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By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
 
  Preschoolers will have really cool snowman books and activities to keep them busy on Thursday, January 12. Story Time begins at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet from 1-3 PM on Thursday, January 12. Bring a project to work on and join the group.
Storks is the movie on Monday, January 16, at 1:15 PM. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 87 min.
Color and Connect, our coloring program for adults, is 6-8 PM, Tuesday, January 17. The library has coloring pages, pens and pencils. Reduce stress and anxiety, help your fine motor skills and vision, train your brain to focus, and be social by coloring!
Children can warm up to stories about winter clothes at Preschool Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 19.
Little Heathens, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish, is the January 23, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is Kalish’s story of growing up on an Iowa farm during the depths of the Great Depression. This childhood memoir shows how the right stuff can make even the bleakest of times seem like “quite a romp.” Grab a copy of this book from the library and join the discussion.
Patrons can renew their borrowed books, magazines, and DVDs online. Visit www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, click the catalog tab, and log into your account using your patron and telephone numbers. Update your email and phone number here, view a list of items checked out, and renew, reserve, or bookmark materials. You can also choose to receive warning, overdue, and reserve notices by text or email.
Available on our library website is EBSCOhost. This database provides nearly 1,700 periodicals dating as far back as 1975. EBSCOhost Online Research Databases offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, and more.
Thank you to the many thoughtful people who donated items requested on our Wish Tree. Receiving your gifts, such as games and books, helps support the library more than you know.


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