Library, community sponsors present Purcell’s Daddy Daughter Dance

daddy daughter danceETA 2/12/16: The Purcell Public Library would like to thank our community for their overwhelming interest in the 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance.  At this time all available tickets are reserved, but please register for the waiting list and we will contact participants on that list as we receive cancellations.   

Are you in the mood do do something exciting with your family? The Purcell Public Library is making memories for local families at its annual Daddy Daughter Dance, set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The dance takes place in the lower level cafeteria of the Purcell Public School Administration building, which is connected to the library.

The event will feature dancing, food, door prizes and a photo booth. Dress is casual to formal, and girls may attend with their fathers, grandfathers or other positive role models in their lives!

The event is offered free of charge, but attendees will need to have tickets, which are available to be picked up at the front desk of the library through Wednesday, Feb. 17. Registration is required for this event and will end on Feb. 17.

The Daddy Daughter Dance is sponsored by the library, the Friends of the Purcell Library, City of Purcell and the Purcell Public Schools.

And it’s the first of two family events like this being presented by the library. On Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m., the library will host a Mom and Son Date Night with a variety of activities similar to the Daddy Daughter event.

Registration is required for each event. Grab your mom and dad and head on to the dance floor! 

Maker Faire features tai chi lesson, terrarium project

tai chiHave you taken part in the PLS Winter Read programs? Well there's one coming right around the corner! The Purcell Public Library’s monthly Maker Faire brings a double-feature of activities in its next event, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

The program is for teens, ages 12 and up, and adults. In the morning, from 10 a.m. to noon, participants will get a lesson in 8 basic tai chi movements.

After a break for lunch from noon to 1, the group will work on a terrarium project in the afternoon, with cleanup time at 3 p.m.

Registration is required to participate, and the program is limited to 12 people. Learning tai chi and making a terrarium project? What can beat that? Don't miss out! 


Paws to Read with dogs at the library

dogDoes your child struggle with reading in front of others? The Purcell Public Library has the perfect program for these children! Paws to Read is a special story time where your child can read to therapy dog in a non-threatening and non-judgemnetal environment.

Two friendly therapy dogs, Sadie Belle and Meika, will be available for your child to read to them at different times. Sadie Belle will available from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 2 and 16, and March 1 and 22.

Meika will be at the library from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 12 and Feb 26, and March 11 and 25.

Parents or caregivers can reserve a time slot for their children to read to a dog at the front desk of the library or by calling the library at 527-5546.

Maker's Space invites kids to create in afterschool program

craftWhat sounds more fun than coming to the library after a long day at school and relaxing with some crafts? Nothing! So head over to the Purcell Public Library at 3:15 p.m. each Thursday in February for our Maker's Space program, and you'll be guranteed an afternoon of fun!

Elementary school-aged children are invited to be creative and take home their masterpeice as a decoration or maybe a gift for a special loved one.

All supplies are provided by the library, and registration is not required to attend.

This program is sponsored in part by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.


Library hosts OHAI series on diabetes awareness

discussThe Purcell Public Library will partner with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative for a six-week series of Diabetes Empowerment Education Programs (DEEP), at 10 a.m. for six consecutive Wednesdays at the library, beginning February 3.

The free 90 minute interactive classes are perfect for people who need help understanding diabetes! They will teach attendees specific things they can do to manage the disease, prevent or delay complications, and improve their well being.

The classes are led by instructors from the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Intiative, which is a program of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Donald W Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine.

Classes are for ages 18 and up, and registration is required to attend.