By Jolene Kronschnabel

Preschoolers will read books about books at 10:30 AM at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, September 11. Bring the kids for lots of reading and activities.
Register now for the Kindle class on Wednesday, September 17, at 6 PM. Learn how to borrow eBooks on your Kindle through our NEIBORS program. Then you will be ready for Read an eBook Day on September 18. Class size is limited.
Story Time takes a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum on Thursday, September 18, to read about one-room schoolhouses. Tag along on this historical reading and learning adventure.
The library will be out in full fundraising force for Bargains on the Bricks, Saturday, September 20. Don’t miss our gift items, bake sale, book sale, caramel corn, and more.
Fundraising continues on Sunday, September 21, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fall Festival. Visit our booth for baked goods and other treats for sale.
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is the September 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”. Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men – Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication – whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, is September 21–27. Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.
DisneyNature Bears is the school early out flick at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 24. This movie is a documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Stop for popcorn and entertainment.
Sale books are $6 a bag during the month of September.
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. Americans check out an average of more than seven books each year and only spend $33 a year for the public library. From July 2013 through June 2014 patrons using Hawkins Memorial Library saved $400,000 by borrowing items instead of purchasing them. A library card is the smartest card. Get it and use it at your library.