By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Preschool Story Time is on Thursday, January 4, at 10:30 AM with children celebrating the New Year. If there is a school late start, or cancellation, Story Time will not be held.

Warm up with coffee on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM in the library and pick up your books, magazines and movies for the week. Or just come in and visit!

On Thursday, January 11, 10:30 AM preschoolers will read about winter fun and snow activities at Story Time.

Bring a project to work on and join the Hawkins’ Handcrafters group from 1-3 PM on Thursday, January 11. It’s a great break in your week.

Leap! is the movie on Monday, January 15, at 1:15 PM. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees to Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 29 min.

Reduce stress and anxiety, help your fine motor skills and vision, train your brain to focus, and be social by coloring! Color and Connect, a coloring program for adults, is 6-8 PM on Tuesday, January 16. The library has supplies, or you can bring your own.

Borrow your e-Books and audio books from the library through the BRIDGES program. Click the BRIDGES link on our website, www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, and browse the BRIDGES library. E-Books and audio books are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you.

Do you own DVDs that you no longer watch? Consider donating them to the library. We will take new or used movies, and TV series. DVDs are added to the library’s collection and replace movies that have been damaged or are missing.

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