Family history tips available in multiple opportunities in October

Genealogy TreeThe Purcell Public Library invites local genealogy researchers to find help in providing information for members of the community tracking down their family history.

Staff will share research knowledge, as well as ideas and how-tos on the many resources available through the library in its Individual Genealogy Help sessions from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 10 and 24, in the Meeting Room of the library, to provide individual genealogy help. Registration is required in advance to have a time slot to meet.

And a session of genealogy help will go outside the doors of the library to the McClain County Historical Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The museum is at 203 W. Washington St. in downtown Purcell.

Adult craft event will be "Everything Pumpkin"

Pumpkins byUnSplashThe Purcell Public Library brings the sights, smells and experience of fall in a variety of ways in its upcoming adult craft program, "Everything Pumpkin," at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

Participants will create pumpkin crafts, scents, scrubs and snacks in a morning of do-it-yourself activities for ages 18 and up.

Supplies will be provided but are limited in amount, so registration is required in advance.

Learn and grow at October's weekly story times

Child byskeezePreschool 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 October. Program dates are Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

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.

Tuesday means fun and games

LegoQuestThe Purcell Public Library presents weekly Tuesday afterschool events throughout October 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:

Oct. 4 Fun and Games @ the Library, with a variety of video games, board games and card games;

Oct. 11Art Party for Kids: Paper crafts, with a variety of easy designs to make using paper;

Oct. 18We Do Legos, an afternoon of beginning Lego Robotics and basic programming;

Oct. 25Movies @ 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.

OHAI presents series on healthy living choices

AdultLectureThe Purcell Public Library, working alongside the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative in a continuing partnership, presents the six-week series Healthier Choices, Healthier You, from 9:30 a.m. to noon beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, and running for six consecutive Thursdays at the library.

The class will provide ideas for coping with issues like pain, fatigue and inability to sleep. Instructors will share activities to help improve strength, endurance, provide ideas for exercise and promote safe use of medications.

The presentation also gives ideas for communicating effectively with family, friends and health care professionals.

The series is for ages 18 and up and registration in advance is required.