At the Library for Sept. 26-30

Monday, September 25, 2017

Putnam County Public Library

Sept. 26 - 30

Tuesday, Sept. 26:

-- Baby & Me, 11 - 11:30 a.m.: Share songs, action rhymes, a book and some playtime to bond with your baby, get to know other moms and gain skills that help prepare baby for reading and 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 friends from DePauw. Computer science is a great way nurture creativity and develop problem-solving skills. All ages welcome, but this program is aimed at school-age children.

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

-- Play Mah Jongg, 6 - 8 p.m.: For those who know the game. Newcomers contact Janice at 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 explore different mediums and be inspired by famous artists and illustrators. All ages welcome.

-- Alternative Healing, 5 - 6:30 p.m.: Learn and practice healing alternatives from a variety of traditions for application in daily life. Each session begins with a guided healing meditation that compliments the day’s topic. All welcome.

-- Ukulele Group, 6 - 7 p.m.: Play ukulele? Join in 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 to learn new tunes by ear, take a solo (maybe your first) and collaborate with other musicians on bringing to life tunes from across cultures. No experience needed.

Thursday, Sept. 28:

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

-- Toddler Time, 10 - 10:30 a.m.: Sing songs, hear stories and nursery rhymes, move around to music and action songs and make a craft. Ages 1-2 years.

-- 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 years.

-- Bridge for Everyone, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Come to an open bridge game Thursday afternoons in the Kiwanis room. All invited to attend. Facilitated by Dorothy Brown. For questions, contact Barbara Timm at

-- Tween Homeschool Book Club, 2 - 3 p.m: Meet the last Thursday of each month from September to November. Participants receive a copy of the book to borrow and discuss for each meeting. Also participate in games and activities. Registration required. Ages 9-12 years.

-- LibrarYoga, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Free yoga sessions led by certified instructors every Thursday. All welcome. Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are available for your use.

Friday, Sept. 29:

-- Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

-- Computer Class: Tablets & Smartphones, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: For those who need help or considering a purchase. Learn the types of devices available, basic skills (connecting to the Internet, taking 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.

-- 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. Copies of the book available for checkout and sale at the reference desk. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at

-- Observe the Moon, 7 - 8:30 p.m.: International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a program for all ages. Enjoy moon viewing and 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 be served.

Saturday, Sept. 30:

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

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