Science Museum brings “A Universe of Stories” for summer activities

STEM graphicWith the Purcell Public Library spending the summer focusing on space and science, it means one thing for sure. The experts from Science Museum Oklahoma will be bringing their talents to the library for a variety of program options.

The theme for this year’s Summer Learning Program in PLS libraries is “A Universe of Stories,” with programs taking on space themes, science and technology focuses and more.

Age-appropriate activities led by SMO are planned throughout June and July. The schedule this summer at the library includes:

Science Fiction Bonanza, 6 p.m. Monday, June 3Ages 18 and up will explore the actual science and technology used by popular and classic science-fiction films and how it relates to the real world;

I Want to Believe: The Science of Exobiology, 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11For teens, this activity explores the possibilities of life outside of Earth through a look at living and preserved creatures.

Registration is required separately for each program.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Blast Off to Summer with kickoff event

Summer logoThe Purcell Public Library is taking readers into outer space this summer with its Summer Learning Program. Activities begin with our Summer Challenge Kickoff, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at the library.

This event will feature a variety of activities for all ages, and well as a chance for children to choose a free book they can take home and keep.

It’s also a chance to get signed up for the Summer Learning Challenge, which can be completed at the library or anytime through the PLS website or through the Pioneer Library System Connect App, available for iPhone and Apple users at the App Store or for Android users via Google Play. The Summer Learning Challenge is available not only for children but for readers of any age.

Sponsors for this year’s Summer Learning Program are the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, Friends of the Library groups, Hitachi Computer Products of America (Inc.), Institute of Museums and Library Services, Oklahoma College Savings Plan, Pioneer Library System, Pioneer Library System Foundation, Sonic, Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Oklahoman Newspapers in Education.

Move your genealogy research forward with our help

MapSeeking to fill in gaps in your family tree? Wanting to know more about getting into researching your family history? The Purcell Public Library is here to help.

The library offers a weekly Genealogy Help session from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays during May. (Note, the Wednesday, May 22 session will be from 1 to 3 p.m.)

An experienced genealogist will be available to answer any questions about family tree issues and resources for research. Ages 18 and up are invited to attend any of the programs, and no advance registration is required.