All Libraries

Please view each of our locations’ programs below. Call us with questions or concerns.

Closed Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th

We are closed for Thanksgiving and the day after. We will reopen Saturday, November 30th @ 9:00 A.M.

Closed Veteran’s Day

Monday, November 11th

We will be closed all day for Veteran’s Day. We will reopen Tuesday, November 12th @ 9:00 A.M.

Food For Fines

Monday, November 11th – Saturday 23rd

Participating libraries have been Peru, La Salle, Graves Hume, Richard A. Mautino, Princeton, Oglesby, Putnam County, and Jacobs Library at IVCC.

For Putnam County Libraries the locations are Putnam (Condit), Standard, Granville, Hennepin, McNabb, and Magnolia Branches.

During this time any of our patrons who come into any of the participating libraries with a non-perishable food item, their fine is waived at $1.00 per food item. Expired items are not acceptable

Hennepin

The Bread Monk

The Bread Monk
Wednesday, December 11th @ 6:30 P.M.
Fr. Dominic of St. Bede Abbey, a.k.a. “The Bread Monk,” will present a program
for bakers and readers of all ages. The former PBS cooking show host will demonstrate recipes found in classics of children’s literature like Winnie the Pooh and Little House on the Prairie, as well as bread
inspired by adult books like murder mysteries and Victorian historical novels. There will be bread to sample,
and Fr. Dominic will have his cookbooks and other items for sale. If you like to read or to eat,
this program will hit the spot!

Census Applicant Day

Census Applicant Day

Thursday, December 5th

10:30 – 12:30 A.M.

Sign up to help with the United States Census Bureau for the 2020 Census. Pay is $15.50 / hour

and $0.58 / mile for gas.

Hands-on Science

Thursday, November 21st @ 4:00 P.M. & 6:00 P.M.

Explore more of what the Sphero Sprk+ and Makey Makey has to offer at the library. This program is provided by the IEEE Chicago Section Grant.

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time

Every Thursday @ 3:30pm

Join us for story time in Hennepin. For children 2 – 5 years of age.
Read.  Craft.  Play.

Granville

Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts
Saturday, December 14th @ 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Make a variety of Christmas Ornaments.

Christmas Flute

Christmas Flute Music
Tuesday, December 10th @ 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
She graduated from Eastern Illinois and studied abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Currently, the General Music Teacher at Deer Park Grade School teaches privately at Music Suite 408, is the AmeriCorp volunteer and bookkeeper for NCI Artworks, and plays Flute III/ Piccolo for the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group

Meets 1st & 3rd Monday of every month. No assigned book to read.
Group directed. Instead share your own insights, opinions, and views.
Make recommendations. Please join us and share!

Preschool Story Times

Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 11:00 A.M.

Stop in for stories, crafts, activities and more!
For children 2 – 5 years of age.

Wee Ones

Wee Ones

Every Thursday at 10am

30 minutes of stories and songs!
Ideal for little ones under 3 years of age.

Putnam

Books and Brunch

A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with fellow readers.

Magnolia

Homework Helpers

Every Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.

Pumpkin Dip/Movie Night

Tuesday, November 26th @ 5:30 P.M.

Make and taste pumpkin dip. Movie: Peanuts – The Great Pumpkin.

Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch
Saturday, December 7th @ 10:30 P.M.
Marshall/ Putnam County University of Illinois Extension Office program.

December Craft

December Craft
Tuesday, December 10th @ 5:30 P.M.
Prism Bead Craft.

Movie Night

Movie Night
Thursday, December 12th @ 5:00 P.M.
Aladdin will be playing at the library.

Lego Building

Lego Building
Saturday, December 14th @ 10:00 A.M.
Build with Legos at the library.

Hands-on Science

Hands-on Science
Tuesday, December 17th @ 6:00 P.M.
Kids have the opportunity to explore STEM activities through hands-on activities with Sphero’s and Makey Makey’s. This is part of the IEEE Chicago Section Grant.

Story Hour

Magnolia

First Saturday of the month @ 10:00 A.M.

First Saturday of the month a guest reader comes in.

McNabb

Movie Night

Wednesday, December 18th @ 5:00 P.M.
Watch a movie at the library third Wednesday every month. Snacks will be provided.
Movie this month will be Elf.

Library Crafts

Library Crafts
Wednesday, December 4th 4:00 P.M.
Slime and Facts Night.

Putnam County Community Center

Putnam County Community Center
Monday, December 2nd @ 9:30 – 11:30 A.M.
Visits to the library for seniors who have questions about Medicare and Open Enrollment.

Pumpkin Dip

Wednesday, November 27th @ 5:00 P.M.

Hands-on activity: Make and taste pumpkin dip

Movie Night

Wednesday, November 20th @ 5:30 P.M.

Watch a movie at the library third Wednesday every month. Snacks will be provided. This month’s movie is Free Birds.

Homework Helpers

Every Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to do their homework at the library with others during the school year.

Books and Brunch

Coffee

Second Saturday of the month.
A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and
a light breakfast with fellow readers.

Standard