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

Illinois Libraries Presents: Ruth E. Carter

Illinois Libraries Presents: Ruth E. Carter
ZOOM EVENT ATTENDEE REGISTRATION LINK
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mo_1e3OsR9-1p0vWcKA1Qw
OR
bit.ly/ILP_RuthCarter

Ruth E. Carter: Interweaving Tradition and Imagination through Costume Design
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Join us for a special event with Ruth E. Carter, two-time Academy Award-winning costume designer. Carter made history as the first Black person to win an Academy Award in Best Costume Design for the film, Black Panther. She received a second Academy Award in the same category for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Neighborhood Forest Program

The Putnam County Public Library District is thrilled to partner with Neighborhood Forest by offering free tree saplings to area youth to plant for Earth Day and Arbor Day. In order to receive a free tree sapling, parents or guardians will need to register their child(ren) via online form by March 15th. The form also provides optional choices to either donate and/or purchase additional trees or tree-related educational resources.
Register via: https://shorturl.at/emsBX.

The trees will be shipped to the Granville Branch of the Putnam County Library District, and can be picked up during Earth Week, April 22nd through April 30th. Each sapling will come with instructions for planting and care.
For more information about receiving a free tree sapling, please contact Neighborhood Forest Program Coordinator, Rachael Blomquist, at the Granville Branch, by phone: 815-339-2038 or by
email: rblomquist@putnamcountylibrary.org.

About Neighborhood Forest
Neighborhood Forest gives free trees to youth every Earth Day. The organization has reached over 1,500 schools, libraries, and youth groups –engaged over 500,000 families – and planted over 130,000 trees through the hands of families across North America since 2010. For more information about this Neighborhood Forest, visit www.neighborhoodforest.org.

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

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, March 22nd at 7:30 P.M. at Library and 8:00 P.M. for the Easter Egg Hunt
Meet at Library first for a story and meet with the Easter Bunny. Then head over to the Walter Durley Boyle Park for the Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes include candy, small prizes, and a couple of baskets. Age 0 to Grade 3. Rain Date will be Saturday, March 23rd.

Cricut MakerSpace

Cricut MakerSpace
Week of March 11 – 15
Come in to learn how to use the Cricut Maker on select Thursdays and Fridays. Crafty Adults and Teens Welcome! All Day event. Call ahead. This month is Monogram Necklaces.

Library of Things Demos

Library of Things Demos
March – May Thursdays @ 11:00 A.M.
We will be demonstrating an activity from our Library of things together with patrons.

STEAM 2 Go!

STEAM 2 Go!
STEAM Craft to go project. All Month long. Pick up during library hours. March we are doing Lucky Charm Catapults.

STEAM 2 Go!

STEAM 2 Go!
STEAM Craft to go project. All Month long.
Pick up during library hours. This month craft is Milk Jug Greenhouse.

Hennepin Book Club

Hennepin Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 P.M.

For January they will be reading “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann

Coffee and cocoa station

Coffee and cocoa station.
All winter long
Enjoy a warm beverage while working on our puzzle table for the winter.

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.

Granville

Rock Snakes

Rock Snakes
Every Tuesday and Saturday March 2nd, 16th, 30th During Library Hours
Make a rock snake for your garden.

Library of Things Demos

Library of Things Demos
March – May Fridays at 11:00 A.M.
We will be demonstrating an activity from our Library of things together with patrons.

Expired: Story Time

Granville

Story Time
Wednesdays @ 11:15 P.M.
We’ll share a story, learning based activities, and a snack. Our children’s room always offers educational games, puzzles and blocks.

Coffee and cocoa station

Coffee and cocoa station.
All winter long
Enjoy a warm beverage while working on our puzzle table for the winter.

Brick Builders club

Brick Builders club
1st and 2nd Tuesday evenings every month
Ages 5 and up. Legos will be available and creations will be displayed for 2 weeks.

Ready set read

Ready set read
Every Friday @ 10:30 A.M.
Emergent Readers will explore readers and first chapter books. We’ll read a book and do a follow-up an activity together.

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time
Every Wednesday @ 10:30 A.M.
Children 2-5 are invited to explore a sensory activity and then share a snack and story.

Homework Helper

Homework Helper

Tuesdays until 7:00 P.M.

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

Putnam

Books and Brunch

Books & Brunch
First Saturday of the month during library hours. Food, Books, and Friends.

Magnolia

Homework Helpers

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

Story Hour

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

McNabb

Homework Helpers

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

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The Starved Rock Massacre of 1769, Fact or Fiction

The Starved Rock Massacre of 1769, Fact or Fiction
Thursday, March 7th at 12:30 P.M.
Were the Illinois Indians destroyed by their enemies, the Potawatomi and Ottawa Indians, at Starved Rock in 1769, or, is the famous Legend of Starved Rock merely a fanciful fiction that flowed from the pens of creative 19th century writers? This presentation examines the earliest, most popular, and most influential accounts of the incident and compares these accounts with period documents and archaeological investigations to determine whether or not the massacre was an actual historic event.