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book jacket for A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula leGuin

“The island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

The Shawnee Public Library invites readers to enjoy the tale of a young mage and his adventures at wizardry school in this year’s The Big Read novel.

The 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9th discussion will be led by University of Oklahoma professor and award-winning author, Mel Odom. Registration is required, and reshments will be served.

The Big Read is funded by grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Norman Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Prepare for AP Exams

book jacket for 5 Steps to a 5Get ready for Advanced Placement (AP) exams to earn college credit with the Shawnee Public Library's workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7Space is limited so registration is required.

The workshop will focus on the College Preparation Center of the Learning Express Library database, available free of charge for all library card holders and accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. The database features practice AP exams to familiarize you with the official test, including instant scoring and detailed answer explanations.

For more AP practice, try the Skill Surfer section of the Brainfuse database also available from the library.

Discussion of "The Rosie Project"

book jacket for The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThe Shawnee Book Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Copies of the selected title are available at the Information Desk.

Don Tillman a profesor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a 16 page questionnaire. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife...

The Book Discussion Group regularly meets on the first Thursday of every month, this is a change to accommodate the Easter holiday.