All Libraries

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

Closed – Staff Meeting

Friday, September 11th

We will be closed for a staff meeting at 12:00 P.M. and remain closed for the remainder of the day. We will reopen Saturday morning.

Closed – Labor Day

All Putnam County Public Library District Branches will be closed Monday, September 7th

We are closed for Labor Day. We will be reopening Tuesday, September 8th.

Calendar Coloring Contest

Calendar Coloring Contest

Help Putnam County Public Library District design the 2021 calendar. Take just one or all coloring pages home, color, and bring back for a chance to be chosen for a designated month.

There are two sets: One set of six for children 12 and under and there is also a set for adults this year.

Crayons and colored pencils are to be used.
Markers are discouraged.

Submissions can be returned to your local library or any branch in P.C.

The submission deadline is Monday, August 31st.

When submitting a colored page, please put your first and last name and your local library on the back of the page.

Thanks for your submission and Good Luck!

Hennepin

Ottawa Rescue Case on Jim Gray

Ottawa Rescue Case on Jim Gray
Thursday, September 10th @ 6:30 P.M.

In person and virtual on Facebook and Zoom. Zoom Link coming in the future.

Heinz Suppan will be discussing the Underground Railroad that was organized to help runaway slaves seek freedom was nothing new to many residents who lived in Ottawa, Illinois in the1850s. The Northern District of the Illinois State Supreme Court became the scene of a hearing of a runaway slave Jim Gray who had been arrested in Union County in southern Illinois.

Attractions Around the United Kingdom

Attractions Around the United Kingdom
Thursday, September 3rd  @ 6:30 P.M.

In person and virtual on Facebook and Zoom. Zoom Link coming in the future.

Victor Croasdale will be presenting. Take an armchair tour of the United Kingdom. Visit places such as Manchester Oldham and Saddleworth, The historic “Huddersfield Narrow Canal”, North Wales and Angelsey, Haworth and the Brontë home, Carlisle, Hadrian’s Wall, Falkirk wheel, Tay Bridge, Edinburgh, Forth Bridges, Newcastle, Portsmouth Hastings and site of the famous battle in 1066, and London and the Greenwich observatory.

50’s in the Illinois Valley

Thursday, August 27th

6:30 P.M.

Local Author Ron Bluemer will be discussing the 1950’s in the Illinois Valley. Learn the headline stories affecting the Illinois Valley during the 1950s including illicit gambling, nuclear testing, Korean War, murders, and much more. This program will also air on FB Live.

Homework Helper

Hennepin

Homework Helper

Anytime during Library Hours

Starting in Hennepin this Spring. Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours.

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

September Grab & Go Craft

September Grab & Go Craft

Saturday, September 12th

Fall Math Triangle Trees and Puffy Paint Caramel Apples you can pick up at the library.

Jackie Mignone Violin/ Fiddle Music

Tuesday, July 14
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Listen to violin/fiddle music such as Over the Rainbow, Amazing Grace, 1000 Years, and music from Titanic.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Story Time

Every Tuesday @ 11:00 A.M.

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

We will be meeting in Hopkins Park in Granville.

Please note:  The restrooms are not available to us at this time, plan accordingly. 

Bring a blanket or chair. 

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

If it rains, we will gather in the shelter.  

Putnam

Books and Brunch

A morning gathering to enjoy coffee and a light breakfast with fellow readers. First Saturday every month.

It’s a Bug Life

It’s a Bug Life

Saturday, September 12th @ 10:00 A.M.

Register online for the zoom class. TBD if in person.

Buzz on in to learn about insects with the Marshall- Putnam Ag in the Classroom. Pick up materials at any branch in Putnam County.

Abrianne Holler- Ag in the Classroom Community Worker will be presenting the program.

Magnolia

Homework Helpers

Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Story Hour

Magnolia

Story hour

Saturday, September 5th @ 10:00 A.M.

Story hour & take home mystery craft

McNabb

Story hour

Story hour

Wednesday, September 2nd  @ 4:00 P.M.

Story hour & take home family movie bag.

Homework Helpers

Students are welcome to work on homework at the library during library hours on Wednesdays.

Craft Day

Wednesday, August 26th @ 4:00 P.M.
Making Fart Goo

Family Movie Night

Wednesday, August 19th @ 5:30 P.M.
Shrek will be playing at the library.

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From Prairie to Farm to City: Illinois History through Music Hammer Dulcimer Music Illinois Humanities Road Scholar

From Prairie to Farm to City: Illinois History through Music
Hammer Dulcimer Music Illinois Humanities Road Scholar
Tuesday, September 1st @ 12:30 P.M.

Virtual on Facebook Live Only!

Originally developed to Commemorate Illinois’ Bicentennial, this program of music reflects the story of Illinois, which is shaped not only by the land (Prairie, Great Lakes, Mississippi River) but also by the many cultures which have thrived in it, beginning with Native Americans, and including French, German, African-American,

Mexican, and other immigrant groups. The program includes songs about farmers, workers, and labor struggles, as well as disasters and tragedies. Showcasing even a little blues and rock and roll, the program is an informative and entertaining look at Illinois, its history, and its people.

Few musicians play and sing while accompanying themselves on this fascinating instrument, whose name means “beautiful song”. Phil Passen does both.