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This week at the Putnam County Library

Community Movie Night

Join us for a movie night at the library on February 21st at 5:30 PM! This month we'll be showing a fun movie about fuzzy headed creatures on a mission full of adventure and mishaps! Call or stop by the library to find out the name of the movie. All ages are welcome. The movie is rated PG and the running time is 92 minutes. Snacks will be provided

Live Local, Think Global Film Series

The next event in the Live Local, Think Global Film Series will be a showing of Before the Flood on February 23rd at 6:30 PM. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning® actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue and investigate concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

LGBTQ+ Book Club and Author Series

Join us at Putnam County Public Library for the next meeting of the LGBTQ+ Book Club on Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 PM where we will be discussing Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the the Putnam County Public Library or free of charge at the Reference Desk. This event is made possible through a public library grant from the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award, a program of the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. For more information, please contact Sarah Myers at smyers@PCPL21.org.

The Putnam County Public Library is also pleased to announce the launch of an LGBTQ+ Author Series! Thanks to a grant from local author Sarah Gerkensmeyer, who was awarded the 2016 Indiana Authors Award for “Emerging Author,” the Putnam County Public Library will be partnering with DePauw University and several local community organizations to produce an Author Series which will include free books for our LGBTQ+ book club, conversations with well known authors, as well as other events. Look for more details coming soon!

PUTNAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

At the Library Feb 13 - 18

Monday, February 13th:

Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Looking for a little quiet time? These hours are for you. Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games or music in the background.

Community Help Desk, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

PCPL has a computer technician available to diagnose and help repair your computer and electronics. Most computer problems can be repaired in 20 minutes but if your computer problem is severe enough, or would take longer than 30 minutes to fix, we may recommend you take it to a professional.

PCPL Book Group, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The PCPL Book Group will be reading My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout for the February meeting. The library has copies of the book available for checkout and for sale at the reference desk. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at smyers@pcpl21.org.

Tuesday, February 14th:

Travel Talk: Iceland, 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Putnam County Public Library’s 2017 Travel Talks Series continues with a virtual visit to Iceland. Join local photographer Lynne Tweedie and local singer/ songwriter Chris Wurster as they recall their recent trip to the Nordic isle. Sack lunches welcome. Be sure to have your passport stamped to earn your entry into the Travel Talks Series prize drawing. And watch for more Travel Talks to come!

Community Help Desk, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

PCPL has a computer technician available to diagnose and help repair your computer and electronics. Most computer problems can be repaired in 20 minutes but if your computer problem is severe enough, or would take longer than 30 minutes to fix, we may recommend you take it to a professional.

Hour of Code, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Explore the basics of coding in a fun and interactive way with the help of our friends from DePauw! Computer science is a great way nurture creativity and develop problem-solving skills. Hour of Code is for all ages, but this program is aimed at school-age children.

Learn to Knit, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Wednesday, February 15th: Yarn Perch, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Need Crochet help or Crochet Companionship? Jo MacPhail will take her Yarn Perch (located on the balcony above the lobby) every Wednesday evening to help those in need.

Book and a Movie, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The first meeting of the PCPL Book and a Movie group will be held in the Kiwanis Room on February 15. Following the presentation of the popular 2016 movie (running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes), we will be discussing Jojo Moyes novel Me Before You. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Library and for purchase at the reference desk. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at smyers@pcpl21.org.

Thursday, February 16th: Community Help Desk, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

PCPL has a computer technician available to diagnose and help repair your computer and electronics. Most computer problems can be repaired in 20 minutes but if your computer problem is severe enough, or would take longer than 30 minutes to fix, we may recommend you take it to a professional.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Drop off your stuffed animal for a fun overnight adventure! Bring your friend (not your favorite friend) into the library anytime on February 15. While you're here, read your friend a bedtime story and do some fun crafts. Join us the next morning at 10:30 for a light breakfast, slideshow of their sleepover adventures, and to pick up your friend!

Bridge for Everyone, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Come to an open Bridge game on Thursday afternoons in the Kiwanis room. All who enjoy Bridge are invited to attend, regardless of skill level. This group will be facilitated by Dorothy Brown. If you have questions, please contact Barbara Timm at btimm@PCPL21.org.

Brick Club, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Let your creative side go wild with Lego challenges. Each month will be a different challenge, from storybook characters to video game characters, youth ages 4-12 are encouraged to participate in this hands-on program.

LibrarYoga, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

PCPL is offering free Yoga sessions led by certified yoga instructors every Thursday evening. Classes are for all levels of students. Participants should wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are available for your use.

Friday, February 17th:

Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Looking for a little quiet time? These hours are for you. Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games or music in the background.

Community Help Desk, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

PCPL has a computer technician available to diagnose and help repair your computer and electronics. Most computer problems can be repaired in 20 minutes but if your computer problem is severe enough, or would take longer than 30 minutes to fix, we may recommend you take it to a professional.

Since the library Google calendars are public, you can add our calendar to other community calendars so it updates automatically. You can do this by copying and pasting the following links into your Google calendar, on the lower left where is says 'Add a Coworkers Calendar' under Other Calendars.

To add the Youth Services Calendar, paste this link: pcpl21.org_lk5jo7asjc-3cjmrnu1s64mf3sc@group.calendar.google.com

To add the Adult Services Calendar, paste this link: pcpl21.org_d4kqp77dc3iickuq9fckad102g@group.calendar.google.com

To add the Board of Trustees Calendar, paste this link: pcpl21.org_3ji0qimaolun4v9r90ou-2vnq18@group.calendar.google.com

If this is something you would like to do but need some assistance with or for more information about programs or events please contact Krystal Becker at the Putnam County Public Library - (765) 653-2755 ext. 116, visit the Events link on our our website, www.PCPL21.org, or email kbecker@PCPL21.org.

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