By Jolene Kronschnabel

Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally!

Preschoolers will delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 AM. 

Bring your own craft to Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 12. This is the perfect time for some stitching and crafting. 

You need to try Color and Connect. Coloring for adults is fun and creative therapy. Join us on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM. 

The library is showing the movie Deep at 4 PM on Wednesday, October 18. To keep his colony safe, a mischievous octopus takes a sassy shrimp and nervous anglerfish on an epic undersea odyssey to find help – and a little fun, too. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 32 min.

Story Time will visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station on Thursday, October 19, for Fire Safety Week. Preschoolers will learn about and practice fire safety, and catch the butterfly display as well. It all starts at the library at 10:30 AM.

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. This work takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Beginning with a double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.

You are invited to join local author Gary Lee Martinson at the library on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM for a book talk and signing featuring his newly released book Allerton and Axtell, The Rush.