By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Reading books about books at Preschool Story Time – how novel is that! This program starts at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 13.

Bring any type of craft or handwork and get together with others at the library for inspiration and conversation from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 13, for Hawkins’ Handcrafters.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the September 17, Book Club selection. Hurry and grab a copy of the book so you can participate in the 1 PM discussion.

The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 PM. Wouldn’t it be great to get together with others and color?

International Read an eBook Day is observed on September 18. The most obvious way to celebrate is by reading an eBook. Enjoy the lightweight convenience of reading your book on an electronic device. You can carry dozens or even hundreds of them around on a single compact electronic mobile device. Borrow your eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library through the BRIDGES program, Iowa’s eLibrary. Click the BRIDGES link on our website, and browse the BRIDGES library. E-Books and eAudiobooks are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you.

Preschoolers take a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to learn about fall during Story Time on Thursday, September 20, at 10:30 AM.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis shows on Monday, September 24, at 1:15 PM. Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day. Not rated, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 17 min.

We want to support our patrons with their educational and career needs, personal interests, and research skills. The library provides 24/7 access to a suite of Gale resources containing everything from periodicals to readers’ advisory and car repair guides. Click on the Gale link on our website at, to explore this service.
The library has a lot to offer – for free. If you are not already a patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. We have books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, programs and more. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.