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Super science taking over the library

“One of the things we pride ourselves in is being able to find the science in anything, regardless of what the topic or the theme is,” said Eileen Castle, Outreach Coordinator for the Oklahoma Museum Network and Science Museum Oklahoma.

The Shawnee Public Library happily welcomes the Oklahoma Museum Network for the teen program “Superheroes Are Awesome!” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Registration is not required to attend.

Teens in 6th - 12th grade, grab your cape and join us to explore the science behind some of your favorite superheroes. Learn how Nightcrawler can climb walls, Firestorm creates heat, and Thing is so strong. You may even discover your own super powers in the hands-on experiments.

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Fabulous Fiction Finds for July

These three new books will start your July with a popping good time. All are exciting and a little out of the ordinary. Just the right fit for our summer reading program.

Adult Fiction

Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

This is a strange, but addicting debut novel. Circa New York, 1895, Parry brings together three seemingly disconnected stories of three people who are members of the poor, the unwanted group of civilization. As the story unravels, the reader is presented a world in which a newborn baby is abandoned in the privies behind the tenement houses, two sisters who were raised in the world of a Coney Island sideshow, and a young woman who awakens to find herself in a lunatic asylum. They cross paths in a beautiful tale of secrets and love.

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