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All hometown libraries will be closed
Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25
in honor of Memorial Day.
 

Supervillains take over the library

two glass flasks with read and blue liquidThe Purcell Public Library welcomes the Oklahoma Museum Network for “The Science of Supervillains” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, for teens going into 7th through 12th grade. No registration is required.

Learn about the scientific origins of many supervillains - from the beginnings of Dr. Freeze manipulating the cold to Magneto's magnetic control. Several hands-on experiments will give you a chance to find your inner villain and learn the science that could make you unique and powerful.

The Oklahoma Museum Network is part of a group of facilities across the state that works together to provide hands-on learning for families. In addition to Science Museum Oklahoma, it features the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole, Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid, Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, and the Tulsa Children’s Museum.

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Kick off a super summer of reading

superhero girl with red hair and blue costumeIt’s time for a heroic summer of reading at the Purcell Public Library, as the annual Summer Reading Program starts off “super.”

This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and local readers can begin writing their story at the library’s 2015 Summer Reading Kickoff from 10:30 a.m. - noon Friday, May 29

The event features a chance to sign up for Summer Reading at the library or online and enjoy a free snow cone.

Children will receive a bag with a reading log, stickers, bookmarks and a free book. Teens and adults will also get several reading incentives.

The slate of special programming for the summer runs throughout June and July, with activities set for children, teens or adults, as well as some family-friendly programs for all ages.

Several genealogy research opportunities

Family tree on parchment"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we came from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness." - Roots by Alex Haley

If you need assistance in locating a leaf for your family tree, then Purcell Public Library staff are available the following dates and times to assist you with your research:

Registration is encouraged for the May 4 and 26 sessions. Click the dates above to register.