Ease your holiday stress with ideas from workshop

CalendarPlanner-by-bphotoartThe holiday season can be filled with joy and family time, but also stress from the many activities and demands placed on people's time.

The Shawnee Public Library seeks to help those feeling the pinch of holiday stress at its upcoming program Have a Healthy Holiday: Taking a Timeout, at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Conference Room.

The class gives ideas for reducing stress during the holiday season. It will cover a wide range, from the important of enough exercise to simple meditation to overeating at holiday parties.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance.

Mix up a tasty holiday creation at workshop

Ingredients bychotdaThe Shawnee Public Library says "Let's Mix It Up!" as it presents a holiday cooking class, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Community Rooms A and B.

Participants will choose from four different combinations of ingredients that they'll make into a packaged mix to turn into a dip for holiday entertaining or gift giving. All supplies will be provided by the library.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and space is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Sharpen your computing skills at three-day series

LibraryComputer jarmolukThe Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to improve their skills at a series of free beginning computer classes Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 6-8, in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The schedule includes:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 – 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, Dec. 7 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 – 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.

Learn and create with our laser cutter

STEAMPowerLogoThe Maker Movement is alive and well with the Shawnee Public Library and the Pioneer Library System's new Maker Mobile.

The library will be "Putting the Move in the Maker Movement" in a program for teens from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in Community Room B.

Participants will get to design and create items with the Maker Mobile's laser cutter. Students in grades six through 12 are invited to participate.

Registration is encouraged but not required, although supplies are limited.

Visit Shawnee Mall for library's Winter Story Time

Snowman-byAdinaVoicuThe Shawnee Public Library goes on the road across town to Shawnee Mall for a special Winter Story Time, taking place in the Center Court of the mall at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Stories will be geared for ages 3 to 10, and after the story time, children are invited to attend "Breakfast with Santa at the Mall."

Registration is not required to attend the story time.