We're helping families find out more about their history

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 at Individual Genealogy Help sessions, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 13 and 27, 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, Feb. 16. The museum is at 203 W. Washington St. in downtown Purcell.

Spend Friday on a Play Date with the library

GrowingLikeAReadMake a "Friday Play Date" with the Purcell Public Library and its twice-monthly program, with upcoming events at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 10 and 24.

The programs are geared to toddlers and preschool-age children and feature different themes. The February programs will be:

Feb. 10123 Play With Me, a bilingual activity featuring play with age-appropriate toys led by guest presenter Florencia Briglie.

Feb. 24Let's Make Music, with a morning of music played on homemade instruments.

Registration is not required to attend either of the programs.