Shawnee Public Library
The Shawnee Public Library celebrates National Book Week with an afternoon of activities at the Shawnee Mall, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18.
The day features a visit from Pioneer Library System mascot Jessica, the wacky antics of Mad Scientist Derick Brock and registration throughout the day for the upcoming Summer Reading Program, which takes place at the library beginning in June.
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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.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:35
The Hour of Peril by Daniel Stashower
As a student, I learned of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1864, but I did not know of the plot to assassinate him in Baltimore prior to reaching Washington for his first term inauguration. The author uses a great number of pages outlining the life of detective Allan Pinkerton who was one of the men responsible for Lincoln’s safe arrival in the nation’s capital. Honestly, I wish there was less Pinkerton and more Lincoln, but I left the book with new knowledge and an appreciation of the peril Lincoln faced daily.Add a comment
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Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Mary Sims, Shawnee Public Library Teen Program Coordinator, and Cherity Pennington, Shawnee Middle School Media Specialist, middle school students celebrated National Library Week with a murder mystery. Forty students and teachers participated in the "Rock and Roll Mystery" event. Suspects consisted of members of the school's book discussion group who dressed in costumes to portray their characters and provided props to set up three crime scenes.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:37
Our Fantastic Fiction Finds is bloomin' books during the month of May! The display contains titles with gardens and flower names in them. Check out our little corner for something different this month.Add a comment