Library still open during Streetscape Project

Shawnee Library Road Closed PicThe City of Shawnee is into Phase II of its Downtown Streetscape Project, which has brought about the closure of Main Street directly south of the Shawnee Public Library. While that may cause some changes for getting to the library, there will be no change in the library's schedule or services available.

The library, 101 Philadelphia Ave., will remain open during its full hours while the work is done along Main Street, which began Monday, July 18 and is expected to take about 180 days to complete. During this time, Main Street will be closed between Bell and Oklahoma Avenues.

The main parking lot north of the library will be open throughout the project, as well as the outdoor book drop adjacent to that parking lot. The lot also has multiple parking spaces for people with disabled parking permits.

The parking lot can be accessed from the north of the library, off of Philadelphia or Oklahoma Avenues, or East 9th Street.

Library hours will not be affected during the work.

Teen event combines food, fitness and fun

VegetableFood + Fitness = Fun!

That's the equation of the day at the Shawnee Public Library in a teen cooking activity, starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 in Community Rooms A and B of the library.

Representatives of the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Center will lead participants in a program teaching some essential cooking skills before teens get to practice making some of their newly-learned recipes.

Best of all, the afternoon ends with a chance to taste-test the new creations.

Teens going into grades six through 12 are invited to attend. Registration is required in advance.

Photo Editing class can help photos pop

ComputerKeyboardSummer vacation means great memories, and remembering those times means a lot of photo taking.

And there are ways to make those photo memories even more special with technology. The Shawnee Public Library is ready with ideas for doing that in its class, Expand Your Photo Editing Skills, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Participants ages 18 and up will learn about many free online resources that can enhance a snapshot and make a good photo look great.

The class is offered free of charge. Space is limited though, so registration is required in advance.

Debut Author Spotlight for July


I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

In the flash of an eye. Just an inattentive moment. An energetic young boy. That’s all it takes in this story of a death caused by a hit and run on a rainy afternoon. The protagonist, Jenna Gray, moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast while trying to forget the memory of a car accident as it replays in her memory. What is so surprising is the twist in this tale as the reader moves through the life of this struggling woman as she tries to find some peace. This is a debut novel I would definitely recommend.