by the Cross Timber Honor Choir and Sharon Baptist Church Children’s Choir.

Also, the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce will provide hot chocolate and personalized Christmas ornaments, and the Tecumseh 4-H Club will bring some of its furry friends as part of a special petting zoo.

And it wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa Claus, who will stop by for a visit. All children up to age 12 can get a free photo taken with Santa during the event! Isn't that awesome?

The Gala is sponsored by the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Tecumseh Library. Registration is not required in advance to attend. Don't miss out!

Teens are getting creative at Wednesday library offerings

teenThe Tecumseh Public Library invites local teens to the library on Wednesdays in December for several opportunities to show their creativity.

Upcoming programs for ages 12 to 17 are:

Christmas Ornament Crafts, Dec. 2, 4 to 5 p.m. – participants will use glitter, vinyl and other decorations to make a unique ornament for the holidays. Registration is required.

Clothespin Frames, Dec. 9, 4 to 5 p.m. – teens will put clothespins together in a pattern to make a decorative photo frame, perfect for selfies or photos of best friends. Registration is required.

Teen Gaming, Dec. 16, 4 to 6 p.m. – it’s all about games of all kids, be it board games or the electronic type. Registration is not required. 

The programs are part of the library’s continuing series of Wednesday afterschool events for teens.