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At the Putnam County Library March 21-25

Life-Size Candyland!

Join us at the Putnam County Public Library on April 8th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm for fun and adventure as we play the larger than life version of the classic board game Candyland! Follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises, and navigate your way through Lollypop Woods on your way to the Candy Castle. All ages welcome. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765-653-2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

Hands in the Dirt: Growing Food in Putnam County and the Future of Local

How do we strengthen our local agricultural community? What challenges to growing food does our country face over the next 25 years? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed in “Hands in the Dirt: Growing Food in Putnam County and the Future of Local”, a presentation by Anthony Baratta at the Putnam County Public Library on April 19th. Drawing from the newly published book, Letters to a Young Farmer, Barratta, former Greencastle Sustainability Commission chairman and DePauw’s Sustainability Director, will outline challenges and solutions currently facing Putnam County, as well as The United States as a whole. He will also outline success stories in our community, including local stores like Myers Market and Harvest by Red Barn Farms, the Greencastle Farmers’ Market, and DePauw’s soon-to-be-launched Ullem Family Campus Farm and Center for Sustainability. Join us on April 19th at 7:00 pm for this enlightening presentation.

At the Library Mar 21 - 25

Tuesday, March 21st: Learn to Play Mah Jongg, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The final week of the five-week course lead by local Mah Jongg expert, Janice White.

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

Community Movie Night, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us for a movie night at the library! All ages are welcome. The movie is rated

PG and the running time is 107 minutes. Snacks will be provided. For more specific information, including the title of the movie, please contact the library at 765-653-2755.

Wednesday, March 22nd:

Making & Baking with Bridgette: Bath Bombs, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

The second event in our 5-part series 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! The event is free of charge, but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Patrons can sign up at the library or by calling 765- 653-2755. This event will be ages 12+.

Masterpiece of the Month Club, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Each month, we’ll explore different mediums and get inspired by famous artists and illustrators. Listen to stories and create your own masterpiece. All ages are welcome. Questions? Contact Taylor O’Brien by phone (765-653- 2755 ext. 121) or by email (tobrien@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.

Thursday, March 23rd:

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 24th:

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.

Tablets & Smartphones, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Putnam County Public Library will host a Tablets and Smartphones class for those who need help with a new smartphone or tablet, or are considering making a purchase. We will discuss the different types of devices available including the Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows tablets, Android-based Google tablets and smartphones. There will also be a demonstration on how to download free content from the library’s website, including eBooks and audiobooks.

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.

Saturday, March 25th:

Pokemon League, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Bring your cards and join the fun! Attend 3 sessions to earn 10% off at Game Warehouse. Questions? Contact Taylor O’Brien by phone (765-653- 2755 ext. 121) or by email (tobrien@pcpl21.org).

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