By Jolene Kronschnabel

The autobiography Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, is the Big Library Read eBook now through Tuesday, March 31. Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before – supermax solitary confinement. Any library card holder can borrow this eBook by visiting NEIBORS on www.laportecity.lib.ia.us.
Warmer weather signals that it’s time to read books about spring at Story Time. Preschoolers can enjoy these spring stories on Thursday, March 19, at 10:30 AM.
My Name is Mary Sutter is the March Adult Book Club Selection and the All Iowa Reads Book for 2015. Grab a copy of My Name is Mary Sutter to discuss at 1 PM on Monday, March 23. This book is a good read.
March authors are Jerry Spinelli and Andrew Clements for the Wild About Books Club. Kids 4th grade and older get some great book talking when they meet with this group on Wednesday, March 25, 3:45 PM. Join in!
Preschoolers can hop in for stories about bunnies and eggs for Story Time on Thursday, March 26. Celebrate the Easter holiday with these “egg-citing” activities at 10:30 AM. Story Time will not be held on Thursday, April 2, due to no school that day.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 26. Bring any handwork project and join other crafty people.
You can recommend your favorite reads to other patrons and they share their faves with you on our “luck of the Irish” display. Try “Get lucky with a Book” at the library in March.
LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 5 PM. Create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. For ages 3 years and older. Please register the kids if they plan to attend.
The library is looking for creative people interested in helping with summer programs. Contact Jolene if you can lend a hand.