Book donations sought for Pott County Safety Center

The Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center Library Association is seeking paperback book donations for the detainees. This organization works to provide reading material and literacy classes at the county jail. If you have books to donate, they can be dropped off at the Shawnee or Tecumseh public libraries.

For more information on becoming a literacy volunteer, contact the county’s literacy services office at 273-3334.



“Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma” series continues at the library

The Tecumseh Public Library continues its series of “Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma” book discussions throughout February and March with four more scholar and author-led discussions of novels.

The series is an annual presentation of the Oklahoma Humanities Council, with discussions taking place at libraries throughout the state.

Upcoming events, dates and titles are:

March 3, 6:30 p.m. – Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie, with scholar Carol Humphrey leading the discussion of the novel by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz;

March 17, 6:30 p.m. – Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe, with discussion led by scholar Ken Hada;

March 31, 6:30 p.m. – The Honk and Holler Opening Soon by Billie Letts, with scholar Bill Hagen coordinating the discussion.

The program is for ages 18 and up and is part of the OHC’s continuing series of book discussions in communities throughout Oklahoma.

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



Tai chi series continues on Tuesdays

The Tecumseh Public Library is getting active with its series of Tai Chi classes, set for 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in March, on March 1, 8, 15, and 22.

The class series teaches some of the basics of Tai Chi and is an evidence-based fall prevention program that also provides gentle strengthening exercises.

The series is for teens age 12 and up or adults. Registration will be required in advance for each session.

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



Workshop gives ideas for spring gardening season

Spring is coming, and that means it’s time to take some big steps in the garden. The Tecumseh Public Library and the Pottawatomie County OSU Extension Service office are ready to help with the program “Prepare for Gardening,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3.

George Driever, extension educator for the OSU Extension Service, will share his expertise. He will present on early spring planting and preparing a garden for the coming warmer weather.

The program is for ages 18 and up. Space for the workshop is limited, so registration is required in advance to attend.

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