2017-09-26 / Front Page

At the Putnam County Library, Sept. 26-30

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. 26

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.

Community Help Desk, 4-7 p.m.

Hour of Code, 4-5 p.m. 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.

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. 27

Masterpiece of the Month, 4-5 p.m. Listen to a story and create your own masterpiece. Each month, we’ll explore different mediums and get inspired by famous artists and illustrators. All ages are welcome.

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.

Board of Trustees Meeting, 6-7 p.m.

9 Horses Slow Jam Session, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join-in on 9 Horses’ Slow Jam Session and learn new tunes (by ear), take a solo (maybe your first!) and collaborate with other musicians on bringing to life tunes from across cultural boundaries. No improvisation experience needed. Just a curious mind and an openness to making friends while making music.

Thursday, Sept. 28

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.

Tween Homeschool Book Club, 2-3 p.m. Sign up to participate in our Tween Homeschool Book Club specifically for kids age 9-12. We will meet the last Thursday of each month from September to November. Each participant will receive a copy of the book to borrow and discuss for each meeting. At each meeting, kids will get a chance to discuss the books and participate in games and activities. Registration is required. 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. 29

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

Computer Class: Tablets & Smartphones, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Our Tablets and Smartphones class is for those who need help with a new smartphone or tablet, or are considering making a purchase. We will discuss the different types of devices available including the Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows tablets, Android-based Google tablets and smartphones. Attendees will learn basic skills needed to connect to the Internet as well as how to take pictures and videos, use interactive maps, install applications and games, listen to music, and watch movies. There will also be a demonstration on how to download free content from the library’s website including eBooks, and audiobooks.

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.

Literary Ladies, 5:30- 6:30 p.m. The Literary Ladies book club will be reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood for the September meeting. The library has copies of the book available for checkout and for sale at the reference desk. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at smyers@pcpl21.org.

Observe the Moon, 7-8:30 p.m. International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. This is a program for all ages! All adults can enjoy moon viewing, and the more nimble can crawl into the STAR LAB planetarium. Children can enjoy craft and project stations for making moon journals, learning about the formation of moon craters, and more! Moon-themed snacks will also be served.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Paper Making Party, 2-3 p.m. Make paper by hand by using recycled paper and native flower seeds to create a new beautiful piece of paper as we discuss different pollinators. We’ll also be discussing our new conservation club and different aspects of conservation.

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