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Holiday happenings at the library

oramentThe holidays are coming, and the Shawnee Public Library is starting the celebration in a busy December week filled with activities for all ages.

Holiday Music Show, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 – Local musicians Liberty Creek will lead a nostalgic sing-along of holiday favorites for all ages. Guests at the event can enjoy hot apple cider and cookies while also hearing a special reading of the classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Creating Memorable Holiday Photos, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9 – Participants will learn techniques for taking better photos at holiday gatherings. The class includes tips on photo editing done with a free downloadable editing program. Intermediate computer skills are needed, and registration is required.

Holiday Reception, 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10 – The library’s feature event of the holiday season includes hot apple cider and refreshments and a variety of seasonal activities. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Shawnee Library, and is for all ages.

Healthy Holiday Time Out, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11Ages 18 and up are invited to learn ways to reduce stress during the chaos that can come during the holiday season.

Music and creative movement for kids at the library

dancingWiggle to the Music Story Time with the Shawnee Public Library and its creative movement program for children on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to the library for some featured music, dancing and creative movement activities, with stories too!

Registrated is not required to attend.

Get a lesson in coffee brewing with the library

coffeeTake time for some morning coffee at the Shawnee Public Library, but in a program that takes a much deeper look inside what’s in your mug!

Local coffee roaster Matt Egging of Manchester Street Coffee will answer What Makes a Great Cup of Coffee? at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in a program for adults ages 18 and up.

Egging will take participants through a tour of the subtle and not-so-subtle difference in coffee varieties and roasts.

The event is currently full but if you would like to join the waiting list, then click here


Shawnee Library Closing at 5 pm Dec. 3rd for Christmas Parade

treesOur Shawnee Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, to participate in the Shawnee Christmas Parade. We hope to see you there!

Get healthy inside and out with free yoga, meditation classes

YogaThe Shawnee Public Library is offering a series of yoga and meditation classes for all ages throughout the fall and winter.

Classes are scheduled on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings through February. The November schedule includes yoga classes at 6:30 p.m. on ThursdaysNov. 5 and 12, and Tuesdays, Nov. 17 and 24. Meditation classes follow the yoga sessions at 7:30 p.m. beginning those final two Tuesdays, Nov. 17 and 24.

In December, yoga classes at 6:30 p.m. will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by meditation classes on each of the following dates – Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Carla D. Haddox will be the instructor for the yoga classes, while Susan Burke will lead the meditation sessions.

The classes are offered free of charge and are part of the library’s learning pathway for Fitness, part of the library’s Winter Reading Program. Books and information on the topics will be available at each session.

Registration is not required to participate, but a waiver, available at the programs, will be required to participate in the yoga classes.