Did you know that Americans spend more than twice as much on candy as they do on public libraries? Instead of buying candy you could check out a book, magazine, or DVD – it will be better for your teeth and your waistline.

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September by visiting Hawkins Memorial Library. A library card is the smartest card. Get it and use it at your library.

For the amazing price of $6.00 per bag, the library is selling any sale hardcover books, paperbacks, and VHS tapes through the end of September. Grab a bag or two and take home some good reading.

At 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 19, preschoolers are celebrating Union Homecoming during Story Time. UHS football players and cheerleaders will read books to the children, practice throwing a football, and teach them a cheer.  And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show our Union spirit. Bring in your preschooler for the excitement.

In the delightful flick, Oliver and Company, a lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York. Grab your friends and join us for a movie, popcorn, and games. The movie Oliver and Company is showing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 25.

Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, September 26, from 1 to 3 PM. For a couple of hours focus on completing a work in progress or start something new while enjoying lively conversation. All types of handwork are welcome. Bring your stitching or craft project and join us

Preschool Story Time at on September 26 will include a visit to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum for reading and fun. Children will be reading about animals around the farm and trying their hand at milking the cow.

We now have a book club for kids ages 4th grade and up.  Kids’ Wild About Books Club will meet to talk about the book Savvy by Ingrid Law, on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:45 PM.  To participate, stop in, register, check out a Savvy book to read before the group meets, and come back on October 16, for the discussion.