Skulls and science: Learn from the Museum of Osteology

SRP logoJoin the experts from the Museum of Osteology as they visit the Tecumseh Public Library for the Summer Reading Program presentation "Forensic Osteology: Skulls,” taking place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the library.

This program takes a hands-on look at the evidence of trauma and disease on the bones of animals. The research has proven to be useful both for veterinary and human medical perspectives. Replica human skulls cast from real skulls will be used.

The Museum of Osteology opened in 2010 and features hundreds of skulls and skeletons as part of the largest privately held collection of osteological specimens in the world. Its staff regularly makes outreach visits to libraries, schools and other

The program is geared to teens ages 12 to 17, and space is limited, so registration in advance will be required.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Rock out with SquishBAND!

SquishBANDRock out at the Tecumseh Public Library with SquishBAND, which brings part of its Summer Reading Program tour to the library for a Summer Jam at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21.

SquishBAND is comprised of a group of siblings who play instruments and sing a variety of music, ranging from the Beatles to the Wiggles, Playhouse Disney and the Beach Boys, and they may even slip in a classic rock anthem or two for the parents in attendance.

SquishBAND has played shows around the region for several years, and fans can get ready for the concert by learning more about the band at its website.

The performance is geared to children up to age 11 and registration is not required in advance.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Create a masterpiece in teen painting activity

PaintThe Tecumseh Public Library is giving teens a chance to create their own masterpiece at its Summer Reading program activity “Library Leonardos,” set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at the library.

The program will be led by Norman’s Be Wild for Art, and participants will go through all the steps to paint their own acrylic painting from a provided sample. Professional art instructors will lead the group, helping them in each step of the process.

All supplies will be provided and no previous skill in painting is necessary.

The class will be capped at 20 painters so registration is required in advance to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Summer isn't just for kids: Enjoy science with SMO activity

BrainThe science experts from Science Museum Oklahoma are bringing their show to the libraries of the Pioneer Library System for readers of all ages, including Mom and Dad.

The Tecumseh Public Library will welcome SMO at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, for the program “Aroma as a Soundtrack.”

This activity looks into the scientific principles behind why smells can be so deeply tied to memories in the human brain. Participants will create new, scent-based experiences in the hands-on program.

Ages 18 and up are welcome to participate. Space is limited so registration in advance is recommended.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, the Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic – America’s Drive-In, Corp., the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Summer Reading going on the road to communities

SRP logoThe Shawnee and Tecumseh Public Libraries are taking their Summer Reading Program show on the road during June for programming in multiple local communities.

Summer Reading activities are scheduled in Maud, Asher and Macomb, and activities are scheduled on the following dates, beginning the week of June 4:

Maud – Mondays at 11 a.m., with events taking place at the Maud Community Center, 306 W. Main St.

Asher – Wednesdays at 10 a.m., with events taking place in the Fellowship Hall of Asher First Baptist Church, 109 Main St.

Macomb – Wednesdays at 11 a.m., with activities at the Macomb Public Schools, 36591 OK-59B in Macomb.

Activities are geared to children up to age 11, and no advance registration is required to participate in any of the events.

Four-part Self Defense class for children runs in June

HandsChildren can learn simple, effective techniques to be safer in the Tecumseh Public Library’s upcoming summer series “Self Defense for Children,” at 2 p.m. on Mondays during June.

Instructors from Synergy Defense and Fitness of Shawnee will lead the classes, teaching children basic skills for self-defense through several realistic training scenarios.

The class is for ages 6 to 11. Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to participate.

Financial assistance for this special series is made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, part of the Health Literacy Grant.