Darrell Alleman book presentation

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The Granville Library is proud to present a program by Darrell Alleman on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 P.M.

Darrell has published a book entitled “Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue: Stories of Everyday People at War”. This book is a collection of 317 short stories about local veterans and their wartime experiences.  He will accompany his program with pictures and highlight some of the remarkable stories from his recent publication.

Putnam County Record photo by Dave Cook

 From Seeds to Harvest—–McNabb

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McNabb Library on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00 A.M.

The University of Illinois Extension Marshall-Putnam Master Gardeners will be presenting “From Seed to Harvest”.


“From Seeds to Harvest” is a program to help Gardeners at all levels of expertise with gardening questions. The Master Gardeners will be giving garden tips and sharing their wealth of knowledge on several topics including: Starting Seeds, Container Gardening, Raised Beds, Weed Control, Composting for your Vegetable and Herb gardens. They will also have a panel to answer your individual questions about your garden.

The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners have exceptional gardening knowledge from many years of education and experience in their own gardens. If you do stump them with a question they have the University of Illinois as a resource to find the answer.

Gardening has been proven to be a benefit to a healthy life. Research has proven Gardening will reduce Stress, improve depression symptoms, provide exercise, lower the risk of dementia and is a nutritional boost as it is the healthiest food you can eat.


Ally and Enemy: The Mighty Mississippi River

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McNabb Library Branch is proud to present Historian, Jim Gibbons.
Wednesday, March 29 @ 6:00 P.M.

Jim will present historical facts about the mighty Mississippi River and its influence on our everyday lives. From times of economic prosperity, to war, to economic disaster due to weather and extreme flooding. Be it ally one day and enemy the next, the mighty Mississippi River affects and changes what we do daily on a moment’s notice!

Painting party!

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Kids and adults are invited to a painting party on Thursday, March 30  in Hennepin starting at 4:30 P.M.   The activity will continue until 7 P.M. Participants are encouraged to come at their leisure.

All supplies will be provided.  This activity is free and open to the public.  Children younger than eight will require adult supervision.

Books & Brunch

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PUTNAM (Condit)

Saturday, April 1, from 9 A.M. – Noon

Join us for some “foolish Fun” at Books & Brunch.

From Rain to Lakes

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From Rain to Lakes – A Discussion About Water

Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Jay Solomon

Saturday, April 8

Putnam (Condit) Library Branch

10:00 A.M.

How gardening, landscape, acreages, and farms impact our water in the lakes and rivers.  Learn the best management practices that can utilize rain and the practices to help keep our lakes and rivers clean!

Crochet program

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 Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 P.M.

Granville Library

Kristen VanWingerden will be presenting a crocheting program.  She will be starting all those who come on a small project (a cup warmer or “cozy”).  It’s a small, easy project for beginners–along with this, she’ll be answering questions for anyone on following patterns, etc….different types of crochet and weaving yarn from alpaca material.