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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.

 

Fridays mean Preschool Story Time at Purcell

Children sitting and listeningHappy New Year! Did you miss us? To make up for being gone in December we've made a special 2015 Resolution. 

Our resolution to you, is to resume our Purcell Public Library weekly Preschool Story Time, for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers, this month! Preschool Story Times will take place every Friday, in January, at 10:30 a.m.

Our exciting Purcell Story Times feature books, games, dances, songs, craft time and more. Each session promotes pre-reading skills for children and tips for parents and guardians to continue pushing those skills at home.

You can learn more about our pre-reading skills on our Growing Like a Read page

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

 

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.

 

Game on! at the library

Kids, come join the Purcell Public Library in playing games!

It's “Game On” at the Purcell Public Library at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, with an afternoon of gaming for children offered.

The library will have computer games on laptops, a Nintendo Wii and a variety of tabletop games available at the afterschool event for children. There also will be snacks provided.

Registration is not required in advance.

 

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.