It's a Holiday Movie Matinee

TheaterCurtainsThe Shawnee Public Library brings the atmosphere of the big screen inside the library at its Holiday Matinee Movie, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, inside the library.

Guests of all ages can watch the movie Beethoven Christmas Adventure while also enjoying free popcorn and movie theatre-type concession treats.

Registration is not required to attend.

We're showing our appreciation with a Holiday Reception

Christmas-ornament byjill111The Shawnee Public Library is showing thanks to those who support their library at a Holiday Appreciation Reception, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in Community Rooms A and B of the library.

The event will be a chance to celebrate the holiday season and thank all the people who make the library great through their support of the programs and services offered.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration is not required in advance.

Bilingual event matches stories and play

GLARSpanishLogoThe Shawnee Public Library continues its monthly series of bilingual story times and activities with the next edition of Family Play Time/La Hora de jugar en familia, at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Activities are for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play.

The program 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 to attend.

"Rook and Roll" series introduces chess

Chess byElvertBarnesThe Shawnee Public Library continues its series "Rook and Roll" Chess, with sessions from 10 a.m. to noon twice in December on Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 17, 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.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

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.