By Jolene Kronschnabel

Bring whatever handwork you like from 1-3 PM, Thursday, August 13, for Hawkins Handcrafters. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, scrapbook, make jewelry…with friendly and crafty people.
Mark your calendars for LEGORAMA on Monday, August 17, and race in for this creative LEGO building program from 2-3:30 PM. Superman, The Movie is showing at the library on Wednesday, August 19, at 1:15 PM. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is the August Book Club selection on Monday, August 24, at 1 PM. In the beginning, the Walls family lived like nomads, and then later retreated to a dismal West Virginia mining town. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves. Read the book and meet with this group for the discussion.
Register now for Preschool Story Time, beginning on Thursday, September 10. Stories, crafts, games and other entertaining activities are presented Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year for preschool-aged youngsters.
Free practice tests for ACT, SAT, and other college exams are available on the library website. LearningExpress college prep tests offer a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, admissions essays, and more. Go to www.laportecity.lib.ia.us and click on LearningExpress 3.0 to start preparing.
From July 2014 through June 2015 library users saved more than $250,000 by checking out materials from Hawkins Memorial Library, rather than purchasing them. The library is a great value to you and to the community. Use it!