It’s story time in and out of the library

Family readsThe Shawnee Public Library is sharing stories both at the library and also across town at Shawnee Mall in its continuing weekly offerings of activities.

Story Time at the library is scheduled on each Tuesday of the month at both 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The story times feature music, rhymes and early literacy activities geared to children ages 2 ½ to 5 and their caregivers.

On Wednesdays, Story Time moves to the Center Court at Shawnee Mall, 4901 N. Kickapoo St. It’s best for ages 2 ½ to 5 and will feature music, rhymes, stories and more.

Registration is not required to attend any of the activities. 

Explore the “Blue Zones” way to better living

JoggerStep into better health with the help of the Shawnee Public Library and its “New Year, New You!” series, debuting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 with the program Healthy Living the Blue Zones Way.

The first program will include a discussion of the book “The Blue Zones: Nine Lessons for Living Longer.”

The book is written by author Dan Buettner, as are each of the books featured in the series. Future programs, dates and topics will be:

Feb. 27“Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way”

March 27“The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happies People”

Registration is requested for each program.

The series is being funded through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries with funds from the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), a Federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.