By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Thursday, January 22 at Story Time, preschoolers will read all about winter fun and activities. The program starts at 10:30 AM.
January is International Creativity Month, so bring a creative craft or handwork project and enjoy chatting with others on a cold afternoon when Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, January 22, from 1 to 3 PM.
You should read this book and join the discussion. Thompson’s collection of twelve dazzling stories, offer wit, humor, and razor-sharp perception, and are a fictional primer on how Americans live day to day. Do Not Deny Me, by Jean Thompson, is the January 26, 1 PM book club discussion selection.
Children will let their imaginations fly with stories about birds at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, January 29, at 10:30 AM.
There is a great selection of sale books by authors with last names beginning with G, H, and I on the sale shelves. They are buy one, get one free in January.
Getting cabin fever with this cold winter weather? Remember there is coffee every Monday morning at 8 AM, and a jigsaw puzzle out and ready for you to work on. It’s always warm and friendly at the library.
Why rent movies when you can borrow them from the library? We have more than 2,100 titles for children, teens, and adults, available at no charge for a week.
This year there were 928 books in our Christmas book tree. Congratulations to Melissa Erdahl for having the closest guess of 921.
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.