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At the Putnam County Public Library April 11-15

Putnam County Public Library’s Live Local, Think Global Series Presents

Citizen’s Rights and the Impact of CAFO’s on Health

PCPL’s Live Local, Think Global series continues April 25th at 6:30 PM with a presentation by Barbara Sha Cox on Citizen’s Rights and the Impact of CAFO’s on Health. Barbara Sha Cox had always hoped to spend her retirement working on her family’s fourth generation farm in Randolph County. However, life took a different turn as she was faced with the reality of an industrial ag operation near her family’s farm. After studying the issues, she realized the impact that these operations could have if not regulated by both county and state officials. She began to create awareness so that there would be equal property rights for all. Concern for protection from air and water pollution was a driving force behind her efforts. A group of Randolph and Wabash County citizens united and Indiana CAFO Watch was launched. Indiana CAFO Watch has grown into a grassroots, statewide organization promoting clean air, clean water, and citizens’ rights.

Join us April 25th to learn more about Cox’s journey and the impact of CAFO’s (concentrated animal feeding operations) on the community. Community Movie Night

Join us for a movie night at the library! This month we’ll be showing a popular animated movie about a dapper koala’s efforts to preserve his once grand theater by holding a singing competition. All ages are welcome. The movie is rated PG and the running time is 1 hour and 48 minutes. Snacks will be provided.

Showtime is at 5:30 on April 18th! For more information or to learn the title of this month’s movie, please contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765-653- 2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, April 11th:

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

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

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.

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.

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

Wednesday, April 12th:

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.

Cooking with Kids, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Each month we prepare a simple, kid-friendly snack, talk about cooking basics, and read some stories while we enjoy our treat. This month we’ll be making Banana Pudding Cookies. Space is limited, so please register by April 8. You can register for this event by calling 765-653- 2755 ext. 121, by emailing (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org), or by filling out the registration form on our website at www.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, April 13th:

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.

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.

Climate Recovery in the Age of Despair, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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. Hear all about these kids, and learn how your town and get involved in Climate Recovery, from Jim Poyser, Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana and director of Youth Power Indiana.

Friday, April 14th:

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.

Computer Class: Introduction to the Internet, 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. All classes are for beginners and are free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. To sign up, you can view the library website at PCPL21.org, call Mike at 765-653-2755 Ext. 118, or stop by the library.

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.

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