Maker Mobile hits the road for Shawnee Mall

PLSMakerMobileStageThe Pioneer Library System's Maker Mobile is on the road again, for a stop from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Shawnee Mall.

The Maker Mobile is a mobile maker space, featuring many science and technology education items, including a three-dimensional printer and scanner, CNC milling machine, laser cutter and laptops, as well as Wi-Fi access and an informational touchscreen television that will allow customers to learn about the library's downloadable collection through OverDrive and many other online features.

It will be available for guests of all ages to tour and see its many features. 

Registration is not required in advance.

Library still open during Streetscape Project

Shawnee Library Road Closed PicThe City of Shawnee is into Phase II of its Downtown Streetscape Project, which has brought about the closure of Main Street directly south of the Shawnee Public Library. While that may cause some changes for getting to the library, there will be no change in the library's schedule or services available.

The library, 101 Philadelphia Ave., will remain open during its full hours while the work is done along Main Street, which began Monday, July 18 and is expected to take about 180 days to complete. During this time, Main Street will be closed between Bell and Oklahoma Avenues.

The main parking lot north of the library will be open throughout the project, as well as the outdoor book drop adjacent to that parking lot. The lot also has multiple parking spaces for people with disabled parking permits.

The parking lot can be accessed from the north of the library, off of Philadelphia or Oklahoma Avenues, or East 9th Street.

Library hours will not be affected during the work.

Debut Author Spotlight for July


I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

In the flash of an eye. Just an inattentive moment. An energetic young boy. That’s all it takes in this story of a death caused by a hit and run on a rainy afternoon. The protagonist, Jenna Gray, moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast while trying to forget the memory of a car accident as it replays in her memory. What is so surprising is the twist in this tale as the reader moves through the life of this struggling woman as she tries to find some peace. This is a debut novel I would definitely recommend.