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Need a tutor? Check out Brainfuse database workshop for teens

Students can use the technology resources from the library to lend a helping hand with their homework. One of these resources, the tutoring database Brainfuse, will be highlighted at the Shawnee Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Brainfuse is one of more than 50 databases offered through the library and includes resources for homework assistance from online tutors for kindergarten through 12th grade. This workshop specifically is for teens ages 12 to 17 to learn the basics about using the site and its resources for their needs.

Space in the computer lab is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.

Stories, songs and more in September

kidsThe Shawnee Public Library welcomes young children and their caregivers every day, but especially during some of the dedicated programs and activities that are just for them.

In September, activities include:

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday – Children, ages 3, 4 or 5, can listen to stories, rhymes, songs and take part in other activities in either a morning or afternoon program, or both.

Wiggle to the Music Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 and Sept 17 – It’s a morning of creative movement activities for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5, as music will fill the air of the library’s Story Time Room.

Fabulous Fairy Tale Friday Story Time, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 – This afterschool event is geared to slightly older children, from ages 5 to 11, and each month centers on fairy tales or folk tales from different parts of the world.

Come out with your kids to join us in these magical events! 

Three-day beginning computer series set for beginners

The Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to build their skills at a series of beginning computer classes. Afternoon classes will take place Sept. 15-17 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The schedule includes:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 – 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, Sept. 16 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 – Create a free email account using one of several free services available online.

Classes are designed for adults ages 18 and upRegistration is required separately for each class.

Join the discussion at book groups' monthly meetings

books Attention all bookworms! The Shawnee Public Library welcomes readers to be part of two book discussion groups and their upcoming meetings!

The Fantastic Fiction Book Group has its next discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Ages 18 and up are invited to be part of the discussion, which will focus on a different book in the fantasy, science fiction or paranormal genre each month.

Also, the library’s Book Buzz Brunch Bunch adult book discussion group gets back together again at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Group members are invited to share their thoughts on what they have been reading during the informal book discussion group, which meets the third Friday of each month. Refreshments are served during each meeting.

Registration is not required in advance to attend either of the groups.

Stories, music and more at Shawnee Public Library Story Times

The Shawnee Public Library has two great children's programs beginning in September!

The library hosts Preschool Story Time in two separate sessions, at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., each Tuesday, beginning Sept. 1. The events feature stories, music, rhymes and other activities geared to children from age 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

And it’s all music and movement for the library’s Wiggle to the Music Story Time every other Thursday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 3. Activities for the 45-minute event are geared to ages 2 to 5.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.