At the Library for Oct. 23-28

Friday, October 20, 2017

Putnam County Public Library

Oct. 23-28

Monday, Oct. 23:

-- Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games, or music in the background.

-- No Community Help Desk

-- 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 Monday evening.

Tuesday, Oct. 24:

-- 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. Attend five sessions and earn a special treat.

-- No Community Help Desk

-- 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. Hour of Code is for all ages, but this program is aimed at school-age children.

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

-- Author Mike DeCarlo, 6 - 7 p.m.: Join artist and author Mike DeCarlo for a conversation about his newly-released book of portraits, “Sketchpad: The Pencil Art of Mike DeCarlo.” DeCarlo will talk about the genesis of the book itself, why he chose the people he sketched for the book and discuss his approach to portraiture. Sketches for sale, and DeCarlo will sign and sell copies of his book.

-- Community Conversations, 7 - 8 p.m.: The community is invited to come to City Hall to converse with local government officials about issues important to you. Speakers include Greencastle City Council members Stacie Langdon, Adam Cohen and Tyler Wade. This program is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Putnam County Public Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 25:

-- Play Mah Jongg, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

-- Masterpiece of the Month, 4 - 5 p.m.: Listen to a story and create your own masterpiece. 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 that will benefit yourself, your family, the community, animals and the planet. Each session begins with a guided healing meditation/practice. This week’s topic is healing touch/long-distance healing.

-- Sock Knitting, 5:30 - 7 p.m.: Learn to knit socks on double-point needles. Sock knitting 101 is for those with some knitting experience who would like to learn a new skill. Class size is limited to 6. If interested, please pre-register at the circulation desk or by calling 653-2755.

-- Ukulele Group, 6 - 7 p.m.: Join in every Wednesday for an open ukulele jam. Beginners welcome.

-- PCPL Board of Trustees meeting, 6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26:

-- No Community Help Desk

-- 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.: Open bridge game on 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.: Sign up to participate in the Tween Homeschool Book Club for kids ages 9 - 12 years. Meets the last Thursday of each month September - November. Receive a copy of the book to borrow and discuss and participate in games and activities.

-- Library Yoga, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Free yoga sessions led by certified yoga instructors. Everyone welcome. Yoga mats, blocks and straps are available for use.

Friday, Oct. 27:

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

-- No Community Help Desk

Saturday, Oct. 28:

-- Conservation Club, 2 - 3 p.m.: Join Wendy from Putnam County Soil & Water Conservation District and learn about different aspects of conservation.

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