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At the Putnam County Library in April

Climate Recovery in the Age of Despair with Jim Poyser

Overwhelmed by environmental challenges, it’s easy to fall into hopelessness and anger, but here in Indiana young people are getting engaged in a project called Climate Recovery, and cities are starting to awaken to the need to act on climate now. Join Jim Poyser at the Putnam County Public Library on April 13th at 7:00 pm to hear all about these kids and learn how your town can get involved in Climate Recovery.

Jim Poyser is Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana where he is director of Youth Power Indiana. A former journalist and editor, Jim’s presentations combine art, science and humor to create opportunities for action. Born and raised in South Bend, he currently lives in Indianapolis along the White River.

Peep Science

Come join us at the Putnam County Public Library on April 19th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM for an afternoon of science experiments featuring marshmallow Peeps. Best suited for kids from kindergarten through fifth grade. Space is limited, so please register by April 15. You can register for this event by calling 765-653-2755 ext. 121, by emailing (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org), or by filling out a registration form on our website at www.PCPL21.org.

At the Library April 4 - 8, 2017

Tuesday, April 4th:

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

Caregivers and children aged 3-10 are welcome to join us for stories accompanied by playful and gentle yoga stretches. We will laugh and be silly with our bodies. No previous practice needed. Feel free to bring your own mat or use one of ours.

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.

Yoga Storytime, 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Caregivers and children aged 3-10 are welcome to join us for stories accompanied by playful and gentle yoga stretches. We will laugh and be silly with our bodies. No previous practice needed. Feel free to bring your own mat or use one of ours.

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

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Wednesday, April 5th:

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.

Making & Baking with Bridgette: Dream Catchers, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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 as we recreate 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+.

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.

Time Travelers Genealogy Guild, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

We’re always looking for internet resources that are free and easy to use. In this meeting of the TTGG, we will travel to sites where county history books, family histories, and books that are hard to find are free to the public.

Thursday, April 6th:

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.

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.

LGBTQ+ Book Club, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The PCPL LGBTQ+ Book Club will be reading “Close to Home” by Rachel Spangler for the April meeting. Rachel Spangler will be coming to speak for the LGBTQ Author Series sometime this Spring. The library has copies of the book available for checkout and for free at the reference desk. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at smyers@pcpl21.org.

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Friday, April 7th:

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.

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Saturday, April 8th:

Life-Size Candy Land, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for fun and adventure as we play the larger than life version of the classic board game Candy Land! 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).

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