By Jolene Kronschnabel

Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 4, with items available before Thanksgiving. Stop in the library, or order your fresh greenery online at All proceeds benefit the library.
Halloween craft projects can be created Wednesday through Saturday, October 28-31. Creep into the library to create festive Halloween bags, hanging bats, cards, ghosts, and to master puzzles.
There will be excitement downtown for the annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating event on Thursday, October 29. At 10:30 AM adorable costumed preschoolers parade to businesses and trade a trick for a treat. They will march for goodies whether it is rain or shine.
Anyone clad in a costume garners a treat when they drop in on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Saturday, October 31, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during 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.
You should elect to attend LEGORAMA on Tuesday, November 3, from 4 to 5:30 PM.
Children will read about pumpkins at Story Time on November 5. It will be a pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM.
Bring any craft project you are working on and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, November 5, from 1 to 3 PM.
The next afternoon movie is Inside Out on Wednesday, November 11, at 1:15 PM. Plan on joining us for the afternoon.