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Organize and preserve family recipes with Shawnee workshop

The Shawnee Public Library is giving local residents a lesson in “Cooking Up Your Family History,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in Community Rooms A and B of the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

Participants will get ideas for preserving family recipes and memories as they create a keepsake family cookbook. It’s a good addition to genealogy research within a family or as a standalone item.

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Join the OKC Zoo for Shawnee presentation

Representatives from the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Education Department will make a road trip for the Shawnee Public Library program "Sticky, Slimy, Stinky," at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the library, 101 N. Philadelphia Ave.

They'll share stories with children about why a frog's tongue is sticky, why a salamander is slimy, why a skunk is stinky, and much more. The day will include stories, activities and a live animal demonstration.

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For Smaller Bookworms, July 2014

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
AR Level: 5.3; AR Points: 11.0 

In Princess Violet's world, stories are told of the twelve gods who created the multiverse.  One day Violet and her friend, Demetrius, come across the secret story of a thirteenth god, a creature called the Nybbas that was imprisoned in the mirrored sky of their world for enslaving both dragons and people.  When the Nybbas grants Violet a wish, the whole world ends up in terrible danger. Written from the point of view of the castle's official storyteller, this book begs to be read aloud.

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