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Putnam County Library District announces August programs

The Putnam County Library District has announced programs for August.

Hennepin

• Thursday, Aug. 27 — Local Author Ron Bluemer will discussing the 1950s in the Illinois Valley at 6:30 p.m. Participants can learn about the headline stories affecting Illinois Valley during the 1950s including illicit gambling, nuclear testing, Korean War, murders and much more. This will be on Facebook Live.

Granville

• Saturday. Aug. 1 — A “Grab N’ Go” pick up and take home craft, popsicle stick pencils and paper plate felt apples, will be available at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 — John Lynn will present “Dead People of Illinois” at 5 p.m. He will share tales of where famous people of the state are buried and where the creepiest tombstones lie.

• Every Tuesday — A story time will be at 11 a.m. for children ages 2 to 5. They will meet in Hopkins Park in Granville. Please note that the restrooms are not available at this time. Participants should bring a blanket or chair. Social distancing protocol will be followed. In case of rain, participants will gather in the shelter.

McNabb

• Wednesday, Aug. 5 — Story time in Peggy’s Corner will be at 6 p.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 19 — A family movie night featuring “Shrek” will be at 5:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Aug. 26 — A craft day event will be at 4 p.m. Participants will make fart goo.

Magnolia

• Saturday, Aug. 1. — A story time with craft will be at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 4 — A family movie night featuring “Rio 2” will be at 6 p.m. Tacos in a bag will be served.

• Saturday, Aug. 8 — Kids can play the Wii at the library starting at 10 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 11 — A hands-on activity, where participants can build a catapult, will be at 5 p.m.

• Friday, Aug. 14 — A book sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. during Magnolia Days.

• Saturday, Aug. 15 — A book sale and chalk art event will be from 9 a.m. to noon during Magnolia Days.

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