By Jolene Kronschnabel, Director

Come in for 4th of July crafts on Wednesday and Thursday, July 2 and 3, from 1 to 6 PM. Show your red, white, and blue spirit by creating patriotic decorations to celebrate the holiday.
The library will be closed for the holiday on Friday, July 4 and will open again at 8 AM Saturday, July 5.
Remember, the library serves coffee every Monday morning at 8 AM to our patrons.
Kids can start a rock collection when they attend the Rocks Rock Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 8, at 6 PM. Learn about rocks and minerals from a geologist in this hands-on program. There will also be dinosaur bones. This program will be held at Hawkins Memorial Library and the La Porte City Historical FFA & Ag Museum.
Jack the Giant Slayer is the movie at 1:15 PM, Wednesday, July 9. The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.
From 1 to 5 PM on Fridays, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, kids can be creative with Summer Reading crafts. Crafts are related to the weekly Summer Reading themes and artists are invited to put their masterpieces in our Summer Reading Art Show to share with library patrons.
Polymer Palooza on Tuesday, July 15, 6 PM is the Summer Reading program with some “ooey, gooey” materials and take-home fun. Kids can join this “polymer party” and learn about large chains of particles called polymers by creating substances such as “gak”, “floam”, and “oobleck”. Register at the library for Summer Reading.
The movie Balto is showing at the library on Wednesday, July 16, 1:15 PM. An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Arctic Drift by Clive Cussler is the July 21, 1 PM book discussion selection for adults. A potential breakthrough discovery to reverse global warming…a series of unexplained deaths in British Columbia…a rash of international incidents between the United States and a longtime ally that threatens to erupt into a shooting war. NUMA director Dirk Pitt and his children, Dirk. Jr. and Summer, know there’s a connection—but they also know they have very little time to find it. Pick up a copy of this book at the library.
Check out our sale shelves for a wide selection of books for only $.25 each during July. This sale applies to authors with last names beginning with U and V.