By Jolene Kronschnabel
On Tuesday, August 12, during the Curious Science Detectives program, kids will learn about electricity. Activities include circuits and conservation, charges with balloons, and a salt and pepper experiment. Learning sessions are from 1 to 2 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd -5th.  Programs are presented by the Black Hawk Co. Extension 2014 STEM Library Tour.
A Goofy Movie is playing at 1:15 PM, Wednesday, August 12.  When Max makes a preposterous promise to his girlfriend, his chances of fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged on a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.
Kid’s Summer Reading Time Logs; FIZZ, Boom, Read! Challenge; Science Log; and the Mad Scientist Sentinel are due Friday, Aug. 15. Turn your activity sheets in at the library to earn prizes and drawing tickets. And keep reading!
Learn about fishing at the Curious Science Detectives program on Tuesday, August 19. Sessions are from 1 to 2 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd -5th.  The Black Hawk Co. Extension 2014 STEM Library Tour presents this free and fun hands-on program.
Register for Preschool Story Time, which begins on Thursday, Sept 4. Stories, crafts, games and other entertaining activities are presented Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year for preschool-aged youngsters.
LearningExpress has added new computer tutorials to their site. Included are
PowerPoint 2013 courses for basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, and a PowerPoint 2013: What’s New tutorial. This extends the collection of Microsoft Office 2013 products (Word, Access, Project, and Excel) for libraries that have Computer Skills and Popular Software Tutorials. To use these free and educational courses, click on the LearningExpress link on the library website (www.laportecity.lib.ia.us), create an account, go to the Computer Skills Center, and start the module you need.
The next Hawkins Handcrafters will be Thursday, August 28. Plan on joining us.
Sale books by authors with last names beginning with W, X, Y, and Z, are a mere 25¢ during the month of August.  We have recently added new books to our sale shelves for a great selection of popular reads.