Shawnee Library to dedicate mural Sept. 19

The Shawnee Public Library invites the community to the dedication ceremony for a piece of art produced during its Teen Summer Reading Program at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19.

The mural is titled “Scenic Shawnee – Home, Heart, and Harmony,” and was painted by teen participants during this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Similar summer projects worked on by local teens adorn the walls throughout the lobby, meetings rooms and library itself.

After the dedication ceremony, a reception for participants and community members will follow.

The project was funded by the Junior Service League of Shawnee, the Stucker Family and the Friends of the Shawnee Public Library.

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

Go on an Afternoon Adventure with the library

The Shawnee Public Library takes children on a series of Afternoon Adventures in a new afterschool series beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Story Time Room of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

Children in kindergarten through 5th grades are invited to the program, where they will explore a variety of activities with books and hands-on projects.

Future Afternoon Adventures are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month. Registration is not required to attend.

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


Homeschool group creating wind chimes in next library event

The Tecumseh Public Library and its Homeschool Elementary Group are learning and creating in the group’s next meeting, at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the library, 114 N. Broadway.

The group will be making their own wind chimes, using supplies provided by the library. Ages 6 to 11 who are homeschooled are invited to participate.

Supplies are limited, so registration in advance will be required.

Find out more about the library’s programs and services for children and families by calling 598-5955 or going online to


Tecumseh discussion group centers on “Children of the Jacaranda Tree”

Join the Tecumseh Public Library and its Talk of the Town Book Discussion Group, next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

This month’s discussion will be on “Children of the Jacaranda Tree” by Sahar Delijani. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk of the library.

The monthly event features a potluck dinner and book discussion targeted to adults 18 and up. Typically the group meets the third Thursday of each month.

Registration is not required to take part and newcomers to the group are always welcome.

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

Celebrate “Freedom to Read” with library event

Celebrate the “Freedom to Read.”

That’s the idea behind Banned Books Week, which the Shawnee Public Library will celebrate with a movie day based on a work that previously has been challenged, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in Community Room A.

The movie is a fantasy adventure about an 11-year-old boy who is the son of powerful wizards, and is rated PG. The library will provide free concession stand-type snacks and theater popcorn for attendees.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 as a response to a surge in challenges to books in libraries, schools and bookstores. This year’s Banned Books Week will take place nationwide Sept. 25 through Oct. 1.

Registration is not required in advance to come watch the movie.

For more information on this or any of the library’s programs and services, call 275-6353 or go online to