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

Library Closed

All Putnam County Libraries
Library Closed
Monday October 11th
We will be closed for Columbus Day. We will reopen Tuesday, October 12th.

Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten

Putnam County Public Library District will be offering a new service.
Read 1000 Books before Kindergarten.
Do you have a child between the ages of 0-5? We will be offering prizes for every 100 books that are read to your child until they reach 1000 books. For more information stop by any of our library branches to pick up your first logbook.

Hennepin

Cricut MakerSpace

Cricut MakerSpace
Thursday, October 14th @ 6:00 P.M.
Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays.
6:00 P.M. or earlier if you call ahead. This Month’s craft is Halloween Tote Bags.

Ottawa Tent Colony

Ottawa Tent Colony
Thursday, September 30 @ 6:30 P.M.
Author Jim Ridings will be presenting. “The Illustrated History of the Ottawa Tent Colony” tells the story of tuberculosis treatment in the early 1900s. There was no cure for tuberculosis when the Ottawa Tent Colony opened in 1904 along the south shore of the Illinois River. Dr. James W. Pettit of Ottawa started his colony with the revolutionary idea of treating TB with fresh air and a nutritious diet. Patients were kept outdoors in tents, in weather that could be 20 degrees below zero or a 100 degree heat wave. They also were fed a nutritious yet incredibly fattening diet. It seems odd, but it worked for patients in the early stage of the disease. Tuberculosis attacks the lungs and wastes away the body. The fresh air and food worked to reverse those effects. The book tells the story of the early days of the facility and how it grew into the LaSalle County Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Stories of TB treatment elsewhere is chronicled, as well as another TB tent colony at Buffalo Rock — and how Buffalo Rock almost was sold to a sand company to be leveled. Tuberculosis has been the number one killer in human history. Tuberculosis pandemics from the 1600s to the 1800s wiped out half the population of Europe several times. In just the last 200 years, The Centers For Disease Control and the World Health Organization have estimated that TB killed one billion people worldwide. The CDC and WHO said that by the dawn of the nineteenth century, TB had killed one in seven of all the people who ever lived. Even today, TB kills 1.6 million people worldwide every year.

Bad Art

Bad Art Craft
Thursday, September 23rd All Day
Craft this month is Paper bag Indian corn.

Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft
Thursday, October 21st All Day
Pumpkin Pavers. Grab and Go Craft Art Program for all audiences.

Curious George

Curious George
Thursday, September 16th @ 6:30 P.M.
Adriane Shore will be discussing her love and collection of Curious George. There will be a short presentation, a display and also showing of the documentary film Monkey Business. Monkey Business documents the adventures of Margaret and H.A. Rey that inspired them to create Curious George. Though some of the film is artfully animated the film is not geared toward a young audience.

Expired: Cricut MakerSpace

Cricut MakerSpace

Thursday, September 9th @ 6:00 P.M.

Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays.

6:00 P.M. or earlier if you call ahead. This Month’s craft is Fall Pillow Cover.

Golden Tickets

Golden Tickets

For National Library Card sign-up month in September we will have Golden Tickets hidden

inside select books in the library. The ones who find them will receive a prize. 

Hennepin and McNabb Library Branches Only.

Granville

October Crafts

October Crafts
Saturday, October 2nd @ 9:00 A.M. – Noon
Fingerprint bats & Foil Printed Fall Tree Art

August Craft

August Craft

Saturday, August 7th All Morning

Dixie Cup Squirrel & Easy Snack Bag Butterfly

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.

Baking by Good Books

Cancelled
Baking by Good Books
Tuesday, September 14th @ 6:00 P.M.
Fr. Dominic from St. Bede will be stopping by the library discussing some good books for baking.

Lego building

Lego Building
Saturday, September 25th @ 4:00 P.M.

IHCC (In Home Care Connection)

IHCC (In Home Care Connection)
Tuesday, September 28th @ 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Learn and know more about IHCC (In Home Care Connection).

Cricket Rice Adult Painting

Cricket Rice Adult Painting
Tuesday, October 12th @ 6:00 P.M.
Barn Scene with Sunflowers. Register limit 15 adults.

Pumpkin Time

Pumpkin Time
Thursday, October 14th @ 4:00 P.M.
The University of Illinois Extension office program.

McNabb

Bad Art Craft

Bad Art Craft
Saturday, September 25th @ 9:00 A.M. – Noon
Craft this month is Paper bag Indian corn.

Golden Tickets

Golden Tickets

For National Library Card sign-up month in September we will have Golden Tickets hidden

inside select books in the library. The ones who find them will receive a prize. 

Hennepin and McNabb Library Branches Only.

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The Eerie Similarities between John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

The Eerie Similarities between John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, September 28th @ 12:30 P.M.
John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln held two presidencies, both one hundred years apart. Though different moments in time, both men’s lives which included their wives, their children, and the times they lived in, ran directly parallel in time to each other.
Historian, Jim Gibbons, will present the similarities between our 35th and 16th Presidents of the United States from the number of children each had, to the letters in their last names, and to the places where they were to die. Gibbons will present to you many of the similarities that repeatedly and eerily mapped these presidents’ paths which headed both men straight towards their tragic rendezvous with destiny!