The Purcell Public Library is currently without water or restrooms due to a water line break. We do not have an estimate of when the water will be turned back on. 


The holiday season is a great time to make a pie

With the holiday season fast approaching, The Purcell Public Library is giving youngsters a lesson for helping out in the kitchen with its Pie Making for Kids program, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The program is for ages 7 to 12, and participants will get to put together a pie using ingredients provided by the library that they then can take home to be part of the family’s Thanksgiving meal.

Space and supplies are limited, registration is required to attend.

Make some time for Story Time during November

The Purcell Public Library welcomes youngsters and their families on Tuesday mornings with a variety of activities offered at 10:30 a.m. each week in November.

Events scheduled during the month are:

Nov. 6 Preschool and Toddler Story Time, featuring stories, songs and more activities for preschool-age children;

Nov. 13Story Time Play Date: Native American Storytelling, led by Amanda John;

Nov. 20Preschool and Toddler Story Time;

Nov. 27Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, a bilingual event with learning through art and play;

Registration is requested separately for each of the programs.

We’re talking tech in Thursday afterschool series

The Purcell Public Library is connecting children with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) through its weekly Afterschool STEAM series, taking place on each Thursday (except Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 22) during November.

Programs are for school-age children up to age 11 and begin at 3:15 pm each day. The themes for the months are:

Nov. 1Maker Mobile: String Climbing Racers

Nov. 8We Love Legos (WeDo2)

Nov. 15Crunchy Slime

Nov. 29Native American Fun

Registration is required separately for each of the activities.