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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Libraries plans several activities

  • Shawnee, Tecumseh Library plans a number of activities.
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  • Get the edge about business databases in Shawnee workshop
     
    Owners of small businesses, or anyone interested in going that route with their career at some point can get some good foundation on the library's resources in an upcoming free class at the Shawnee Public Library
     
    “Using Market Research to Grow Your Business” is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Computer Training Center of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.
     
    The program focuses on the databases Business Decision and Reference USA, two of the more than 50 databases available through the Pioneer Library System.
     
    Participants will learn such techniques as how to research consumer market data through the sites and locate statistical information on millions of businesses and more than 100 million residential addresses.
     
    Space is limited so registration is required in advance to take part.
     
    For more information, visit the library, call 275-6353 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/shawnee
     
     
    Learn Mail Merge in Shawnee computer class
     
    The Shawnee Public Library hosts a free computer class on the program Mail Merge at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Computer Training Center of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.
     
    Participants will learn some of the ins and outs of creating mailing labels using Mail Merge, part of the Microsoft Office program. Participants will learn tips and tricks to more easily handle large or small mailings.
     
    Basic computer skills are required to take part in the class.
     
    For more information, or to register, visit the library, call 275-6353 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/shawnee.
     
     
    Get the buzz on reading with Shawnee discussion group
     
    Keep up with the latest buzz on reading with the Shawnee Public Library’s Book Buzz Brunch Bunch.
     
    The adult book discussion group hosts its monthly book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the Conference Room of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.
     
    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.
     
    For more information on the programs and services at the library, call 275-6353 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/shawnee.
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    Make Your Own Brain in Tecumseh craft program
     
    Just in time for a spooky Halloween look, the Tecumseh Public Library is giving teens and tweens (ages 10-18) a chance to “Make Your Own Brain!” at a two-day program, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 17.
     
    They’ll be making a brain-shaped hat that can be used as part of a Halloween costume, or any other occasion a teen might need to wear a brain hat.
     
    Participants will need to be at the library both days. On Wednesday, they will shape together their hat and on Thursday they’ll return to the library to paint it in whatever brain-like color they choose.
     
    Space and materials for the project are limited so registration is required in advance to take part.
     
    For more information on this or other programs and services offered at the library, call 598-5955 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/tecumseh.
     
    Construct some warm pajama pants in Tecumseh program
     
    The Tecumseh Public Library will give teens and adults a chance to put together a pair of pajama pants at the library at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.
     
    The pants can be made using only one seam, which participants will sew. As the project will require quite a bit of fabric, each person is being asked to bring their own, either flannel, which is a good choice for warmer pants, or cotton.
     
    For a pair of pants for a person shorter than 5-foot-5, bring three yards and for anyone 5-foot-5 or taller, bring three and-a-half yards.
     
    Registration is required to attend the program.
     
    For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to www.justsoyouknow.us/tecumseh.
     

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