Make, Take and Bake an Apple Pie in library events

The Shawnee Public Library is beginning the holiday dessert season a little early with its “Make, Take & Bake an Apple Pie” programs, scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Community Rooms A and B at the library.

Separate sessions of the event will be offered for both teens and adults. The program for adults ages 18 and up takes place at 10 a.m. while a version of the same activity for teens in grades six through 12 is scheduled at 2 p.m.

Participants will put together all the ingredients for a holiday apple pie and then be able to take their prepared pie home to cook or freeze in advance of the upcoming holiday season.

Advance registration is required as supplies are limited.

Get the facts on smoking and vaping

The Shawnee Public Library hosts the informational presentation “Smoking and Vaping: Learn the Facts,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the library.

It’s a look at the common dangers of smoking and vaping and the facts behind doing each. The program will be presented by Holly Gordon, Gateway to Prevention & Recovery Healthy Living Consultant.

This program is being conducted in advance of the Great American Smokeout, an initiative of the American Cancer Society that serves as an intervention point for those who are smokers.

This project is funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Enter a new world inside your library

Visit the Shawnee Public Library to enter a new world through the pages of its books and the many program offerings for all ages.

A big focus at the library is our work with young readers and even children still too young to read but never too young to develop a love of the library and of books.

Program opportunities start right away for the youngest of children with Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the library, then at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shawnee Mall. Geared to ages 2 ½ to 5, it’s a morning of stories, music, rhymes and early literacy activities.

On Thursdays, our Baby Lapsit story time “Buzzing Bumblebees,” at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 14 and Read and Relax for Infants, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 21) give families with babies a chance to introduce their child to the library and a love of books.

Science Monday starts the month the first Monday of the month (next on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2) with students in kindergarten through 2nd grades learning more about science through hands-on projects.

And a featured event in November is our Stuffed Animal Story Time, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. This event actually starts the day before, when children can bring a stuffed animal from 4 to 5 p.m. to leave at the library for a Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Come back the next morning for Story Time and see pictures of all the fun your animals had while they were at the library overnight.

Library card holders of all ages get access not just to what’s available inside the walls of the library, but also the more than 700,000 books and downloadable items available through the Pioneer Library System’s extensive collection.

Find out about everything going on this month in Shawnee through the online calendar or pick up a copy of our physical calendar inside the library.