Art, stories combine in bilingual event

glartThe Purcell Public Library is bringing communities together with its new series of bilingual story times and activities.

The library will present two types of bilingual programs:

¡Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner through Art puts early literacy skills into practice through basic art play. The program, next scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers. All materials will be provided.

Family Play Time/La hora de jugar en familia, is for ages 5 and under and their caregivers and is a chance for children to learn and develop their brains through simple play. The next edition of the program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, June 10.

The programs are part of the Pioneer Library System’s Growing Like a Read initiative and were made possible from a contribution from an anonymous donor to PLS in 2015.

Library to present second OHAI series on diabetes awareness

doctorThe Purcell Public Library will partner with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative for a second six-week series of Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs (DEEP), at 10 a.m. beginning Thursday, April 21, and continuing for six consecutive weeks on Thursdays. The programs take place at the library.

The free interactive classes are developed to help people understand diabetes and teach specific things they can do to manage the disease, prevent or delay complications, and improve their well-being. Each class session will last for 90 minutes.

The classes are led by instructors from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, which is a program of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Donald W Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Classes are for ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend.