By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

On Thursday, January 11, 10:30 AM preschoolers will read about winter fun and snow activities at Story Time.

Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet from 1-3 PM on Thursday, January 11. Bring a project to work on and join the group.

Leap! is the movie on Monday, January 15, at 1:15 PM. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees to Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 29 min.

Color and Connect, our coloring program for adults, is 6-8 PM, Tuesday, January 16. The library has coloring pages, pens and pencils. Reduce stress and anxiety, help your fine motor skills and vision, train your brain to focus, and be social by coloring!

Preschoolers will have really cool snowman books and activities to keep them busy on Thursday, January 18. Story Time begins at 10:30 AM

Grab a copy of the Book Club book from the library and join the discussion. Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult, is the January 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. It’s the riveting story of a murder that shatters the picturesque calm of Amish country — and tests the heart and soul of the lawyer defending the woman at the center of the storm.

Patrons can renew their borrowed books, magazines, and DVDs online. Visit www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, click the catalog tab and log into your account using your patron and telephone numbers. Update your email and phone number here, view a list of items checked out, and renew, reserve, or bookmark materials. You can also choose to receive warning, overdue, and reserve notices by text or email.

Thank you to the many thoughtful people who donated items requested on our Wish Tree. Receiving your gifts, such as games and books, helps support the library more than you know.