“Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma” series continues

BarnDid you enjoy the Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma book discussion or do you want to join? Come on over to the Tecumseh Public Library as it continues its series of book discussions throughout February and March with four more scholar and author-led discussions of novels!

The series is an annual presentation of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, with discussions taking place at libraries throughout the state.

Upcoming events, dates and titles are:

Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.Fire in Beulah, with author Rilla Askew leading the discussion of her novel;

March 3, 6:30 p.m.Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, with scholar Carol Humphrey leading the discussion of the novel by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz;

March 17, 6:30 p.m.Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe, with discussion led by scholar Ken Hada;

March 31, 6:30 p.m.The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts, with scholar Bill Hagen coordinating the discussion.

The programs are for ages 18 and up and is part of the OHC’s continuing series of book discussions in communities throughout Oklahoma. Registration is not required for any of the programs. 

Use our help to dream big on redesigning plans

living room Have you ever been interested in interior design and decorating your home? The Tecumseh Public Library gives would-be interior designers a tool to carry out some of their ideas in its upcoming program, Re-design Your Living Room, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

Participants are asked to bring a photo of their living room that they will incorporate into a decorating app on an electronic tablet. They’ll then be able to learn the app’s tools for making three-dimensional design changes!

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend. Use your creative mind and decorate the living room of your dreams! 


Produce a unique heart quilt at two-night workshop

quiltDo you think that quilts are beautiful and want to make one yourself? The Tecumseh Public Library welcomes quilt enthusiasts, or those without much sewing experience at all to its Heart Quilt workshop, a two-night event at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Participants will be making a small heart-shaped quilt suitable for hanging on a wall. How awesome does that sound? All supplies will be provided for the program, which will take two nights to complete.

The activity will utilize the sewing machine set that makes up one of the library’s new STEAM Power Maker Kits, available for library programs that center on science, technology, crafting and more.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required. Register soon because you do not want to miss out on making a quilt! 

If you'd like to check out more ideas for quilts, we have materials for you in our catalog!

Wednesday is teen day with afterschool activities

teensAre you intersted in baking a cake out of a mug or playing video games? How about engraving art onto metal? If you are, the library is hosting three different events where you can do all of them! The Tecumseh Public Library is a center for activity for teens with its series of afterschool programs, taking place at 4 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays in February, on Feb. 10, 17 and 24.

Feb. 10 - Teens will learn the skills to make Cake in a Mug with library staff showing off the recipe and items needed to make a single-serve cake in a coffee mug. Supplies are provided and registration is required to attend.

Feb. 17 - Gaming, a day of a variety of electronic and board games will be available for an afternoon of relaxing after a long day of school. Registration is not required to attend this week’s event.

Feb. 24 - The library’s new Metal Engraving kit takes center stage, as teens can learn some basics of metal engraving as a new way to create art. Supplies are provided but limited in amount, so registration is required to attend.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to the programs.

Find a story time just right for your youngster

readLooking for some fun programs to take your children to this month? Come on over to the Tecumseh Public Library where there will be several events being held, just for kids! smiley

Toddler Story Time is scheduled at 11 a.m. each Thursday in the month, on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. This program is perfect for toddlers up to age 3 and their caregivers, including an hour of stories, fingerplays, songs, playtime and more. Don't worry parents, there is also something for you! Caregivers will learn literacy tips they can take home to help their youngster get ready to read.

Registration is not required to attend any of the Toddler Story Time programs.

For children slightly older, the library’s Homeschool Elementary Story Time is for ages 6 to 11 and will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 11 and 25. Registration is required for both of the Homeschool Elementary Story Times.