It's a Barbie Extravaganza at the library

Barbie coverIt's a morning of all things Barbie and the Purcell Public Library and its "Barbie Extravaganza," at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

The program will feature a variety of Barbie dolls, accessories and paraphernalia, and participants who have their own favorite Barbie doll are invited to bring their favorite doll, too. And, it's a chance to check out a Barbie book or DVD from the library's collection.

Children up to age 11 are invited to attend, and each child registered to attend will receive a Barbie accessory they can keep. Parents also are encouraged to attend the program but don't need to register themselves in advance.

See what our Quilting Bee is all about

SewingMachine byKenOwenThe Purcell Public Library is giving quilters a big project to work on together during its upcoming Quilting Bee. It's a three-part series from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 7, 14 and 28, in the Meeting Room.

A limited number of sewing machines will be available, or participants may bring their own sewing machine. Also, anyone interested in doing the project will need to bring the following materials: Rotary cutter, cutting mat for the rotary cutter, scissors, fabric of the participant's choice, either a half-yard of four different patterns of fabric or fat quarters or scraps, two yards of backing fabric or muslin, thread, quilt pins, and one bag of traditional or low loft quilt batting.

Guest speakers and volunteers from local extension groups will be in attendance to help participants with their projects.

Ages 18 and up may take part. Space for the program will be limited, so registration in advance is required.

Get our help to learn how to use your e-reader

AndroidIf the holiday season brought a new e-reader, that means finding the joy of reading in a new way. That is, of course, if you can figure out how to work the thing.

The Purcell Public Library is here to help throughout January, with its "Enjoy your New e-reader," from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

It's a chance for visitors to bring in their device and get one-on-one help from staff members on downloading the Pioneer Library System Connect App and learning how to download and start reading free e-books from the library's collection of thousands of titles.

Drop-in help will be available during the two-hour sessions. Participants are asked to bring their device with them and have it charged.

Ages 18 and up may participate, and registration is not required in advance.

Tuesday brings afterschool activities to the library

The Purcell Public Library presents weekly afterschool events on each Tuesday in January from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in its Meeting Room.

KidsActivities are for elementary school-age children and snacks will be provided at each event.

Themes and dates are:

Jan. 3Fun and Games @ the Library, with a variety of video games, board games and card games;

Jan. 10Art Party for Kids: Quilting;

Jan. 17We Do Legos, an afternoon of beginning Lego Robotics and basic programming;

Jan. 24Movies @ the Library, with featured shows rated either G or PG with movie titles available in advance by calling the library at 527-5546. Attendees can bring a pillow or blanket if they wish;

Jan. 31Valentine's Day Crafts;

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Stories, learning and fun on Tuesday mornings

DadReading byspamilyPreschool and Toddler Story Time provide stories and more for youngsters at the Purcell Public Library, with Story times set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays during January. Program dates are Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Each session of Preschool and Toddler Story will feature stories, rhymes, songs, games and other activities geared to toddlers and preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.