By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Thursday, September 18, at 10:30 AM, preschoolers will read about drawing and view art by cartoonist Herb Hake when Story Time takes a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum. Tag along on this reading and learning adventure.
For Bargains on the Bricks, Saturday, September 20, 10 AM to 5 PM, the library will be on Main Street fundraising. Don’t miss our gift items, bake sale, book sale, caramel corn, and more. Sale books are $6 a bag.
Visit our booth, and support your library by buying baked goods and other treats on Sunday, September 21, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fall Festival.
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.” 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.
The school early out flick at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 24, is DisneyNature Bears. This movie is a documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. 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.
At 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 25, preschoolers are celebrating Union Homecoming during Story Time. UHS football players and cheerleaders will read to children, practice throwing a football, and teach a cheer. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show our Union spirit
From 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 25, Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet. Grab any type of craft or handwork and join others at the library for conversation and inspiration.