Three area libraries have slated programs, and among them one is hosting a candidate forum.

McLoud Public Library hosts forum for City Council candidates

The McLoud Public Library invites the community to a forum for candidates running for City Council seats in McLoud, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the McLoud Board of Education Building, 117 N. Main Street.

The event will be moderated by Shane Jett and candidates for the four council seats with contested elections have been invited to attend.

The forum is sponsored jointly by the McLoud Public Library and the McLoud Chamber of Commerce.

Registration is not required to attend.

The McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main St., offers a variety of programs and services for all ages. Find out more by calling 964-2960 or going online to

Repurpose some old T-shirts in Shawnee’s “Tweak the T” programs

The Shawnee Public Library is helping local tweens and teens give old T-shirts a new life at a pair of Spring Break programs.

Tweens, ages 9 to 11, are invited to “Tweak the T” at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Community Room A of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

The following day it’s the teens’ (ages 12 to 18) turn, at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22.

Participants are asked to bring old T-shirts in any color, design or condition. From there, they’ll use their creativity and some supplies provided by the library to make a new creation from the shirts.

Registration is not required to attend.

For more information, visit the library, call 275-6353 or go online to

Craft an eco-friendly seed starter in Tecumseh library program

Tecumseh-area children are invited to a special Spring Break craft program at the Tecumseh Public Library. They’ll be making a shredded paper seed starter at the program, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

The creation uses scrap paper and either flower or vegetable seeds to work as an eco-friendly seed starter. The activity provides a good way for children to learn about gardening and how seeds grow.

The program is for ages 5 to 11, and any children age 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, per library policy.

Registration is required and class size is limited to 20 participants.

For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to