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At the Putnam County Library March 28 to April 1

Registration Now Open for April Computer Classes

Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes in April and early May. The computer classes being offered are lecture classes instead of our usual hands-on classes and are designed to introduce patrons to using the Internet.

On Friday, April 14th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Introduction to the Internet will start right at the beginning and introduce patrons to search engines, browsers, and some of the best websites on the Internet.

On Friday, April 21st, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Safety and Security on the Internet will discuss safeguarding your privacy and keeping your computer and information secure while using the Internet.

On Friday, April 28th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Introduction to Social Networking will introduce patrons to a variety of websites devoted to socializing with others online and discuss ways to protect privacy while enjoying a rich online social life.

On Friday, May 5th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Introduction to Cloud Computing will introduce patrons to cloud computing, demonstrate free cloud software from Google and Microsoft, and explain why cloud computing is the way the world will be using computers in the future.

All classes are for beginners and are free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. Classes are two hours long with a break. To sign up for any of the upcoming classes, you can view the library website at PCPL21.org, call Mike at 765-653-2755 Ext. 118, or stop by the library.

No Community Help Desk Next Week

There will be no technician available at the Community Help Desk at Putnam County Public Library from Friday March 31st through Friday, April 7th. The Community Help Desk will resume on Monday, April 10th. The Community Help Desk hours can always be found on the Events Calendar at PCPL21.org. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Making & Baking with Bridgette: Dream Catchers

The third event in Putnam County Public Library’s 5-part series, “Making and Baking with Bridgette”, will be DIY Dream Catchers! Dream Catchers are a traditional object that originated with the Ojibwe people, who live in the United States and Canada, north of the Great Lakes. They associated dream catchers with their Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi, who took care of children and the people of the land. To assist her, mothers and grandmothers would place the “web-like” dream catchers near cribs and children’s beds, to capture any harm in the air, much like the web of a spider. Please join us on April 5th at 4:00 pm while we re-create these beautiful Native American relics!

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 be ages 12+.

At the Library

Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2017

Tuesday, March 28th:

Be Our Guest, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Be our guest 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 welcome. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765- 653-2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

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 29th:

Mah Jongg Game, 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

For all players who know the game (not the computer version). Newcomers are welcome to watch and learn.

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 30th:

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 31st:

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.

No Community Help Desk Today

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