By Jolene Kronschnabel

This is your last chance to order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! The order deadline is November 4, with items available before Thanksgiving – which is great timing for buying gifts! Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Hurry into the library, or order greenery online at
It will be a very pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM on November 5. Story Time children will read and dig into pumpkin activities.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meets on Thursday, November 5, from 1 to 3 PM. Haul the handwork hobby you are working on and join other handy people at the library.
Inside Out is the movie showing on Wednesday, November 11, at 1:15 PM. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
It will be tool time at Story Time on Thursday, November 12, 10:30 AM. Preschoolers will trek to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to marvel at their display and to read about tools and building that morning.
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks is the November 23, 1 PM book club discussion selection. Inspired by a true story, this is a novel of sweeping historic grandeur that traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. Pick up a copy of this book and join the group.
Pay your fines by bringing non-perishable food and personal care items to the library in the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food for Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.