Adult Coloring Club

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Wednesday, February 22                   5 P.M.               HENNEPIN

Love coloring books? Enjoy them in the company of friends!

Adults are welcome to come to the library for some relaxing coloring. Adult coloring books are a stress-busting trend that is taking the world by storm! We’ll provide the starter book, and will have colored pencils to share, you just need to show up!

Books & Brunch

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PUTNAM (Condit)

Saturday, March 4 from 9 A.M. – Noon

Join us for Books & Brunch. A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with pleasant conversation.

From Seeds to Harvest—–Hennepin

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The University of Illinois Extension Marshall Putnam Master Counties will be presenting “From Seeds to Harvest”

Hennepin Library on Thursday, March 9 at 7:00

“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.

Bagpipes program

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Tuesday, March 14               1 P.M.

Standard Library Branch

(Located inside the Community Center)

Piping-The Myths and Facts about the Great Highland Pipes.

Mr. J. Kevin Chapman will take you on a trip and introduce you to the history of the pipes and present a narrative on the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world. This will include a demonstration and display of the regalia surrounding the pipes.

He is a Piper on the Great Highland Bagpipes and has been playing for almost 30 years.

Kevin plays the Pipes both Solo and formerly with the Shannon Rovers Pipe Band and currently with  the Dundee Scottish Pipe Band. He also competes in Solo Piping competitions and Band competitions.

He has played before 4 Presidents, Pope John XXIII (23rd), Tip O’Neill, Cardinal George and both Mayor Dalys. Also, he is a graduate of the North American Piping School and the Balmoral School of Piping.

This will be a great opportunity to get your questions answered on this unique instrument before St. Patrick’s Day.

From Seeds to Harvest—–Magnolia

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Magnolia Library on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:00

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

Movie Matinee

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Wednesday, March 15

3:15 P.M.



Kids and adults are invited to come and view the movie:  Moana.

Refreshments will be served.

From Seed to Harvest—–Putnam

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Putnam (Condit) Library on Saturday, March 18 at 10:00.

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


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