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Library of Things Kick-Off

Some of you may be wondering about the new sign in the library lobby. We are excited to announce a new, highly-requested library collection! With generous funding from the Dr. James Elrod fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF), the library has purchased materials for a “Library of Things”.
The Library of Things is a collection of items that are unconventional to libraries but may be of use to the community. This collection will include kitchen appliances, tools, crafting supplies, outdoor games, board games, and a wide array of other items. These items are loanable to the community just like any other library material.
We invite you to celebrate this addition with us at a Library of Things kick-off event. We will preview the items in the collection, as well as provide refreshments and outdoor games. In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, we will host this event in the library parking lot, follow social distancing recommendations, and games will be sanitized after each use.
We hope you will join us as we kick-off this new library collection!

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Observe the Moon: October 2-3

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Observe the Moon: October 2-3

by Adult Programming

This year PCPL is providing links to NASA resources for school-age to adult so that you can engage this yearly moon celebration remotely.

Moon Activities and Resources

1. Look up! The simplest way to observe the Moon is simply to look up. The Moon is the brightest object in our night sky, the second brightest in our daytime sky, and can be seen from all around the world. International Observe the Moon Night is always held near a first-quarter Moon, which means that the near side of the Moon is about half-illuminated. A first-quarter Moon is great for evening observing as it rises in the afternoon and is high above the horizon in the evening. With the naked eye, you can see dark gray seas of cooled lava called mare.

2. Review our viewing guide for more tips on lunar observing.

3. Listen to a fascinating talk by Emily Levesque, Professor of Astronomy at Washington University and author of The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers, which has received rave reviews. Fast forward about 4 minutes to begin Emily’s talk on the science and adventures of being a professional astronomer and on her work at the world’s cutting-edge observatories.

4. Plan a lunar hike with Moon Trek. Moon Trek is an interactive Moon map made using NASA data from our lunar spacecraft. Fly anywhere you’d like on the Moon, calculate the distance or the elevation of a mountain to plan your lunar hike, or layer attributes of the lunar surface and temperature. If you have a virtual reality headset, you can experience Moon Trek in 3D.

5. Start a Moon Journal. International Observe the Moon Night is the perfect time to start a Moon journal. See how the shape of the Moon seems to change over the course of a month, and keep track of where and what time it rises and sets.  To check your work, visit Dial-A-Moon, where you can plug in any date of the year to see the Moon phase. Observe the Moon all year long with these tools and techniques!

6. Watch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Video Gallery. Learn about the Moon’s role in eclipses, look at the Moon’s phases from the far side, and see the latest science portrayed in super high resolution.

7. Listen to a lunar playlist.

We hope you enjoy this year’s remote Observe the Moon activities.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

There is a critical need for all blood types. Save a life, give blood! 
The Putnam County Public Library will maintain health recommendations for this drive, including pre-screening, social distancing and mask-wearing.

Please sign up for an appointment time at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “pcplgreencastle, or call 1-800-RED CROSS!…

These programs are just for adults.

The Nutrition Education Program provides fun, engaging, and free nutrition education lessons to limited-resource youth and adults throughout Indiana. Our virtual lessons teach new skills that can be used at home every day – planning meals, grocery shopping, cooking tips, and simple solutions for healthy eating and physical activity.

All classes take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from July 1st to August 26th. You can sign up for all 9 classes or just the ones that you are interested in. A pre and post-survey will be given to you by Sarah, Purdue Extension, to fill out.

Register: https://forms.gle/7oK9hWkysXL4NRQH7

These programs are just for adults.

The Nutrition Education Program provides fun, engaging, and free nutrition education lessons to limited-resource youth and adults throughout Indiana. Our virtual lessons teach new skills that can be used at home every day – planning meals, grocery shopping, cooking tips, and simple solutions for healthy eating and physical activity.

All classes take place on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from July 1st to August 26th. You can sign up for all 9 classes or just the ones that you are interested in. A pre and post-survey will be given to you by Sarah, Purdue Extension, to fill out.

Register: https://forms.gle/7oK9hWkysXL4NRQH7

These programs are just for adults.

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