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Wizard of Earthsea book discussion invitation

Wizard of Earthsea coverGed was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world...

And so is the premise behind the 2015 PLS Big Read title “A Wizard of Earthsea”. The Purcell Library is hosting a book discussion on this modern fantasy classic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. This special book discussion will be led by University of Oklahoma professor and award-winning author Mel Odom

Refreshments will be served, and registration is encouraged to attend the event.

The Big Read is funded by grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Norman Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Library sets genealogy workshops

Family tree on parchmentGenealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, "generation"; and λόγος logos, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. ~ Wikipedia

If you fancy yourself a family historian and need assistance in locating a leaf for your family tree, then come to the Purcell Library. Library Assistants are available at the following dates to assist you with your research:

Registration is encouraged for the April 3, 10 and 13 sessions. Click the dates above to register.

Toddlers & preschoolers invited to story time

two boys in play tubeThe Purcell Public Library welcomes families to its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time, for children ages 1 - 5 at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Story Time features books, games, dances, songs, and craft time, and each session will promote pre-reading skills for children and tips to continue using those skills at home.

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.

“We Do Legos” during Spring Break

The Purcell Public Library is building and creating and giving children an introduction to robotics with its program “We Do Legos.”

The next editions of the program will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the library. 

Space and supplies will be limited so registration is required in advance to attend. You can register online by following this link.

Read more: “We Do Legos” during Spring Break

Show your creativity in afterschool Makers Space programs

Tubes of paintJoin the Purcell Public Library for an afternoon of arts and crafts at its Makers Space programs, at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the library.

Upcoming editions of the program take place March 25, as well as the first four Wednesday of April, on April 1, 8, 15 and 22. Children can come to the library explore different types or art media and also have a snack. Some of the art projects may get a little messy so be sure to wear appropriate clothes!

Registration is not required to attend - and we look forward to seeing you soon!