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Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28th, to complete parking lot resurfacing. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Monday, August 29th.

Craft a lip scrub in workshop

AdultWorkgroupThe Tecumseh Public Library presents an adult Lip Scrub Workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the library.

This program is for ages 18 and up, and participants will learn about the benefits of exfoliating lip scrubs before making their own brown sugar lip scrub.

Space and supplies are limited, so registration must be completed in advance.

Thursday mornings mean Story Time

DadReading byspamilyThe Tecumseh Public Library welcomes its youngest visitors for its weekly Toddler Story Time series, set for 11 a.m. on Thursday mornings throughout September.

The first week, families and their children up to age 5 are invited to the bilingual story event Family Play Time/La hora de jugar en familia on Sept. 1, with Florencia Briglie leading activities where children use their brains through simple play.

On Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Toddler Story Time features stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and more, with caregivers having a chance to learn early literacy tips to get their children ready to read.

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.

Wednesday is teen time

TeensFunAs a new school year approaches, the Tecumseh Public Library has options for local students on Wednesday afternoons. Ages 12 to 17 are invited to participate in the events, which each begin at 4 p.m.

The schedule for August teen events includes:

Aug. 10 – Minecraft, an afternoon of challenges, books and a craft based on the popular game;

Aug. 17 – Book Bags, a craft program to make a book bag just in time for the start of school;

Aug. 24 – Gaming, for ages 10 and up to relax after an afternoon of school;

Aug. 31 – MaKey MaKeys, a unique way to turn ordinary objects into music makers.

Registration is required in advance separately for each program, except for the Aug. 24 Gaming event.