Magic, mind bending and more with Doc Rogers

book jacket for Eric! ...the hero by Christopher Wormell“Doc Rogers the Mind Bender,” portrayed by magician Doug Anderson, will perform his show “Every Hero Has a Story – Magic and Fun Show” at the Tecumseh Public Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4No registration is required.

In keeping with this year’s theme, the show is filled with a variety of super-heroic magical feats and stories highlighting a range of fictional and real-life heroes in the Rocket Patrol.

Interested in more heros and magic? Checkout some of the books about heros and/or books about magic tricks for children available at the library.

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‘Nighttime Ninjas’ are invading Tecumseh

Cyprus Spiny Mouse
Slow Loris
Western Woolly Lemur

What do all these creatures have in common? Besides funny sounding names that would also work great in an MMORPG? They are all Nocturnal. Which means they are active at night. And on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. teens are invited to interact with some of these Nighttime Ninjas! as part of the first week of the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program.

The Nighttime Ninjas program is intended for those 12 years of age and older. Teens will interact with several nocturnal creatures and learn from animal experts about their survival and habits.

For those under the age of 12, please know this program is coming back on July 23, especially designed for children.

It’s part of the zoo’s series of outreach events made available thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust.

Registration is not required in advance to attend, but seating is limited so early arrival is encouraged.


Kick off a super summer of reading at the library

superhero boy with red hair and green costumeIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at the Tecumseh Public Library, as the annual Summer Reading Program begins this month.

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can start finding stories at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff, from  2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, or online.

Local everyday heroes of the police department and fire department will bring their trucks and vehicles to display. The day also will feature games, entertainment, snacks and information about what’s to come during the summer at the library.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.