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Purcell hosts genealogy presentations on Fold3 database

The Purcell Public Library hosts a day of information for genealogy researchers, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the library, 919 N. Ninth St.

The first one-hour sessions will be a demonstration of the Fold3 History and Genealogy Archive, presented by Library Assistant Gary Rice. The archive is one of the free research databases offered through the library. This database contains historical documents and personal histories from National Archives and other institutions.

Then in the afternoon, Rice will lead smaller one-on-one and small group sessions with various genealogy searches that can go more in-depth. Those sessions will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.

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Third Thursday book discussion group set for monthly meeting

The Purcell Public Library invites avid readers to its Third Thursday Book Discussion Group, which meets next at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Meeting Room of the library, 919 N. Ninth St.

The group is for ages 18 and up and will meet monthly to discuss their thoughts on a title to be determined and read by the group. Copies of each month's book will be available at the library's checkout desk leading up to the discussion.

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Purcell presents Preschool Story Time series on Fridays in September

The Purcell Public Library invites children ages 5 and under and their caregivers to a special weekly story time just for them.

Preschool Story Times will take place at 10:30 a.m. each Friday in September, on Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Story Time features books, games, dances, songs, craft time and more targeted to children ages 1 to 5.

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Purcell hosts Makers Space for children

Join the Purcell Public Library for an afternoon of arts and crafts at its Makers Space programs, at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the library, 919 N. Ninth St.

The program takes place each Wednesday throughout September, on Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24.

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“We Do Legos” at the library

The Purcell Public Library is building and creating with its new program “We Do Legos.” Two sessions of the afterschool program are planned for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the library, 919 N. Ninth St.

Participants will share Lego kits to build and program a variety of projects, and if time permits, the group will put their projects together into an expanded Lego robot.

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