"Rook and Roll" series introducing chess

Chess byElvertBarnesThe Shawnee Public Library continues its series "Rook and Roll" Chess, with sessions from 10 a.m. to noon twice in November on Saturdays, Nov. 5 and 19, in Community Room A.

Members of the Shawnee Chess Club will be at the library to teach basics of the game, with information that will be helpful to any level of player from beginner to advanced.

All ages are invited, although parent or guardian must accompany any children under age 12, per library policy.

This will be a continuing series on the first and third Saturdays of the month through December. Registration is not required in advance to attend.


Express your creativity at monthly bilingual event

GrowingLikeAReadThe Shawnee Public Library starts the day with a morning of art, play and bilingual stories at its program ¡Viva GLART, Grow a Learner through Art! at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Activities are geared to children ages 5 and under and their caregivers and provide a bilingual setting for learning through art play.

The ¡Viva GLART! series 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 in advance.

Stories and more offered twice a day on Tuesdays

Stuffed-Bear-by DWilliamsStories, stories and more stories. That's what the Shawnee Public Library has for some of its youngest visitors and their families on Tuesdays.

Preschool Story Time takes place at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on each Tuesday in November, on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Each program includes not just stories, but also rhymes, songs, story boards and more.

Registration is not required to attend any of the events, which are geared to children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Super-powered program coming to the mall

PLSLogoGrayThe Shawnee Public Library welcomes representatives from Science Museum Oklahoma for an afternoon to Unearth the Powers of Superheroes, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in an outside-the-library event at Shawnee Mall, 4901 N. Kickapoo St.

All ages are invited to learn the science behind the activities and actions of many of the most popular superheroes from comics, movies and books.

Registration is not required in advance.

Discussion series goes inside the Oklahoma Experience

Stackofbooks byjill111The Shawnee Public Library is part of the "Let's Talk About it Oklahoma" discussion series, with four programs planned this fall.

The theme for library discussions is "The Oklahoma Experience: from Wilderness to Metropolis." The first book in the series will be A Tour on the Prairies by Washington Irving, with a discussion set for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Community Rooms A and B.

Future titles in the series are:

Oct. 31Sand in My Eyes by Seigniora Laune;

Nov. 14Catalogue by George Milburn;

Nov. 28Briarpatch by Ross Thomas.

"Let's Talk About it, Oklahoma" is a presentation of Oklahoma Humanities, which provides collections of books on a variety of themes for libraries throughout the state and is for ages 18 and up.

Copies of each book in the series may be checked out from the library prior to the discussions. Otherwise, registration is not required in advance.