Shawnee Public Library will be closed Tuesday, April 25th through Thursday, April 27th, for maintenance work. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Friday, April 28th.
The Blanchard Public Library welcomes local teens to learn how Yoga and Smoothies go together in an afterschool event beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
Representatives of the McClain County OSU Extension Service will visit for a two-part program, First, participants will learn several basic yoga poses and then get the recipe and make their own healthy smoothies to build their strength after the yoga.
Ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate. Registration is not required in advance.
Blanchard Public Library takes a look into healthy living, specifically for those affected by diabetes, with a six week Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP), beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, and running through May 18. The classes are offered free of charge and all take place at the library.
Representatives from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will lead the classes, which will include training on various tools to help those with diabetes manage their blood sugar.
It also will look at topics like eating, exercise, stress management and medication management to help prevent or delay complications that come from uncontrolled blood sugar.
The classes are for ages 18 and up. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.
The Blanchard Public Library continues its Brown Bag and Blankets series at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays during April, on April 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Crochet and knitting enthusiasts are invited to come and crochet blankets that will be given to the VA hospital or a local NICU unit. All skill levels are invited to attend, and participants are asked to bring a needle and hook as well as yarn.
Participants also should bring their own lunch to the event.
Ages 18 and up may participate, and registration is not required in advance.