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At the Putnam County Public Library May 2-6

The Putnam County Public Library will be closed to the public on May 12, 2017 for staff in-service and training. The library will reopen for normal operating hours on Saturday, May 13th. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Travel Talks: Thailand, Cambodia, and India!

Putnam County Public Library’s 2017 Travel Talks series continues with two additional events scheduled for May. On May 9th, join Diana and Gary VanMiddlesworth at 11:30 am for a brown-bag lunch talk as they discuss their 6-week backpacking trip through Thailand and Cambodia. Their talk will include information about traveling while staying on a tight budget for transportation, food, and lodging. They’ll even bring samples of Thai food to share!

On May 15th you can take a virtual trip to Hyderabad, India with Jesse Samm. Join us at 7:00 pm to learn about the cultural differences between India and the United States, as well as the food and sights of this interesting city. Don’t forget to have your passport stamped at both events to be entered into our Travel Talks drawing and have your chance to win a selection of fun, travel-related prizes!

Join Us at the Library for a Family Dance Party!

If you love dancing during storytime, then come get your groove on with some of our favorite songs! Join us at the Putnam County Public Library on May 11th at 11:00 AM for free dance, guided dance, and musical games! For ages 2+. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765-653- 2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

At the Library

May 2 - 6, 2017 Tuesday, May 2nd:

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.

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 Play Mah Jongg, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join local Mah Jongg expert, Janice White, every Tuesday evening for a 7 week course to learn the fascinating game of Mah Jongg. No experience necessary. Classes begin May 2nd and run through June 13th. Space is limited, so please register by calling the library at 765-653-2755 or by emailing Barb Timm at btimm@PCPL21.org. Wednesday, May 3rd:

Making & Baking with Bridgette: French Crepes, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

It’s a crepe-making party! We will have traditional crepe griddles and toppings to make our guests feel like they’re in the heart of Paris, France. Our toppings will range from bananas, strawberries, nutella, and powdered sugar, to ham, cream cheese and chives. You will be able to make them savory or sweet, just like the French do! The event is free of charge, but 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

Join a group of local family history gurus to learn tips and tricks, share stories, and discover new resources. TTGG meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Local History department.

Thursday, May 4th: 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.

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.

May the Fourth, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

May the Fourth Be With You at PCPL. Stop by the library any time between 3 and 5 PM for Star Wars related snacks, crafts, and activities for padawans of all ages. Feel free to come in costume! All ages welcome. Questions? Contact Krista Mullinnix by phone (765-653-2755 ext. 121) or by email (kmullinnix@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, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The PCPL LGBTQ+ Book Club will be reading Raising Ryland by Hillary Whittington for the May meeting. 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.

Friday, May 5th:

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 Cloud Computing, 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. 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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