Meet some heroic canines

kids with dog“Every Dog is a Hero” this summer and the Purcell Public Library is showing off a few of these special canines at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in a program for teens.

Come to the program to learn techniques for obedience training your own dog.  And then stick around to see Lee Fairchild, a member of the Friends for Folks organization, demonstrate his super-dogs' discus skills outside.

All teens who attend the program will receive a free flying discus, courtesy of Valir Health.

If you are unable to attend or want to know more about dog training, check out some of dog training titles from the library or download dog training books at home.

Unmasking extreme animal heroes

book jacket for Atlas of Animals by Jinny JohnsonDid you know animals can be superheroes?

The Purcell Public Library welcomes some special animals with super powers to “Animal Heroes: Unmasked” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9.

Extreme Animals of Oklahoma City will showcase exotic wildlife from around the globe that posess some amazing “superhero” abilities. Enhanced sight, sound, touch, strength and movement allow these animals to survive in the wild.

No registration is required and all ages are invited to attend. 

Find a superhero in your family history

book jacket for Finding your Roots by Janice Lindgren SchultzThink you might have a superhero in your family tree?

Come to the Purcell Public Library and learn about our resources to uncover your family tree secrets. Register to attend either one or both workshops on Monday June 8 and June 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

A third workshop will occur at the McClain County Historical Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The museum is at 203 W. Washington St. in downtown Purcell.

Library Assistant Gary Rice will be available to share his knowledge of research, as well as tips on the many resources available through the library.

Superhero Training for children

book jacket for Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stan KirbyCalling all superheroes for Superhero Training!  Children ages 4 - 8 can take part in training each Thursday at 2 p.m. throughout June at the Purcell Public Library. You will build your superhero identity, perform science experiments, and thank local heroes each week.

June 4 – Reactions: Create a superhero character, dissolve moon rocks, and thank police officers

June 11 – Force: Explore magnetic force, build cuffs, and thank medical personnel 

June 18 – Power: Make a shield, build an air-powered car, and thank soldiers

June 25 – Strength: Test your strength in an obstacle course, earn a superhero cape, and thank firefighters

Registration is not required, but arrive early to get a spot at the training session.

Hero University is in session

book jacket for Superhero School by Thierry RobberechtHero University is in session this summer to bring out the hero or heroine in children ages 9 - 12. The Purcell Public Library will host Hero University at 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoons throughout June.

Each week, you will learn new hero skills and practice them to become amazing super heros in your community. The schedule of Hero University classes are:

June 4 – Hero 101: Fun activities to bring out your inner hero;

June 11 – Practice: The crew from Juggle Whatever teach you to juggle and defy gravity

June 18 – How to Feed a Hero: Learn to be a healthy hero in the kitchen and build strength

June 25 – Train a Hero: Friends for Folks will teach you to train your canine sidekick

Registration is not required, but arrive early to make sure you get a seat in class! 

Preschool & Toddler Story Time on Fridays

book jacket for Ready for Summer by Marthe JocelynThe Purcell Public Library welcomes families with children ages 5 and under to its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Friday in June.

Story Time features books, games, dances, songs, craft time and more to promote pre-reading skills for children.

Parents and guardians will get tips to continue working on early literacy skills at home.

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


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