Paint and Perk with us on a Saturday morning

Painting bypadrinanThe Purcell Public Library transforms into an art studio for a couple of hours with its upcoming program, "Paint and Perk," at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Ages 18 and up are invited to the canvas painting event, where they will each be painting an Oklahoma scene.

All materials will be provided by the library, but space for the class is limited, so registration in advance is required.

Visit Lilly for her Open House

LillyLilly the Mouse is making a visit to the Purcell Public Library, and she's especially interested in seeing first-graders from the surrounding community.

The library's Lilly Open House runs from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and will feature games, snacks, crafts, a photo booth and a chance to visit Lilly, the lead character in the popular Kevin Henkes book series.

It's a come-and-go event for first-graders and all members of their families, and registration is not required in advance.

Preschoolers, toddlers invited for Tuesday morning story times

MotherAndBabyPreschool and Toddler Story Time provide stories and more for youngsters at the Purcell Public Library, with Story times set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 29.

Each session of Preschool and Toddler Story will feature stories, rhymes, songs, games and other activities geared to toddlers and preschool-age children and their caregivers.

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.

Students welcome for afterschool activities on Tuesdays

Kids byklimkinThe Purcell Public Library presents weekly Tuesday afterschool events in November from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in its Meeting Room. Activities are for elementary school-age children and snacks will be provided at each program.

Themes and dates are:

Nov. 1Fun and Games @ the Library, with a variety of video games, board games and card games;

Nov. 8Art Party for Kids: Paper crafts, where this month's project is Fairy Lanterns;

Nov. 15We Do Legos, an afternoon of beginning Lego Robotics and basic programming;

Nov. 22Movies @ the Library, with featured shows rated either G or PG with movie titles available in advance by calling the library at 527-5546. Attendees can bring pillow or blanket if they wish;

Registration is not required to attend any of the programs.

Learn through play at "Friday Play Date"

Child byskeezeMake a "Friday Play Date" with the Purcell Public Library and its newest activity for families with young children, hosted twice in October from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and 28, in the Meeting Room.

The Oct. 14 event theme is "123 Play with Me!" and includes toys and games for children to explore as a group.

On Oct. 28, it will be a Paint Party, with puffy paint, smelly paint and even a mess-free paint options

The play dates are designed to encourage toddlers and preschool children ages 2 to 4 to learn through play and will feature several centers, as well as a story and music. They'll be scheduled periodically throughout the fall.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.