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Heart of Oklahoma book group to “Talk Like TED”

book jacket for Tlak Like TED by Carmine GalloThe Purcell Public Library’s Heart of Oklahoma Book Discussion Group gets together for its next meeting at noon Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo.

By revealing the top nine secrets of the most successful TED Talks ever given, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo gives readers the ultimate guide to public speaking.

The discussion group is for adults and is led by PLS Business Outreach Coordinator Cylinda Richardson-Martin. Refreshments will be available for participants and registration is required in advance to attend.

If you enjoy business oriented books, take a look at the Business Discussion Kits available for you to checkout and host your own discussion.

Move forward in your genealogy research

book jacket for Your Fascinating Family HistoryThe Purcell Public Library is a deep community resource for those researching their family history.

Several times during August, Library Assistant Gary Rice will be available to share his knowledge of research, as well as tips on the many resources available through the library.

Rice sets aside time from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, August 3, 10 and 24, in the Meeting Room of the library, to provide individual genealogy help. Registration is required in advance to have a time slot to meet.

A come-and-go session of genealogy help will be held at the McClain County Historical Museum (203 W. Washington St.) from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 20.

Free Summer Lunches for Children 5 Days a Week

girl with lunchAll children ages 1 to 18 are invited to enjoy free lunch at the Purcell Public Library this summer. Funded by a generous grant from the Chickasaw Nation Summer Food Program, these lunches are child friendly and nutritious. 

Monday through Friday at the library meals are served between 11:20 and 12:10. The servers then change locations and go to Tommy’s Place (210 Comanche) and serve lunch there from 12:20 to 1 pm. 

The only weekday schedule change will be on Friday July 3rd when there will be no lunch service due to the holiday.

Check the schedule to see all of the fun programs offered by the library this summer, and join us on Wednesdays at 11:20 for  “Wacky Wednesday Story Shorts” for the Meals program.