Summer Reading going on the road for activities in Wayne, Byars

SRP BannerSummer Reading isn’t just confined to the space of the library. Staff from the Purcell Public Library will take the show on the road for events during June in Byars and Wayne.

Activities are planned at noon on Mondays in Byars and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in Wayne at the high school library.

Weekly dates and themes are:

June 5, Byars SRP Kickoff; June 7, Wayne SRP Kickoff

June 12, Byars Legos Build a Better World; June 14, Wayne Build a Better World with Recycling

June 19, Byars Going to the Dogs; June 21, Wayne Build a Better World with Yoga

June 26, Byars SRP Wrapup with the Chickasaw Nation’s Get Fresh! Cooking program; June 28, Wayne Build a Better World through Construction

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Summer Tai Chi series to begin June 5

Tai ChiThe Purcell Public Library invites the community to its summer series “Build a Better Balance with Tai Chi.” The free classes are scheduled for six weeks beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, June 5, and running each Monday and Friday through Friday, July 21, for a total of 12 sessions.

Classes are for ages 12 and up and participants will be taught eight different Tai Chi forms and positions to help achieve better balance.

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

The class is presented in a partnership with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Kick off Summer Reading with outdoor activities at the library

SRP logoThe Purcell Public Library is “Building a Better World” in its annual Summer Reading Program this June and July, and gets things started with its SRP Kickoff event, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 6.

The morning will feature a variety of activities taking place mostly outside the library building, as well as a chance to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Water and snacks will be provided, and in case of poor weather, some indoor activities will take place. The event is sponsored by the City of Purcell and Friends of the Purcell Library.

Activities are planned throughout June and July for children, teens and adults, as well as several intergenerational events for all ages.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Reading Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America Inc., the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, SONIC, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and The Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Use Resistance Bands to increase strength and flexibility

Man working outThe Purcell Public Library shows a new idea in low-stress physical fitness its upcoming series Build Strength with Resistance Bands. The series takes place at 11 a.m. on Fridays, beginning June 2 and running for six weeks through July 14.

Participants will learn how to use resistance bands in multiple exercises that aim to increase their flexibility and strength. Bands will be provided.

The program is provided through the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is required in advance.