Bring out your strength through library workshop

What’s your greatest talent?

The Shawnee Public Library is helping to answer that question through its Strengths Discovery Workshop, a “Lunch and Learn” activity at the library, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Community Rooms A and B.

Rhonda Boyle will lead attendees on a look at the Strengths Finder assessment, produced by Gallup Corporation. Participants are encouraged to take the assessment in advance of the program by going to www.GallupStrengthscenter.com and choosing the Clifton assessment.

Lunch will be provided for participants. Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.

For more information, visit the library, call 275-6353 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/shawnee.

March is filled with library activities

The Shawnee Public Library is sharing stories both at the library and also across town at Shawnee Mall in its continuing weekly offerings of activities during March.

A musical morning awaits children at Wiggle to the Music Story Time, offered twice during the month at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, March 1 and 15. Ages 2 to 5 can enjoy books, music and creative movement time.

Story Time at the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave., is scheduled on each Tuesday of the month at both 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The story times feature music, rhymes and early literacy activities geared to children ages 2 ½ to 5 and their caregivers.

On Wednesdays, Story Time also is offered at the Center Court at Shawnee Mall, 4901 N. Kickapoo St. It’s best for ages 2 ½ to 5 and will feature music, rhymes, stories and more.

And for slightly older children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, the first Monday of the month is Science Monday. At 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, kids will learn about the wonders of science and nature in active, hands-on learning activities.

Registration is not required to attend any of the activities.

Find out more by visiting the library, calling 275-6353 or going online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/shawnee.

Teen series continues on Wednesdays in March

The Tecumseh Public Library invites local teens to the library for afternoon afterschool events beginning at 4 p.m. on multiple Wednesdays.

This month’s programs will include:

March 7 - Minecraft, an afternoon of challenges, books and a craft based on the popular game;

March 14 – Block Bunnies, taking a 2x4 block of wood and transforming it into a sculpture of a bunny;

March 28 – Solar Cars, a lesson in building a car that runs on the power of the sun;

Registration is required in advance for the programs, which are for ages 12 to 17.

For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/tecumseh.

Read with the library in variety of activities for children

The Tecumseh Public Library welcomes families with young children for several weekly activities offered to introduce their children to the library.

New readers can make a new friend and practice their reading in the library’s “Sit! Stay! Read!” program, offered from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 7 and 28. Trained therapy dogs and their handlers visit the library to listen to readers in a comfortable atmosphere for the children.

Parents or guardians should call the library at 598-5955 to schedule a 15-minute time slot for their child to read to one of the dogs.

The library’s Preschool Story Time series continues in March with activities on Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Each week’s Preschool Story Time brings songs, finger plays, rhymes and stories along with early literacy tips to get children ready to read.

Registration is not required for the story times.

For more information, visit the library, call 598-5955 or go online to www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/tecumseh.