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March 4 at 12:30 pm
Purcell Public Library will CLOSE at 1 pm today (3/4)
All other libraries will CLOSE at 3 pm today (3/4)
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Get a family history lesson through genealogy workshops

The Purcell Public Library is helping residents take a look back into their family histories with genealogy research resources and special programs to help families further their knowledge.

Library Assistant Gary Rice will host individual help workshops from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, March 10 and 17, in the Meeting Room of the library. It’s an opportunity for adults to come with any specific questions they have about their research and get help.

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Daddy Daughter Dance Pictures

The Purcell Public Library hosted the third annual Daddy Daughter Dance, Saturday, Feb. 21 in the cafeteria of the Purcell Public School Administration Building.

The evening featured dancing, a photo booth, door prizes, and food. Take a look at photos of the evening on the PLS Flickr account. If you need help downloading a picture, call or visit the Purcell Public Library. 

The dance was sponsored by The City of Purcell, Friends of the Purcell Library, McClain Bank, Purcell Public Schools, Coldwell Banker, Lexington Nursing Home, Purcell Rotary, C.A.R.E. Coalition, Dave Meeker Auto Inc., Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis, Rick R. Schmidt, M.D. P.C., The Rusty Knot Restaurant, Totally Fit McClain County, Sunset Estates, Auntie Mae’s Antiques, D. J. Tims, D.D.S., Debbie Tims R.D.H., Creative Vinyl by Donona, John Mantooth, Karen L. Bollenbach – State Farm Insurance, Natural Look Salon, Purcell Municipal Hospital, Turner Drug and First United Bank – Purcell.

Help your garden grow with workshop tips

seedlingsWould-be gardeners can learn the first steps toward having their own garden with the Purcell Public Library workshop, “Starting a Garden,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 5, at the library.

Wes Lee from the McClain County OSU Extension Service will be at the library to discuss the basics for starting a new garden, literally from the ground up. Topics will include seedlings, handling transplants and raised-bed gardening, as well as time to answer questions.

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Show your creativity in afterschool Makers Space programs

Tubes of paintJoin 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 three times in March, on March 4, 11 and 25. 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 so be sure to wear appropriate clothes!

Registration is not required to attend - and we look forward to seeing you soon!