Blast off in our rocket program!

RocketThe Tecumseh Public Library invites local teens to a literal blastoff in its Summer Learning Program. The event “Rockets! We Have Liftoff!” takes place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26.

Under the direction of a representative from Science Museum Oklahoma, participants will build a rocket kit and then take the rockets outside to launch them. The program also gives an opportunity to learn about the history and science of rockets.

The program is for teens in sixth through 12th grades, but participation size is limited, so advance registration is required.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Launch into writing with ideas from workshop

WritingWould-be authors, those interested in improving their writing and anyone just wanting to leave the room feeling smarter are invited to the Tecumseh Public Library's “Launch Into Writing: Mini-Writing Workshop,” scheduled at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the library.

The workshop is for ages 18 and up and will be led by published author Constance Squires. It goes into various aspects of the writing process, including tips for writing and research, insights into how the industry works and suggestions that could benefit writers of any experience level.

Squires holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She has written multiple novels, including “Along the Watchtower,” which won the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction.

Space is limited, so registration in advance is required to attend.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Teens are having out-of-this-world fun with Hooplahoma

HooplahomaTeens are getting a lesson in a unique workout and activity this summer at the Tecumseh Public Library in the program Hula Hooping with Hooplahoma, scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the library.

The event is part of the library’s 2019 Summer Learning Challenge and will be led by Chelsea Ryan, circus artist and the owner of Hooplahoma. She will demonstrate a variety of hoop tricks and use of a cyr wheel, and will teach hula hooping techniques for teens of any experience level with a hula hoop.

Ryan is the 2018 USA Wheel Gymnastics National Champion with a cyr wheel, and is proficient in many circus skills, including unicycling, stilts, juggling and more.

Registration is not required in advance to participate.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Join the discussion with our book groups

BooksThe Tecumseh Public Library welcomes readers for a chance to share their love of books with others as part of its two monthly book discussion groups.

The Talk of the Town Book Group meets next at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. It’s for ages 18 and up and group members read the same title each month before having a discussion and potluck meal. Contact the library for information on the book being read and how to obtain a copy.

The library’s newest adult book discussion group is “Mondays are Murder,” a group reading mystery titles. This month’s discussion is at 6 p.m. Monday, June 24, and the theme for this month is “Sleuth” books.

Advance registration is not required to be part of either discussion.

Duo inspires with movement and energy

InspyralJeremy and Kelsey Philo bring a passion for creating magical experiences through their energetic performances using a variety of skills and items. Together they make up Inspyral Entertainment, and they’ll be visiting libraries throughout the Pioneer Library System for activities this summer.

Their program “Juggling with Inspyral” comes to the Tecumseh Public Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

This event is geared to children age 11 and under and will feature a glow show with lasers, hoops, acrobatics and a unicycle as they demonstrate grit and growth. Children also will get the chance to practice their anti-gravity skills juggling balls and spinning plates.

Registration is not required to attend.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Show off your creativity in June activities

Summer logoThe Tecumseh Public Library features a series of craft and organization activities geared directly to adults ages 18 and up throughout the month.

Advance registration will be required for each program. The schedule in June features:

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 – Create a decorative sign that includes farm animals;

Organize your “Space,” 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 – Reduce the clutter inside your home with good tips;

Pallet Signs, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27 – Create a decorative sign for your home or to give as a gift;

Nothing here catch your eye? Come see us anyway as there is plenty more going on, as well as access to thousands of books, downloadable items and more through the Pioneer Library System's extensive collection.