Area libraries at Shawnee, McLoud and Tecumseh have a number of activities planned.

Library service took a big turn in McLoud in 1997, when the McLoud Public Library opened in its current location on the corner of Main and Hinchley Streets in downtown.

And it’s hard for many people to believe that happened 16 years ago, but it did. The library invites the community to celebrate the building’s “Sweet 16” at an anniversary celebration starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Milburn Room of the library, 133 N. Main St.

The come and go reception will be a customer appreciation event commemorating the city’s support of the library, and all ages are invited.

Registration is not required to take part.

For more information on this or any of the programs and services offered at the library, call 964-2960 or go online to

Libraries to stream Dan Brown teleconference for new book release

International bestselling author Dan Brown will come to several of the Pioneer Library System’s hometown libraries via a live-streaming teleconference, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m.

The live streaming of Brown’s discussion will be shown at the McLoud Public Library, 2201 SW 134th St. The broadcast also will be streamed at the Norman and Southwest Oklahoma City libraries.

Brown will be speaking from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in his only public appearance to talk about his new novel “Inferno,” which will be released Tuesday, May 14.

Among Brown’s works is “The Da Vinci Code,” which has received much critical acclaim and sold tens of millions of copies since its 2003 release.

The program is for ages 18 and up.

For more information, visit the library, call 964-2960 or go online to

Craft a Deco-Mesh Wreath in Tecumseh

Create a Deco-Mesh Wreath at a Tecumseh Public Library craft program at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

Participants will use a variety of colors of mesh that is combined into the shape of a wreath for the front door or anywhere they might want as a decoration.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is required in advance to participate. Supplies will be provided by the library.

For more information on the services and programs offered at the library, call 598-5955 or go online to

Get the buzz on reading with Shawnee group

Keep up with the latest buzz on reading with the Shawnee Public Library’s Book Buzz Brunch Bunch.

The group hosts its monthly book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, in the conference room of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave. Ages 18 and up are invited.

Group members are invited to share their thoughts on what they have been reading during the informal book discussion group, which meets the third Friday of each month.

Registration is not required.

Find out more about this or other programs and services at the library by calling 275-6353 or going online to

Children can “Dig into T-shirt Design” in Tecumseh

“Dig Into T-shirt Design!” with the Tecumseh Public Library while getting a sneak preview of the library’s Summer Reading Program at an upcoming craft event for children. The fun starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

Children and tweens ages 5 to 11 can participate. Each child is asked to bring a plain t-shirt that they will be able to paint with a design of a flower, dinosaur or lightning bolt, in honor of the upcoming Summer Reading Program theme, “Dig Into Reading.”

Registration is required and the program is limited to 15 participants, so there will be enough supplies.

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