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Parking lot changes and events coming up at PCPL

Parking Lot Changes at PCPL

A major change to the Library’s parking lot is coming! As of Wednesday, Sept. 13, drivers will enter the lot from Poplar Street and exit onto Walnut Street. For over two decades, Library visitors have entered the PCPL parking lot from College Street and exited the lot onto Poplar, returning books and other materials to the drive-up book drop on their way out. In an effort to make our newly-expanded parking lot safer and more accessible, we’re changing the entrance and exit points and moving the book drop to a more convenient location. Starting Sept. 13, drivers will enter the parking lot from Poplar Street (much closer to the Library front doors) and exit onto Walnut Street. We hope that this change improves access to the Library’s main entrance and ultimately proves to be more intuitive for all Library visitors.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Baby & Me, 11-11:30 a.m.

Reading readiness begins at birth! We’ll share songs, action rhymes, a book, and some playtime that will allow you to bond with your baby, get to know other moms, and gain skills that help prepare baby for reading & writing later on.

Music Makers, 12-1 p.m. Join us on the second Tuesday of every month as we sing, dance, and play with percussion instruments and our parachute! Babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children are welcome.

Community Help Desk, 4-7 p.m.

Yarn Perch, 5-8 p.m.: Need crochet help or companionship? Jo MacPhail takes her Yarn Perch on the balcony above the lobby every Thursday evening.

Play Mah Jongg, 6-8 p.m.: For those who know the game. Newcomers contact Janice at DarksidersMaxine@msn.com to arrange for instruction.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Cooking with Kids, 4-5 p.m. 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 Boat S’mores. Space is limited, so please register by September 9. You can register for this event by calling 765-653- 2755 ext. 121 or by emailing (kmullinnix@pcpl21.org).

Alternative Healing, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Alternative Healing will pick up where the previous series left off and will continue to teach practices that promote healing power from within and optimal health for you or your loved ones. This week we’ll be working with chakras.

Ukulele Group, 6-7 p.m.Do you play the ukulele? Join us every Wednesday for an open ukulele jam! Beginners welcome.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Toddler Time, 10 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Sing songs, hear stories and nursery rhymes, move around to music and action songs, and make a craft. Ages 12 mos.-35 mos.

Preschool Storytime, 11- 11:45 a.m.

Hear theme-based stories, move around and sing action songs, make a craft, and have a small snack. Ages 3-5 year olds

Community Help Desk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bridge for Everyone, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.: Open bridge game Thursday afternoons in the Kiwanis room. All skill levels invited. Facilitated by Dorothy Brown. For questions, contact Barbara Timm at btimm@PCPL21. org.

LibrarYoga, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 the library is offering FREE Yoga sessions led by certified yoga instructors. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Participants should wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are available for your use.

Friday, Sept. 15

Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m.-noon.

Introduction to Introduction to Computers, Part Two, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Introduction to Computers Part Two of our Introduction to Computers series will build on Part One by teaching you to understand the words people use when talking about computers. We will get used to navigating the computer and understanding the why and the how. Topics covered: Applications, Operating Systems, and Hands on with a Graphical User Interface.

Community Help Desk, 2-4 p.m. 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, Sept. 16

Pup Tales, 1-2 p.m. Read to a dog at the library! Parents can sign up their children for a 15 minute time slot to read to one of the PALS Pups by calling 765-653- 2755.

Technology in the Classroom at PCPL

Putnam County Public Library in collaboration with Greencastle Community School Corporation once again presents Technology in the Classroom on Monday, Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. C.J. Shields, the Technology Integrator for Greencastle Community Schools, and Michael Acsbok, the Technology Director at Putnam County Public Library, will give parents an overview of iPad use, Windows 10, Canvas, Google Drive, Notability, and Digital Citizenship as well as answer questions. Technology in the Classroom will be held in the Kiwanis Room of the Putnam County Public Library and is an effort to position the library as a partner with the school system, providing supplemental educational resources, internet access, technical support, and training to both parents and students. Technology in the Classroom is free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. To sign up, register online at PCPL21.org, call Mike at 765-653-2755 Ext. 118, or stop by our circulation or reference desks at the library. Help Desk, 2-4 p.m.

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