By Jolene Kronschnabel

In our Halloween flick, The Little Vampire, a lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire. This movie is on Wednesday, October 21, at 1:15 PM.
Preschoolers are sure to have a spooky good time with stories and activities for the upcoming holiday at Story Time on Thursday, October 22, 10:30 AM. Children will be visiting the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to howl about Halloween.
Bring any craft project you are working on; scrapbooking, stamping, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc., and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 22, from 1 to 3 PM.
The October 26, 1 PM book club discussion selection is A Good American, by Alex George. Check out a copy of this book and join the group.
Kids can creep into the library to create Halloween crafts on Wednesday through Saturday, October 28 – 31. Make and take craft projects will be available for Halloween fun.
On October 29, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat for Story Time Trick-or-Treating. We will march through downtown rain or shine.
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Saturday, October 31. From 9 AM to 1 PM, costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween.
Elect to attend LEGORAMA on Tuesday, November 3, from 4 to 5:30 PM.
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 at the library or online at
Patrons can renew their borrowed books, magazines, and DVDs online. Visit, click the catalog tab, and log into your account using your patron and telephone numbers. Update your email and phone number here, view a list of items checked out, and renew, reserve, or bookmark materials. You can also choose to receive warning, overdue, and reserve notices by text or email.