November brings a busy slate of activities for kids

Boy readingThursday mornings are an extra great time to bring young children to the Shawnee Public Library for age-appropriate activities.

Beginning at 10 a.m. each week the library is open during the month, the library will present the following activities on these dates:

Nov. 2Wiggle to the Music Story Time, with music, movement and books for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers;

Nov. 9Stress Relief Story Time, presented in partnership with the Pottawatomie County Health Department, showing the benefits of massage in children up to age 5;

Nov. 16Wiggle to the Music Story Time, with music, movement and books for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers;

Nov. 30Time for Tots, for children age 30 months and younger, featuring play time, stories, songs and more.

And, don’t forget about Story Time, offered at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the library, as well as at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, Nov. 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 at Shawnee Mall, 4901 N. Kickapoo St.

Get tips for safer shopping online

Tablet and phoneThe Internet has changed so much in the world, including the way many people shop for the holiday season.

But there are ways to enhance that shopping process, and the Shawnee Public Library has some of those answers in its program “Internet Shopping Tips,” scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Computer Training Center.

Get a look at places to shop online and ideas for being safe while doing so from several examples of websites and safe practices.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up. Space is limited so registration is required in advance to attend.

Do It Yourself with chalkboard craft

ChalkboardThe Shawnee Public Library is giving teens an afternoon of “Do It Yourself” activity with its program DIY An Awesome Chalkboard, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in Room A.

This event is for students in grades 6 through 12, and participants will be recycling old frames and turning into chalkboards that they can take home as a decoration or give as a gift in the upcoming holiday season.

Registration for the event is not required but is encouraged, since supplies will be limited in amount.

Come to the library and leave with a “Soup-er” gift

Cooking toolsThe Shawnee Public Library has holiday gift-givers in mind with a tasty idea in its program “Soup-er Gifts!” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Rooms A and B.

Participants will be making soup mixes in decorative Mason jars. Each person will make two complete soup mixes that they then can keep for themselves or give as a holiday gift.

Ages 18 and up may participate. Registration is required in advance so there are enough supplies for everyone.