The Putnam County Library will once again present “Eclipses Explained” this Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. This fun, educational program is appropriate for all ages. NASA certified experts, Dr. Mary Kidd and Dr. Stephen Robinson of TTU, will provide information to families about the total solar eclipse and the science behind why they happen. Attendees of this program will receive a free pair of eclipse viewing glasses. Supplies are limited.
Thanks to WCTE we will also have special guest Jet Propulsion from PBS Kids show Ready Jet Go!
Solar viewing glasses are provided by STAR_Net – a production of the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning in collaboration with the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. Major funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health.
Check out the full schedule of events happening around Putnam County at Cookeville SEE https://visitcookevilletn.com/solar-eclipse.
Monterey Branch Quilt Club
The Quilt Club at the Monterey Branch Library offers quilters of all skill levels a chance to meet and encourage one another. Share your current quilting project with others this Tuesday at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come join. For questions call Ms. Dean at the Monterey Branch Library at (931) 839-2103.
Baxter Book Bunch
The Baxter Book Bunch will meet this Friday at 11:15 a.m. at the Baxter Branch Library to discuss When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell. This event is open to the public. New attendees are welcome.
Celebrate the eclipse with Mrs. Donovan at Storytime this week. Stories will include Rosha and the Sun by Mary Jo Gerson, Papagayo by Gerald McDermott, and the Native Alaskan legend How Raven Brought Light to the People. Storytime at the Putnam County Library is held each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10 a.m.
As part of our Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, the Putnam County Library would like to invite children of all ages to join us this Tuesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. as we work on Creating Our Community.
This program will introduce children to local landmarks and discuss the idea of community. It will begin with a community themed story time by children’s librarian, Chelsea Gifford.
Everyone will then work with art education teacher Breanna Kincaid to create a collaborative artwork of our town buildings and special places. They will also have the opportunity to create a take home painting to remind them that they are a small part of something bigger. We will be using acrylic paint on canvas, so please dress appropriately!
Through this program, we hope to encourage social interaction, tactile learning, idea sharing, and the use of various resources to create a lasting work of art that represents this wonderful community of which we are a part.
In addition to a take home piece of art, each child will also be able to take home a book to keep. We believe that every child should have access to books in the home. Our hope is that by providing children with a fun, educational hands-on program and a book that they can take home, we will nurture a generation of lifelong learners.
The collaborative paintings will be displayed in the lobby of the Putnam County Library from July 17 – September 15.
This program was made possible by the generous support of the Cookeville Junior Women’s Club.
Visit pclibrary.org for a full schedule of events for the Algood, Baxter, and Monterey Branch Libraries and the Putnam County Library. All programs are free and open to the public!
Lunch at the Putnam County Library
Learning and good nutrition doesn’t end when school lets out! The Putnam County Library is offering free meals for anyone between the ages of 0 and 18 every Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 11 a.m. during the months of June and July as part of our Summer Reading Program.
This program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. As a requirement of participation, food must be consumed on site. This program is done in partnership with the Putnam County School System and made possible by the TN Department of Human Services through the USDA Summer Meals Program.
Putnam County Library Summer Reading Events
The Children’s Library will host Family Creative Learning Workshops this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Using PBS KIDS ScratchJr, kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite characters from Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, WordGirl and Peg + Cat! The storytelling possibilities are endless with this creative coding app. This program is appropriate for children ages 5-8. Family participation encouraged.
Join us this Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. as the Science Guys show kids how science builds a better world! Kids will use pulleys, defy gravity, have a tug-o-war, and launch a catapult! This program is recommended for ages five and up. This program will be adapted for a teen audience on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Everyone’s favorite teen summer reading tradition is back! Meet at CyberTag this Thursday from 1-2 p.m. for some team-building fun. This event is free and open to ages 12-17. CyberTag is located at 41 South Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501.
Algood, Baxter, and Monterey Summer Reading Events
Children’s Program – Illusionist Tim Sharp will be at the Algood Branch Library this Monday, June 5 at 3 p.m., and at the Baxter Branch Library this Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. There will be magic, jokes, and fun for the entire family! This event is open to all ages.
Teen Program – Mr. David Coulter of First Volunteer Bank will be at the Monterey Branch Library this Tuesday, June 6 at 2 p.m. to teach teens how to build a secure financial future.
Children’s Program – Miss Sugar Maple will be at the Monterey Branch Library for a special Story Time on Wednesday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Stories will be on the environment and the importance of trees. She hopes to see you there!
Adult Program – Ms. Julie Bohannon of the Monterey Depot Museum will be at the Monterey Branch Library on Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. for an adult program on the importance of local history. She will also you how you can preserve your history for future generations.
Check out pclibrary.org for a full schedule of events!