Meet some “Zooper-Heroes”

book jacket for Exploding Ants by Joanne SettelThe Oklahoma City Zoo will visit the Purcell Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 7 for the “Zooper-Heroes” event.

We will explore animals with super powers like strength, vision, and speed that have inspired your favorite superheroes.  Stories, role playing, and interactive demonstrations will let you expereince these super-powered animals. 

All ages are welcome to attend, but space is limited, so arrive early.

The event is made possible thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Zoological Trust

Sewing workshop for teens

teal sewing machineThe OSU Extension Service is bringing the art of sewing to the Purcell Public Library for a two-day workshop for teens, “Sewing 101 for Heroes”, at 2 p.m. Monday, June 29 and Tuesday June 30 (registration is for both days).

Guys and girls are welcome to learn to sew a tote bag with superhero fabric to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

No previous sewing experience is required, and instruction will be almost 1-to-1 with the help of home community education volunteers.

After the workshop, get more inspiration for projects with one of the sewing books or DVDs available at the library or sewing books downloadable from home.

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Preschool Story Time presented on Fridays

The Purcell Public Library invites families with youngsters to its weekly Preschool and Toddler Story Time, for children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. Story times continue into July at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays July 3, 10 and 17.

Story time features books, games, dances, songs, craft time and more targeted to children ages 1 to 5 and no registration is required.

Each session promotes pre-reading skills for children and tips for parents and guardians to continue develping reading skills at home. We love helping children learn and grow up to become voracious readers!


‘WeDO Legos’ at the library

book jacket for The LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Idea book by Yoshito IsogawaDo you like building things? Want to learn the basics of computer programming? Then join us as the Purcell Public Library takes Legos to another level with its three-week “WeDO Legos” series, at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, July 2, 9 and 16.

Tweens ages 9 to 12, will use special Lego kits to create and program different mechanized projects:

  • July 2: Airplane Rescue - Build a motorized airplane with sounds and propeller speeds 
  • July 9: Giant Escape - Make a motorized giant that will wake up when someone comes near
  • July 16: Sailboat Storm - Create a motorized sailboat that makes noises as if on the high seas!

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.

The robots are available thanks to grant support from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Get into character at cosplay event

book jacket for 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas Craving a time to flaunt your alter ego and favorite characters? Have a passion for nerdy fashion? The Purcell Public Library transforms for an afternoon of Teen Cosplay, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30Register today to reserve your spot.

Teens are invited to dress up as their favorite character from a book, movie, anime, manga, or game. And for those who don’t bring a costume, the library will provide materials to help stir their imagination, with instructions on doing hair, makeup, or costume construction if needed.

Cosplayers also will have the chance to pose for pictures of everyone decorated in their alter ego.

Superhero Circus making a stop at the library

book jacket for Wonder Woman: Dr Psycho's Circus of CrimeCome one, come all! The Superhero Circus is coming to town, with the Purcell Public Library hosting the show at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30.

Magician Steve Crawford is the featured act, bringing his alias “Super Steve, the Magnificent Ringmaster” to perform a show for all ages. Some of the “super powers” he will demonstrate are great strength, the ability to read minds, change the shape of objects and more, including how animals can be superheroes.

Registration is not required in advance to attend the magical presentation.