By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Story Time preschoolers will enjoy activities with animals in winter at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 25. Read about groundhogs, birds and bears, oh my!
Bring any type of craft, or handwork and join others for conversation and inspiration from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, February 25, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters.
LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is on Tuesday, March 1, from 4 to 5:30 PM. Dig in and create with bins of exciting LEGO pieces.
The library is in need of new or used Duplo Blocks for our youngest builders for the LEGORAMA program. Donations can be dropped off at the library.
The Good Dinosaur is the movie on Wednesday, March 2. In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. This free movie starts at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, 93 minutes, animation/adventure/ comedy.
Preschoolers will celebrate Dr. Seuss at Story Time on Thursday, March 3, 10:30 AM. Come in for all sorts of Dr. Seuss reading and fun for these youngsters!
The Samurai’s Garden, by Gail Tsukiyama, is the March Book Club selection. Stephen, a 20-year-old Chinese painter, is sent to his family’s summer home to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Stephen learns Matsu’s secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Register and check out a book, then chat with this group on Monday, March 28, at 1 PM.
Designate Hawkins Memorial Library as your favorite charitable organization on AmazonSmile. This is an automatic way to support the library at no cost to you when you shop smile.amazon.com. To choose your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com, select “Change your Charity” in your account, type Hawkins Memorial Library, and select City of La Porte City. Thank you.