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Explore the world of Legos and building

Lego blocksChildren can learn about a variety of activities with the Purcell Public Library and its “Explore It!” programs. The next edition of the monthly series takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the library.

This month’s theme is Legos, with children able to use Legos provided in special kits to produce a variety of items while exploring the first basics of engineering and construction.

Registration is not required to attend.


Get creative with afterschool Makers Space

Join the Purcell Public Library for an afternoon of arts and crafts at its Makers Space programs, at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesdays at the library.

Upcoming editions of the program take place each Wednesday in February, on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Registration is not required to attend.

Children can come to the library explore different types or art media and also have a snack. Some of the art projects may get a little messy.


Friends welcome mystery author to speak at membership luncheon

The Friends of the Purcell welcome the community to hear Oklahoma mystery author Marion Moore Hill as the Friends commemorate a successful year with the group’s annual membership luncheon and author appearance, starting at noon Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Purcell Public Library.

The event is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance to attend and will feature a soup and sandwich lunch and is a chance for members of the community to join the Friends of the Library. There is no charge to attend.

And it’s a chance to hear from Hill, who has penned two mystery series and will speak about her books and experiences that inspired them. She has had books published since 2003. Hill also will have titles available for sale and autographs after the luncheon.


Free tickets available for third annual Daddy Daughter Dance

The Purcell Public Library invites local dads and daughters out for a special night at the third annual Daddy Daughter Dance, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21. The dance takes place in the Cafeteria area of the Purcell Public School Administration Building, behind the library on the lower level of the building at 919 N. Ninth St. The evening will feature not just songs and dancing but also a photo booth, door prizes, food and a chance to make special memories.

This event is offered free of charge, but there will be a limited number of tickets distributed. A limit of six tickets may be claimed per adult, while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the front desk of the library during library hours.

The dance is sponsored by the library, Friends of the Purcell Library, Purcell Public School and the City of Purcell.