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Take in a Fractured Fairy Tale in Shawnee

girl in gownIt’s “Fractured” Fairy Tale Friday at the Shawnee Public Library, as story time with a special twist starts at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

Librarians will share a favorite well-known fairy tale, and once they’ve shared the real version of the story, they then will present a “fractured” version of the same story, with some of the same idea but not quite the same result.

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Go inside Google with Shawnee computer class

computer with two womenThe website Google.com has been one of the most popular search engines online for many years. But Google has become far more than just that.

The Shawnee Public Library gives a deeper look into the site at its “Google It!” class, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

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Shawnee tweens, teens invited to afternoon of pumpkin paintin'

The Shawnee Public Library invites teens and tweens to spend an afternoon of their Fall Break with some “Pumpkin Paintin’” on Friday, Oct. 17 in Community Rooms A and B of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

The tween program, for ages 9 to 11, begins at 1 p.m., while teens ages 12 to 17 begin at 3 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own pumpkins, and the library will provide paint and other supplies for decorating them.

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Shawnee book group talking about favorite reads

The Shawnee Public Library's Book Buzz Brunch Bunch adult book discussion group hosts its next monthly book discussion at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Conference Room of the library.

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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SMALLER BOOKWORMS, OCT 2014

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate
AR Level:  3.6; AR Points:  4.0; 2015 Sequoyah Masterlist and recipient of John Newbery Medal
 
Ivan the silverback gorilla lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade.  He long ago accepted his life away from the jungle, and he, an elephant named Stella, and a stray dog named Bob live according to the routine of the show.  One day a baby elephant named Ruby arrives at the Big Top Mall.  When Stella gets sick, Ivan promises to look after Ruby.  Ivan is determined to get Ruby to the place where good humans make amends, the one place she can live with other elephants in safety--- the zoo.  But what can the gorilla do from inside his cage? 
 
Inspired by the true story of Ivan's journey from mall to zoo.

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