By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Fans old and new of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™ are invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first story in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone eBook is available for unlimited access through the OverDrive digital collection through September 10. To borrow this book, go to our website: https://www.laportecity.lib.ia.us/and click on the Bridges icon, or go to https://bridges.overdrive.com/.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. 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. The library has a lot to offer – for free.
Preschoolers learn about using their library at Story Time on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 AM. On Thursday mornings during the school year, preschoolers can participate in this fun learning program with stories, activities, and crafts. Stop in and register your preschooler.

Read a Book Day is Thursday, September 6. Reading is a great lifetime hobby and it offers so many positive attributes. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. It’s educational. And it’s entertaining. Reading is very good for improving memory and concentration, as well as, reducing stress. Reading is a good way to learn about other times, other places and many other things.

The coffee is on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM. Drop in and have a cup on us!
On Thursday, September 13, at Preschool Story Time we will read books about books! The program starts at 10:30 AM.

We have handwork, inspiration and conversation from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 13, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Bring any type of craft or handwork to work on – and bring a friend too.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the September 17, Book Club selection. Stop at the library to pick up the book so you can participate in the discussion.

Get together with others and color! The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 PM. We would love to have you join us.