Newcastle Public Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28th, to complete parking lot resurfacing. We plan to resume normal hours of operation on Monday, August 29th.
The Purcell Public Library presents another session of its popular Tai Chi series – "Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance" – again in September and October.
The free classes will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Fridays, beginning on Sept. 7 and 9 and running weekly through Oct. 19 and 21, in the Meeting Room.
The goal of the classes is to improve participants' overall mind, body and spirit through a series of low-impact Tai Chi movements. New movements will be taught each session. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and non-skid shoes.
The series is made possible thanks to the library's partnership with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.
Registration is required in advance as the class size is limited.
Everyday is a great day to visit the library, but in particular an afterschool stop to the Purcell Public Library on Tuesday afternoons this fall will be worth it for local children.
The library hosts weekly events throughout September, 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 event.
Themes and dates are:
Sept. 6 – Back to School Fun and Games, with a variety of video games, board games and card games;
Sept. 13 – Art Party for Kids: Painting, an introduction to using water colors and tempera paint;
Sept. 20 – We Do Legos, an afternoon of beginning Lego Robotics and basic programming;
Sept. 27 – Movies @ 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.
Preschool and Toddler Story Time provide stories and more for youngsters at the Purcell Public Library, with Story times set for 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday during September. Program dates are Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
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.