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Keep Reading in March 2015


book jacket for Fives and Twenty-FivesFives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre

This debut novel explores the effects of war on a group of Marines returning from Iraq.  Much in the vein of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, the characters are fictional, but the personal and professional battles are real.  This is an inside look at what it means to be today’s soldier.

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Move to the music at the library

music notes“Wiggle Your Nose and Touch Your Toes” with a creative movement program for children. The monthly program next takes place at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12.

Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are invited to the library’s Community Rooms for a morning that will feature music, dancing and creative movement activities for the children to enjoy. Registration is not required to attend.

Sharpen your computer skills with three-day series

The Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to sharpen their skills at a series of beginning computer classes. Afternoon classes will take place March 10-12 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Registration is required separately for each class and may be completed at the library, by calling 275-6353, or by clicking on the links for each of the events below and registering online.

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Discover digital magazines with free class

The Shawnee Public Library has a new way for readers to get connected with their favorite digital magazines through the library’s new Flipster service, from EBSCO Information Services.

Readers can learn to use the service at the free class, Discover Flipster, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10Space is limited so registration is required for the program.

Flipster provides easy access to digital magazines for online browsing via a computer desktop or a mobile device 24 hours a day.

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Get prepared for the ACT with library workshop

book jacket for ACT Strategies for Super Busy StudentsGet a step ahead in planning for the ACT test this spring with Shawnee Public Library and a pair of test preparation workshops covering the Learning Express Library database.

Classes take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, with a second class at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, each in the Computer Training Center of the library.Space is limited so registration is required in advance. register online, at the library, or by calling 275-6353.

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Preschoolers invited back twice on Tuesdays for story time

family at story timeThe Shawnee Public Library invites some of its youngest fans to its weekly Preschool Story Time programs, taking place at both 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each Tuesday the library is open, from Feb. 24 through April 28.

Activities are for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers and will include books, rhymes, music, story boards and more.

Registration is not required to attend. For more information, visit the library or call 275-6353.