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Three-day beginning computer series set for beginners

The Shawnee Public Library invites new computer users to build their skills at a series of beginning computer classes. Afternoon classes will take place Sept. 15-17 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

The schedule includes:

Introduction to Computers, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 – 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, Sept. 16 – Basic tips on searching the World Wide Web. For new computer users.

Introduction to Email, 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 – Create a free email account using one of several free services available online.

Classes are designed for adults ages 18 and upRegistration is required separately for each class.

Join the discussion at book groups' monthly meetings

books Attention all bookworms! The Shawnee Public Library welcomes readers to be part of two book discussion groups and their upcoming meetings!

The Fantastic Fiction Book Group has its next discussion at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Ages 18 and up are invited to be part of the discussion, which will focus on a different book in the fantasy, science fiction or paranormal genre each month.

Also, the library’s Book Buzz Brunch Bunch adult book discussion group gets back together again at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Group members are invited to share their thoughts on what they have been reading during the informal book discussion group, which meets the third Friday of each month. Refreshments are served during each meeting.

Registration is not required in advance to attend either of the groups.

Stories, music and more at Shawnee Public Library Story Times

The Shawnee Public Library has two great children's programs beginning in September!

The library hosts Preschool Story Time in two separate sessions, at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., each Tuesday, beginning Sept. 1. The events feature stories, music, rhymes and other activities geared to children from age 3 to 5 and their caregivers.

And it’s all music and movement for the library’s Wiggle to the Music Story Time every other Thursday at 10 a.m., beginning Sept. 3. Activities for the 45-minute event are geared to ages 2 to 5.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.

Teen Summer Reading Program art mosaic unveiled Sept. 1

The Shawnee Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program is leaving a lasting reminder of this year’s activities in the form of a mosaic art piece crafted with the help of teens this summer.

The piece will be unveiled in its permanent home inside the library in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Local artist and Oklahoma Baptist University Assistant Professor of Art Julie Blackstone guided teens in the design of the mosaic. This has become a yearly project for teens to work with Blackstone on an art mosaic that later is displayed inside the library. Past projects adorn walls in the Community Rooms, Children’s Department and the lobby of the library.

The project is funded by support from the Junior Service League of Shawnee.

Fabulous Fiction Finds for August 2015

library bookshelvesIt’s hard to believe summer is almost over and school will soon start.  You have some time, however, to read one or two novels before life grabs you by the throat.

This month our FFF corner spotlights books coming from out bottom shelves; you know, those you have to almost get down on your knees to see the titles.

We have some good ones on the shelves where you can pick them up and take a closer look.