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Get set for the ACT with free library classes

The Shawnee Public Library hosts a pair of free classes titled “Preparing for the ACT” for high school students at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and again at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Computer Training Center of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

Participants will learn about the library database Learn-a-Test, which gives a chance for building test-taking skills prior to their testing day.

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Fabulous Fiction Finds

Take a step back into the distant past -- or even the more recent past -- as you browse our FFF corner for August.  Historical fiction places you in a specific time period and lets your imagination wonder "what if...?"  Follow the author as the protagonist's story weaves through real events.  Who knows, it may even spark an interest for more research of the actual events that affected modern society.

For Smaller Bookworms, August 2014

Swipe coverSWIPE by Evan Angler (Book 1 of Swipe series)
AR Level: 4.6; AR Points: 10.0 

Logan admits he's paranoid, but that doesn't mean he's wrong.  He knows he's being watched.  Just a few months away from taking the Mark and Pledging allegiance to the American Union, Logan secretly wonders if he'll end up disappearing like his sister.  When he and a new friend start gathering information on Logan's stalker, Logan realizes that he's up against a far greater enemy than he ever imagined.

Read more: For Smaller Bookworms, August 2014

Keep Reading! August, 2014


It has been forty years since three once close friends have seen each other.  Their separation is the result of a secret tragedy resulting in the death of their fourth best friend.  The fact that the women are witches is really beside the point.  I trudged through the first half of this novel, but when the characters finally came together to rectify and confront their past, the book suddenly became a story of warmth and heart.  I’m not sure if I can recommend it, but at the end I did feel satisfied.

Read more: Keep Reading! August, 2014

Shawnee Teens Create a Piece of Art

Teens make a mosaicFinished Mosaic by Shawnee Teens

Shawnee Teens gathered to create this summer’s public art piece funded through a grant from the Junior Service League of Shawnee

The colored glass mosaic piece—A Magic Carpet—will hang permanently in the library’s lobby and will be unveiled on September 2, 2014 at 5pm.



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