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By Jolene Kronschnabel

Enjoy a treat when stopping in this week. Hawkins Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting an open house through April 16. Visit and explore the library to discover the many free services offered locally including books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, eBooks, public computers, WiFi, on-line learning programs and data bases, Preschool Story Time, LEGORAMA!, STEM programming, a Summer Reading program, Interlibrary loans, craft days, book club, Monday morning coffee, Hawkins Handcrafters, community events, movie afternoons, copies, faxing, games and jigsaw puzzles, books for daycare centers, and more!
Children will read about rainbows at Preschool Story Time adding a little color to their day on Thursday, April 14, at 10:30 AM.
Knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, or do whatever handwork or crafts you like from 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, April 14, at Hawkins Handcrafters.
Norm of the North is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, April 20. When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland. Rated PG, Animation/Adventure/Comedy, plays 1 hr. 30 min.
Children will learn about being green and taking care of the planet when they celebrate Earth Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 AM.
Headquarters has pulled the plug on The Red Lobster. Now manager Manny DeLeon needs to navigate a tricky last shift and find the present that will make everything better. The discussion is on Monday, April 25 at 1 PM for another great book club read – Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket. Make a basket for May Day Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30.
Compete in the 2016 DASH for the STASH, an investor education and protection program and contest taking place through May 15 at the library. Log the correct answers for all four posters and be entered in a drawing to receive a $1,000 Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution.