Summer Reading going on the road

SRP logoThe Shawnee and Tecumseh Public Libraries are taking their Summer Reading Program show on the road during June for programming in multiple local communities.

Summer Reading activities are scheduled in Maud, Asher and Macomb, and activities are scheduled on the following dates, beginning the week of June 4:

Maud – Mondays at 11 a.m., with events taking place at the Maud Community Center, 306 W. Main St.

Asher – Wednesdays at 10 a.m., with events taking place in the Fellowship Hall of Asher First Baptist Church, 109 Main St.

Macomb – Wednesdays at 11 a.m., with activities at the Macomb Public Schools, 36591 OK-59B in Macomb.

Activities are geared to children up to age 11, and no advance registration is required to participate in any of the events.

Teens invited to summer Job Skills series

WritingFind that perfect job and make plans for a big future with the help of the Shawnee Public Library and its upcoming four-week Job Skills series “Learn to Earn,” presented at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at the library.

The series is for ages 16 to 24 and will focus on topics including writing an effective resume, skills for successful job interviews and how to succeed at landing a job.

Members of the local business community will provide insider insights and lead discussion of what helps applicants stand out in the crowd of job seekers. During each session, class participants will take part in several interesting activities and gain insight into their unique talents and abilities. 

Sponsoring partners will provide lunch for participants at the conclusion of each class, and the entire series will conclude with a celebration the evening of Thursday, June 28.

The program is sponsored by the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Oklahoma Youth Services and the Shawnee Public Library.

Registration is required in advance to participate, and the class size will be limited to 20.

Make unique music at SMO presentation

Musical notesMake music in a new way with the help of the Shawnee Public Library and Science Museum Oklahoma, in the museum’s presentation “Science Recital,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the library.

The event looks into how the frequency of vibrations make different sounds in music, and will look at a variety of musical instruments and even give participants a chance to make their own instrument.

Teens in 6th through 12th grades may attend. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to participate.

SMO will be in local libraries with presentations for multiple age groups this summer. Check at any library or online for dates and times of SMO activities.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Learning, fun mix in "Sounds of Science"

SRP logoOnce again, the scientific sounds and fascinating facts of Science Museum Oklahoma will come to the library for the Summer Reading Program.

SMO presents the program “Sounds of Science,” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Shawnee Public Library.

The program will be a high-energy, fast-paced demonstration showing the roles that sound and music play in many aspects of daily life. There will be multiple experiments presented during a variety of activities.

The program is geared to ages 11 and under and their caregivers. Registration is not required to attend.

The Science Museum also will be in hometown libraries for activities for teens as well as adults this summer. Check the library calendar or at the library for dates and times of those activities.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Tweens have a mystery to solve at Dinner Party

Magnifying glassThe Shawnee Public Library is hosting an evening of intrigue and mystery in its Tween Mystery Dinner Party, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the library.

This event is for tweens entering 5th through 8th grades. They’ll enjoy dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. with the mystery game and detective work needed to solve the mystery starting at 6 p.m.

Registration is not required in advance to attend the activity, which is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program.