By Jolene Kronschnabel

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Story Time on Thursday, March 12. At 10:30 AM books and activities about leprechauns, shamrocks, and green will entertain preschoolers.
Hawkins Handcrafters is from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 12.
Attend Tech Time on Tuesday, March 17, at 9 AM, and get serious about gaining new computer skills. Learn about Word and other computer programs. Register and pay the $5.00 fee by Fri., March 13.
The autobiography Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, is the Big Library Read program book from Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31. Any library card holder can borrow this eBook by visiting www.laportecity.lib.ia.us.
Big Hero 6 is the early-out movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, March 18. A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
It is time to break out the books about spring at Story Time on Thursday, March 19. Preschoolers can join us at 10:30 AM for stories about this change in seasons.
Kids 4th grade and older are missing some great reading if they aren’t in the Wild About Books Club. March authors are Jerry Spinelli and Andrew Clements. Meet with this group on Wednesday, March 25, 3:45 PM. Sign-up.
Grab a copy of My Name is Mary Sutter to discuss on Monday, March 23, at 1 PM. My Name is Mary Sutter is the March Adult Book Club Selection and the All Iowa Reads Book for 2015.
Check out our sale shelves for books that are buy one, get one free during March. This sale applies to authors with last names beginning with M, N, O.