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

Library Closed Holiday

Library Closed
Monday, July 5th
Putnam County Public Library District will be closed due to Independence Day (Observed) Have a wonderful and safe Holiday! We will reopen Tuesday, July 6th.

Hennepin

DIY Water Rockets

DIY Water Rockets
Thursday, July 15th @ 6:00 P.M.
We will be building and launching outside the library

Walking Club Pop-Up

Walking Club Pop-Up
University of Illinois Extension Office Program for youth, ages 8-12.
July 12, 14 & 16 from 2:00 -3:00 PM.
Youth will be setting a goal and learning to count their steps, we will be completing some crafts and trying new activities (like giant walking shoes), and learning nutrition facts. A snack is included. They will be required to have on their mask and we’ll follow social distance guidelines.

Bad Art Craft July

Bad Art Craft
Thursday, July 8th: All Day
Clay Plant Impressions. Grab and Go Craft Art Program for all audiences. Select Thursdays.

National Bomb Pop Day

National Bomb Pop Day
Thursday, June 24th All Day
Stop by the library to get a FREE Bomb Pop

Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture

Wild Boar to Baconfest: Pigs in History and Popular Culture
Sunday, June 13th @ 1:00 P.M.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820453393
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Survey after the program: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820453393
Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Cynthia Clampitt will be presenting this program.
Pigs were the first food animals to be domesticated, so they have a history with humans that goes back more than 12,000 years. Antiquity is only one of the reasons, however, that pork is the most commonly eaten meat in the world. This odd, contradictory animal offers a great range of advantages when it comes to feeding large populations, especially urban populations, though historically, it has also offered several disadvantages. Once pigs were introduced to the Americas, they became an almost instant success, raised by settlers but also valued by Native Americans. As the Midwest opened, pigs moved west, and numbers grew rapidly. From Cincinnati, known in the early 1800s as Porkoplis, the center of pork culture moved to Chicago, Sandburg’s “Hog butcher for the world.” Pigs offer culinary delight and potential medical advances, but also create some challenges. So the topic of pigs is as far-ranging as the pigs themselves.

Reading Colors Your World Summer Baskets.   

Reading Colors Your World Summer Baskets.                              

Four baskets will be available. Add your name each time you visit the library for the month of June. We will announce the winners Thursday, July 1st.

Granville

July Craft

July Craft

Saturday, July 3rd All Morning

Straw Fireworks & Pom-Pom Flag painting

Summer Reading Basket

Summer Reading Basket
First Week of July until the week before school. For every book, audiobook, or dvd you checkout and return you get to enter your name toward the drawing. Enjoy your summer.

Granville Story Hour

Preschool Story Time

Granville Story Hour

Every Tuesday @ Hopkins Park @ 11:00 A.M. in the shelter.

Stop in for a story & craft! See our Friends!  For children 2 – 5 years of age.

Of course, we will be following these protocols: social distancing.

Putnam

Magnolia

Story Hour

Story hour in Magnolia
First Saturday of the Month @ 10:00 A.M.

Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye

Tuesday, June 29th @ 4:00 P.M.

Shirts, face mask, & socks

Flutist Ken Troyan

Flutist Ken Troyan
Tuesday, July 13th
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Ken will be playing Native American Flute concert outside of the library. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

McNabb

Bad Art Craft July

Bad Art Craft
Saturday, July 10th All Morning
Clay Plant Impressions. Grab and Go Craft Art Program for all audiences. Select Thursdays.

Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye
Wednesday, June 30th @ 4:00 P.M.
Shirts, masks, & socks

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