Category Archives: Adult Services

Play Mah Jongg @ the Library

Mah Jongg

Join us for an open game of Mah Jongg on March 29th from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM. For those who know the game (not the computer version) and those who want to watch and learn.

Making and Baking with Bridgette!

Making & Baking with Bridgette

Putnam County Public Library is happy to welcome DePauw student Bridgette Lang back for another season of Making and Baking with Bridgette. For the spring season, the 5-part series will include making bath bombs, dream catchers, French crepes, and homemade bird feeders. Bridgette Lang is a third-year student at DePauw and has been a volunteer at the library since 2015. Bridgette has been crafting and baking with her grandmother for as long as she can remember, and she hopes to share her love for creativity with the patrons of the library! Her goal for this series is to show the Putnam County community how a few easy steps can turn into beautiful (and delicious) creations!

The schedule of events for the spring season of Making and Baking with Bridgette will be as follows:
March 1st, 4-5:30 – Marbled Mugs
March 22nd, 4-5:30 – Bath bombs
April 5th, 4-5:30 – Dream Catchers
April 19th, 4-5:30 – Birdfeeder Wreaths
May 3rd, 4-5:30 – Crepes

All events will be free of charge, but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Patrons can sign up at the circulation desk of the library or over the phone by calling 765-653-2755.

Jobs for Felons

jobs-for-felons-hubJobs for Felons

With over 60,000 monthly website visitors and 5,000+ email subscribers, Jobs for Felons is the largest FREE resource on the internet focused on helping felons get employed and have successful reentry into society after prison.

Free DMV Practice Tests

336-280PCPL is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

This partnership allows the Putnam County Public Library to harness the power of Driving-Tests.org’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.

May Computer Classes

Registration is Now Open for May Computer Classes

Putnam County Public Library will be offering four computer classes in May. The computer classes being offered are hands-on classes and are designed to introduce patrons to specific tools.


On Friday, April 28th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Introduction to Social Networking will introduce patrons to a variety of websites devoted to socializing with others online and discuss ways to protect privacy while enjoying a rich online social life. Click here to sign up for Introduction to Social Networking.


On Friday, May 5th, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Introduction to Cloud Computing will introduce patrons to cloud computing, demonstrate free cloud software from Google and Microsoft, and explain why cloud computing is the way the world will be using computers in the future. Click here to sign up for Introduction to Cloud Computing.


On Tuesday, May 16th, from noon to 2:00 pm, Managing Your Digital Photos will discuss the basics of importing and exporting digital photographs from your camera or phone to your computer, give tips on organizing large numbers of photos, new and creative ways of managing photos across different devices like phones, tablets, and cameras, and demonstrate some basic photo editing techniques. Click here to sign up for Introduction Managing Your Digital Photos.


On Tuesday, May 23rd, from noon to 2:00 pm, Introduction to Word Processing will introduce patrons to using typewriter like word processing software like Microsoft Word and discuss cheaper and free alternatives to Microsoft. Click here to sign up for Introduction Introduction to Word Processing.


On Tuesday, May 30th, from noon to 2:00 pm, Advanced Word Processing will discuss the more advanced features of modern word processing software. Click here to sign up for Introduction Advanced Word Processing.


All classes are for beginners and are free and open to the public but registration is required since space is limited. Classes are two hours long with a break.