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At the Putnam County Public Library March 14-19

The next meeting of the Putnam County Public Library Based on the Book book group will meet March 27 at 5:30 PM in the Kiwanis Room, where we’ll be discussing Andy Weir’s The Martian. Following the presentation of this fabulous film, which won a 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture, (running time: 2 hour and 31 minutes) we will be discussing Andy Weir’s novel and how the movie compares and differs from the book. 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.

Be our guest on March 28th at 2:00 pm at the Putnam County Public Library and celebrate the new release of the live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson! Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and enjoy snacks and crafts. All ages are welcome. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765- 653-2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

Making & Baking with Bridgette: Bath Bombs

The second event in the Putnam County Public Library’s 5-part series, “Making and Baking with Bridgette”, will be homemade Bath Bombs! Bath Bombs (or fizzies) are used to add aromatherapy, color, and fun to your personal bath. You can drop them in the water and watch as they fizz-out and spread their therapeutic scent. In this event, you’ll be able to hand pick your favorite scents and colors, and learn the process of making your own bath bombs. Each participant will walk away with their own personal bath bombs to use at home! Come by the library from 4-5:30 on March 22nd to get in on the fun! The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Patrons can sign up at the circulation desk at the library or by calling 765- 653-2755. This event will is for ages 12+.


Mar 14 - 18, 2017

Tuesday, March 14th:

Music Makers, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Every month on the second Tuesday join us as we listen to stories, sing, dance, and explore with rhythm instruments! For ages 3 & up. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate!

Learn to Play Mah Jongg, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for a five-week course lead by local Mah Jongg expert, Janice White, at the Putnam County Public Library. Classes are free to the public, but space is limited, so please register by visiting our website at PCPL21.org or by contacting Barb Timm at btimm@ PCPL21.org or at 765-653- 2755 x104.

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, March 15th:

Brick Club, 4:00 PM to 5:00 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. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765-653-2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

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.

Travel Talks: Journey to the Thin Places of Ireland, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Putnam County Public Library’s Travel Talks series continues with a Journey to the Thin Places of Ireland by Melanie Finney. This photo narrative examines a variety of thin places Melanie discovered in Ireland, where she traveled alone for six months following the death of her husband. In this work, she discusses some of the places where she found healing in this deep connection with nature. Join us on March 15th to learn more about this fascinating aspect of Ireland!

Thursday, March 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.

Toddler Time, 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Sing songs, hear stories and nursery rhymes, move around to music and action songs, and make a craft.

Preschool Storytime, 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Hear theme-based stories, move around and sing action songs, make a craft, and have a small snack.

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

Battle of the Books, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Battle of the Books will run for five Thursdays. Each week, we’ll read a couple of the best books of the year and brainstorm what makes a great book. At the end, we’ll vote for the best book of the year! Gr. K-6

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, March 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.

Introduction to Computers Part Three, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Part three of our Introduction to Computers series will build on part two by walking you through the most important parts of your operating system, managing your installed applications, and organizing your personal computer files. We will get used to creating folders, saving files, and learning how to cut, copy, and paste. Topics covered: Files and folders, copy and paste, and adding and removing applications.

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

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