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Explore It! with colors

book jacket for Monsters love colors by Mike AustinChildren in preschool and elementary school-age children can learn all about colors at the Purcell Public Library's “Explore It!” program at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

This come and go event in the main part of library will include learning how to mix and match colors, and even make them disappear.

To go further into the world of colors, take home some of the books about colors available at the library.

Learn with Legos

book jakcet for Lego Play by Daniel LipowitzAt the Purcell Public Library, Children ages 6 to 12 are given an introduction to robotics with the continuing program series “We Do Legos” at 3:15 p.m. on Thursdays, April 9 and 23. No registration required.

Participants will be building and creating a variety of projects with Lego kits that can be programmed to complete simple tasks. For more inspiration after the programs, checkout some of the Lego books available in the collection.

logos for Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Institute of Museum and Library ServicesActivities are provided thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Alternative garden pest control tips

ladybug on yellow leaf

“A worm tells summer better than the clock, The slug's a living calendar of days; What shall it tell me if a timeless insect Says the world wears away?” - Dylan Thomas, Collected Poems

The Purcell Public Library, along with the McClain County OSU Extension Service, will provide some ways to combat garden pests with its “Alternative Pest Control” program, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9.

Wes Lee, Extension Educator, will lead the discussion on methods to ward off some of the most common pests in Oklahoma gardens.

The program is for ages 18 and up, and registration is not required in advance.

Wizard of Earthsea book discussion invitation

Wizard of Earthsea coverGed was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world...

And so is the premise behind the 2015 PLS Big Read title “A Wizard of Earthsea”. The Purcell Library is hosting a book discussion on this modern fantasy classic at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. This special book discussion will be led by University of Oklahoma professor and award-winning author Mel Odom

Refreshments will be served, and registration is encouraged to attend the event.

The Big Read is funded by grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities Council, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Norman Public Library and the Pioneer Library System Foundation.

Library sets genealogy workshops

Family tree on parchmentGenealogy (from Greek: γενεά genea, "generation"; and λόγος logos, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral interviews, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. ~ Wikipedia

If you fancy yourself a family historian and need assistance in locating a leaf for your family tree, then come to the Purcell Library. Library Assistants are available at the following dates to assist you with your research:

Registration is encouraged for the April 3, 10 and 13 sessions. Click the dates above to register.

Toddlers & preschoolers invited to story time

two boys in play tubeThe Purcell Public Library welcomes families to its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time, for children ages 1 - 5 at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Story Time features books, games, dances, songs, and craft time, and each session will promote pre-reading skills for children and tips to continue using those skills at home.

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times.