Express your creativity at monthly bilingual event

GrowingLikeAReadThe Shawnee Public Library starts the day with a morning of art, play and bilingual stories at its program ¡Viva GLART, Grow a Learner through Art! at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Activities are geared to children ages 5 and under and their caregivers and provide a bilingual setting for learning through art play.

The ¡Viva GLART! series is part of the Pioneer Library System's Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Registration is not required in advance.

Stories and more offered twice a day on Tuesdays

Stuffed-Bear-by DWilliamsStories, stories and more stories. That's what the Shawnee Public Library has for some of its youngest visitors and their families on Tuesdays.

Preschool Story Time takes place at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on each Tuesday in November, on Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Each program includes not just stories, but also rhymes, songs, story boards and more.

Registration is not required to attend any of the events, which are geared to children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

Super-powered program coming to the mall

PLSLogoGrayThe Shawnee Public Library welcomes representatives from Science Museum Oklahoma for an afternoon to Unearth the Powers of Superheroes, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in an outside-the-library event at Shawnee Mall, 4901 N. Kickapoo St.

All ages are invited to learn the science behind the activities and actions of many of the most popular superheroes from comics, movies and books.

Registration is not required in advance.

Discussion series goes inside the Oklahoma Experience

Stackofbooks byjill111The Shawnee Public Library is part of the "Let's Talk About it Oklahoma" discussion series, with four programs planned this fall.

The theme for library discussions is "The Oklahoma Experience: from Wilderness to Metropolis." The first book in the series will be A Tour on the Prairies by Washington Irving, with a discussion set for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in Community Rooms A and B.

Future titles in the series are:

Oct. 31Sand in My Eyes by Seigniora Laune;

Nov. 14Catalogue by George Milburn;

Nov. 28Briarpatch by Ross Thomas.

"Let's Talk About it, Oklahoma" is a presentation of Oklahoma Humanities, which provides collections of books on a variety of themes for libraries throughout the state and is for ages 18 and up.

Copies of each book in the series may be checked out from the library prior to the discussions. Otherwise, registration is not required in advance.

Story Time coming to Shawnee Mall on Mondays

Family ReadingThe Shawnee Public Library is partnering with Shawnee Mall this fall for a series of Monday morning story times. Story Time at the Mall is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. each Monday, beginning Sept. 12  through Nov. 28 in the Center Court of the mall next to JCPenney.

The programs are designed for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, but children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to attend. Activities will include books, board stories, fingerplays, rhymes and more.

And it's a chance to learn more about the programs and services offered by the Shawnee Public Library for families with young children, including our weekly Tuesday story times.

Registration is not required to attend.