Tai Chi series offers methods for better balance

Tai ChiThe Purcell Public Library will host another installation of its series Tai Chi for Better Balance this fall. The series is beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, and running on Mondays and Wednesdays for 12 sessions through Wednesday, Nov. 22.

The classes are for ages 18 and up and will focus on eight different low-impact Tai Chi positions that can help attendees improve their balance.

The program is offered in a partnership with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Space is limited, so registration is required in advance to participate.

Children invited for stories and more during November

Group at eventThe Purcell Public Library brings a variety of activities for children of all ages with multiple program offerings during November.

For children not yet in school, Preschool and Toddler Story Time is scheduled each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. On the final Tuesday of the month, Nov. 28, the event is a special Story Time Play Date with the theme “Pumpkin Fun!”

The bilingual event Family Play Time/la hora de jugar, combines learning and play in an atmosphere where both Spanish and English is spoken. The program takes place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

Elementary school-age children are invited to afterschool activities each Tuesday of the month starting at 3:15 p.m. each day. The schedule for November features:

Nov. 7The Art of the Movie, with a G or PG-rated film showing;

Nov. 14We Do Legos, with Lego project kits and laptops;

Nov. 21Arts and Crafts, using a variety of materials and media;

Nov. 28STEAM kits, exploring science and technology in a new way.

Decorate a gingerbread house at family celebration

Gingerbread housesThe Purcell Public Library invites the community to its annual Gingerbread House Decorating Holiday Gala, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the library.

The event will feature a performance by the Purcell Intermediate School Choir, who will share holiday favorites under the direction of Samantha Carlson.

The evening also features a chance for attendees to decorate gingerbread houses and also hear gingerbread-themed stories during a holiday story time.

All ages are invited, and registration is not required in advance.