Bring your dancing shoes for our Family Dance!

It’s an evening of making memories with the Purcell Public Library and its annual Family Dance, taking place from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Cafeteria of the Purcell Public Schools Administration Building.

While this event in the past has been specifically for fathers and daughters, this year it’s opened up to children and any special grownup in their life. It’s a chance to experience a day of dressing up, dancing and having fun.

All attendees will need to register online, including adults. After registering, attendees will need to pick up tickets to the dance from the Purcell Public Library.

Kids of all ages invited to activities

The Purcell Public Library presents a wide variety of age-appropriate programs and services for families with children, both children in school and those who are younger.

STEAM Preschool and Toddler Story Time takes place at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in February. These programs are for preschoolers and toddlers and are a chance to engage with books, rhymes, technology, art and more in a family-friendly setting.

Registration in advance for these story times is requested but not required.

Thursday afternoons are a time for elementary school-age children to look forward to, with creative programs taking place at 3:15 p.m. on most Thursdays during the school year.

In February, these activities will feature:

Feb. 6 – Game On! – enjoy favorites ranging from board games to card games to video games.

Feb. 13 – Engineering Extravaganza: Use Keva Planks, Lego bricks and many other materials to build structures.

Feb. 20 – We Love Legos, Yes We Do! – Get a look at Lego WeDo kits and all the things that can be built with them;

Feb. 27 – Full STEAM Ahead – Create using littlebits and squishy circuits.

Improve balance through Tai Chi series

The Purcell Public Library will begin a series of “Tai Chi for Better Balance” classes for adults at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning Monday, Jan. 27.

Attendees will learn movements of Tai Chi in an effort to help reduce stress and increase balance and flexibility. The program is designed for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting. Eight positions will be taught and built upon during the classes.

The series will continue at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for 12 sessions, through Thursday, March 5.

Space is limited so advance registration is required to attend.

Make your library part of your 2020 plans

Happy New Year!

The Purcell Public Library is ready to lead the community into 2020 through its many resources, services and program opportunities.

The library presents dedicated spaces for its collection of books for children, teens and adult readers, as well as public computers, meeting areas and more.

In total through the collaboration of the 12 branch libraries in the Pioneer Library System, cardholders have access to more than 700,000 books, magazines and downloadable items. Also, PLS provides access to more than 60 online databases that cover topics from genealogy to homework help.

Need to know more? Talk to a librarian or take a look around our online resources, available through this website or the Pioneer Library System Connect App, which can be downloaded on iTunes or Google Play.

We hope we’ll be a big part of your plans in the new year!

Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Find out more about what’s going on during January in Purcell by picking up a copy of the library’s monthly calendar, or by looking at our online calendar.