All Libraries

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

Coloring Contest

Coloring Calendar Contest
Starting Monday, July 22nd Kids 12 and under will be able to participate in coloring pages in our calendar. There will be a selection of pages to color. You can pick up at your local branch. Please place name and branch on the back. Enjoy coloring!


Casting a Historic Vote – Suffrage in Illinois

Thursday, August 22nd

6:30 P.M.

Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States. The struggle for enfranchisement began with the birth of our nation and was strategized differently in our local, state, and federal elections. Despite what people today believe to be a straightforward goal, the path to women’s suffrage was infused with sexism and racism and triggered a fear of feminism whose roots are still seen today. While wealthy women advocates played a vital role in the suffrage movement, they were not the only ones seeking enfranchisement. From attorney Ellen Martin, the first woman to vote in Illinois, to Ida B. Wells, a woman who did not let racism stop her voice, women’s suffrage has been a battle hard fought by a diverse group of activists in Illinois.

Friends of the Library Meeting

Thursday, August 15th

6:00 P.M.

We are seeking new members to join in supporting the library. Create funding opportunities for our collection, materials, etc… Check for more information from your local library branch.

Marking Time: The Radium Girls of Ottawa

Thursday, August 8th @ 6:00 P.M.

Author Heinz Dietrich Suppan will be at the library to discuss the Radium Girls of Ottawa who used radium to paint luminous dials after World War I. Considered a miracle drug it became a deadly poison that plagued the girls who worked with radium.

International Space Station

Thursday, August 1st, @ 6:30pm

NASA Ambassador Sandulla Epsicokhan will be at the library to discuss what makes the International Space Station so important to understanding our planet and our universe we live in. Listen to plans going on now and what is in store for the space station.

World War I and World War II

Sunday, July 28th @ 2:00 P.M.

Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss both World Wars significant events that thrust the United States into both.

Hennepin Story Time

Hennepin Story Time

Every Friday @ 10:30am

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


Movie Day

Saturday, July 27th @ 2:00 P.M.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be playing at the library. Snacks will be provided.

Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion Group

Monday, August 5th @ 1:00 P.M.
Monday, August 19th @ 1:00 P. M.

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!

Lego Hour

Lego Logo

June 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th @ 5:30 P.M.

Kids play with Legos for an hour.

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.


Books and Brunch

Saturday, August 3rd @ 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

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

IDNR Hummingbirds and Butterfly Gardens


Thursday, July 25th @ 3:00 P.M.

Lisa Sons from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Natural Resource Coordinator Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. She will be at the library discussing Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens.

Library Closed

Condit (Putnam) branch of the P.C. Library District will be closed for maintenance until further notice.

Please do not leave books in containers. Return all material to the Hennepin Branch. All holds will need to be picked up at the Hennepin Branch.


Build Rockets!

Tuesday, July 23rd @ 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Thursday, July 25th @ 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Magnolia Days

Saturday, August 17

@ 11:00 A.M.
At the Ballfield STEM Demonstrations involving aerospace stomp, robotics, 3D printing, and more!

@ 1:00 P.M.
Chase Chickens and Stick Horse Races

Jr. Chef Quesadilla Party

Jr. Chef Quesadilla Party

Tuesday, August 6th

3:00 P.M.

The University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Program. Invites youth 5-12. Learn how to make healthy quesadilla snacks and learn how to cook. Contact the Marshall/Putnam Extension office (309)-364-2356 and contact Susan Glassman (815)224-0889

Story Hour


Saturday, August 3rd @ 10:00 A.M.

First Saturday of the month a guest reader comes in.

Craft Hour


Friday, August 16th @ 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Kids have the opportunity to create a craft at the library.


Movie Night

Wednesday, August 21st

5:30 P.M.

Watch a mystery movie at the library.

Monarchs on the Move Activity

Wednesday, August 7th @3:30pm

Come and learn about one of our favorite beneficial insects, the monarch butterfly.

Books and Brunch


Saturday, August  10th @ 9:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M.

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