Discover the Dance Within You at series

Dance silhouetteThe Shawnee Public Library invites the community to get moving with its upcoming series “Discover the Dance Within You,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, and continuing on Thursdays for five weeks at the library.

Professional dance instructor and choreographer Juan Cabral will teach steps for dances like the waltz, tango and other classical dances. The goal of the series is giving participants the confidence and skills to get out on the dance floor at their next big event and improve their general physical fitness.

Ages 18 and up may participate, and advanced registration is requested though is not required.

This project 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.

We've got a lot going on for kids in February

Kid and bearJoin the Shawnee Public Library for a variety of activities scheduled during February both at the library and in the community.  

We'll be presenting the following events:

Story Time, scheduled twice on each Tuesday of the month, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4:30 p.m. Activities are geared to children ages 2 ½ to 5 and will include stories, music, rhymes and early literacy activities.

Story Time also goes on the road to Shawnee Mall at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Families interested in participating can meet with library staff in the mall’s Center Court for stories and more.

The library also will host a special Stress Relief Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. It will be led by a certified infant massage instructor teaching calming activities that promote literacy.

Also, look for the library’s Science Monday program, offered at 4:30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. It’s a look into various aspects the wonders of science through hands-on activities.

No advance registration is required to attend any of the programs.