Start the New Year better informed about your health

KeyboardMouse byatimediaCut through all the talk of what's best for healthy medication with the Shawnee Public Library and its program "New Year, New You: Health Information," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Room B.

The workshop will go over online resources from authoritative websites and look into prescription and over-the-counter medicines, investigate claims of natural medicines and more.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to attend.

Celebrate National Puzzle Day with us

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Put your puzzle solving skills to the test with the Shawnee Public Library and its celebration of National Puzzle Day, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Room A of the library.

Activities are for teens in sixth through 12th grades. It will be an afternoon of putting together challenging puzzles, making puzzle crafts and more.

Registration is not required to take part.

Improve your computer skills with our help

ComputerKeyboardThe Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to improve their skills at a series of free beginning computer classes scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 24-26, in the Computer Training Center.

The schedule includes:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 – For new computer users, a look at basic terms and functions, including a lesson using a mouse.

Introduction to the Internet, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 – Create a free email account using one of several free services available online.

Registration is required separately for each class and may be completed at the library.

Come to the mall for Monday story times

DadAndbaby bySandorWeiszThe Shawnee Public Library is partnering with Shawnee Mall this fall for a series of Monday morning story times. Story Time at the Mall is in the center court of the mall, with the first sessions set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, and Monday, Jan. 30 and events scheduled each Monday through the end of February.

In February, the story times will take place at 4:30 p.m. each Monday afternoon.

The programs are designed for preschoolers ages 30 to 48 months old and their caregivers. Activities will include books, board stories, fingerplays, rhymes and more.

And it's a chance to learn a little more about the programs and services of the Shawnee Public Library.

Registration is not required to attend.

Citizenship class series to begin in January


The Shawnee Public Library presents a free Citizenship Class series, starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, and running for eight weeks through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The classes will help those wishing to take their U.S. citizenship exam. Study materials will be provided for participants.

Registration is not required in advance.

The Pioneer Library System offers services for adult literacy through its Adult Literacy Services department. Find out more about those services by contacting Janie Davis at the Shawnee Public Library or by calling 273-3334.