By Jolene Kronschnabel

Children celebrate the season with Christmas tree stories and activities at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 4, at Preschool Story Time. Remember, Story Time is cancelled if there is a late school start, or no school, due to inclement weather.
Register your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club, meeting on Thursday, December 4, at 4 PM. Kids read a chapter book of their choice then meet to tell the other readers about it. It is a great way to hear about good books!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be in the library on Saturday, Dec 6, during La Porte City’s Home for the Holidays celebration. When visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, you can order keepsake pictures and gifts from Photographic Images by Georgia. And be sure to stop to make Christmas crafts and snatch up gift items and goodies at our bake sale between 9 AM and 2 PM.
Maleficent is showing on Wednesday, December 10, at 1:15 PM. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Popcorn comes with the movie.
Preschoolers will have fun with cookies on Thursday, December 11, at Story Time.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, December 11, from 1-3 PM. Bring any project you are working on and join other creative people at the library for work time.
Computer Tech Time is on Tuesday, December 16, at 9 AM. Get computer help and learn programs you choose using LearningExpress, available through the library. Please register to attend. This program is for anyone who needs help on the computer.
Books by Margaret Peterson Haddix will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, December, 16, at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Margaret Peterson Haddix book before the discussion.
Fortune Hunter, by Daisy Goodwin, is the December 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a brilliant novel containing a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures. Get a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
How many books does it take to build a tree? Take a gander at our book tree and make a guess on the number of books used to build it.