By Jolene Kronschnabel

Preschool Story Time begins again on Thursday, January 7, 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 at 8 AM in the library when you pick up your books, magazines, and movies for the week. Or just come in and visit!
On Thursday, January 14, preschoolers will read about snowmen at Story Time. Snowmen stories start at 10:30 AM.
Bring a project to work on and join the Hawkins’ Handcrafters group from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, January 14.
Pan is the movie on Monday, January 18, at 1:15 PM. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny — to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
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 to 8 PM on Tuesday, January 19. The library will have coloring pages, pens and pencils, and beverages. All adults are invited.
Five Years in Heaven, by John Schlimm, is the January 25, 1 PM book club discussion selection. What is heaven on earth? The answer lies in this true story of one young man’s journey to find hope and purpose. There is still time to get a copy of this book and join the discussion.
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 that are rated G, PG, PG-13, or TV series. DVDs are added to the library’s collection and replace movies that have been damaged or are missing.