Putnam County Public Library District announces May events

All Putnam County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day

The Putnam County Public Library District will be hosting a variety of events in the month of May. All Putnam County libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.

Hennepin branch, 214 N. Fourth St.

Hennepin Public Library will have a Homework Helper available during library hours of 9 a.m. to noon.

Sidewalk chalk will be available all day on Thursday, May 26.

Bad Art Craft will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Participants will be able to pick up craft supplies at the library to work on at home. This month’s craft is bottle planters.

Cricut MakerSpace all-day events will be Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13. Participants will learn how to use the Cricut Maker. This month’s craft will be fabric flowers.

Ancestry.com Genealogy Beginner Training will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. Susan Campbell will teach participants how to use and search on the ancestry.com library edition and use the genealogy tools needed to look up family ancestors.

Get Caught Reading in the month of May. Select books in the library will have bookmarks and participants who find them will receive a prize.

Granville branch, 214 S. McCoy St., Granville

Story Hour Online is at 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning.

Granville Story Hour is at 11 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at the library. The meetings will take place in the park beginning Wednesday, May 4.

Book Discussion Group is at 1 p.m. every first and third Monday.

May crafts take place all month. Participants will get to make Mexican paper flowers.

Tree Detectives activity for youth takes place all month.

Ballet Folklorico De Colores is at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Hopkins Park. Meet at the park to watch the Mendota ballet group.

Homework Helper for students is until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Putnam (Condit) branch, 105 N. Center St.

Bottle Cap Crafts is on Tuesday, May 10. It’s a crafts to go event. Pickup is during library hours. The craft this month is bottle cap flowers.

Books and Brunch is the first Saturday of the month during library hours.

Magnolia branch, 114 N. Chicago St.

Get Caught Reading in the month of May. Select books in the library will have bookmarks and participants who find them will receive a prize.

Story Hour is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Attendees will be writing a poem to mom.

Life of a Butterfly is at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Participants will be preparing and documenting butterflies for three weeks before releasing them. Release is tentative on hatching.

Baking by Good Books is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. Father Dominic from St. Bede will be stopping by the library to discuss some good books for baking.

Sidewalk Chalk is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Homework Helper will be available during library hours.

McNabb branch, 322 W. Main St.

Get Caught Reading in the month of May. Select books in the library will have bookmarks and participants who find them will receive a prize.

Planting a garden is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 4.

The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Gibbons will explain her love and devotion to her husband, John F. Kennedy, and their children, her life before and after John, how his assassination affected her, her marriage to Aristotle Onassis and more.

Bad Art Craft is all morning on Saturday, May 21. Participants will be able to pick up craft supplies at the library to work on at home. This month’s craft is bottle planters.

Sidewalk Chalk is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.

Homework Helper is every Wednesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m..

Standard Library bBranch, 128 First St:

Standard Craft 2 Go Kits are available during library hours Thursday, May 19. The craft this month will be a hanging bee craft.