Bring your kids for weekly activities at the library

Family readsThe Shawnee Public Library gives families with children multiple opportunities to experience the library through its variety of story times and activities in October.

Story Time is scheduled twice each Tuesday during the week, at 10 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Best for ages 2 ½ to 5, Story Time features stories, rhymes, music and much more.

On Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Story Time shifts to the other side of town at Shawnee Mall, with a similar set of activities best for ages 2 ½ to 5.

Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. bring more for youngsters, featuring the following dates and times:

Oct. 5Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Oct. 12Stress Relief Story Time: Two certified infant massage instructors will be part of a special story time geared to children ages 5 and under;

Oct. 19Wiggle to the Music Story Time: Music, movement and books highlight this event geared to ages 2 to 5;

Oct. 26Time for Tots: It’s a morning of songs, rhymes and books, geared to children age 30 months and younger.

Registration is not required for any of the programs.

Boost your skills with a library computer class

KeyboardThe Shawnee Public Library is talking and teaching technology through a variety of upcoming computer classes offered by the library.

These classes are for ages 18 and up and take place in the Computer Training Center of the library. Space is limited so advance registration is required.

The schedule for October features:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 – For new computer users, a look at basic terms and functions, including a lesson using a mouse.

Introduction to the Internet, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 – Create a free email account using one of several free services available online.

PowerPoint for Beginners, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 – Learn how to use the popular slideshow program for creating dynamic and informative presentations.

Superheroes are taking over the mall in library event

SuperheroesThe Shawnee Public Library and Science Museum Oklahoma are joining forces to help people get their Superhero Powers Revealed in an event from 1:45 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Shawnee Mall.

Representatives from the Science Museum will take participants through a program that combines superhero talents with real science. All ages are invited to attend.

This event is co-sponsored by Shawnee Mall and the Shawnee Public Library and precedes the mall’s annual Haunt the Mall event Saturday evening.

Registration is not required in advance to participate.

Library to open at 11 a.m. Oct. 27

Open signThe Shawnee Public Library will open two hours late, at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, so employees can participate in a staff training earlier in the morning.

All libraries in Pottawatomie County will open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27 but then will be open for the remainder of their regular hours that day.