By Jolene Kronschnabel

October is National Book Month and we’re encouraging everyone to pick up that book they’ve been “meaning to read” and read it. Or drop by your local library, roam around a section, pick a book with the most interesting cover, and read it, or ask the librarian for a suggestion and read it. 

It will be a delicious Story Time when children read about apples, eat apples, and do apple activities on October 5, beginning at 10:30 AM. 

Coffee is at 8 AM on Monday mornings. It’s free along with the entertaining conversation.

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

Handcrafters meet from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 12, for some stitching and crafting. Bring your own craft.

Color and Connect is fun and creative therapy for adults. This group colors on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM. Stop in and try it.

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. Stop in to grab a copy to discuss with the group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM.

Take a gander at the Facebook pictures from our great programs and be sure to like Hawkins Memorial Library if you haven’t already.

Read local newspapers at the library. Choose from The Progress Review, the Dysart Reporter, and The Courier.