Hazel Mackin Community Library

Events for the week of November 12th, 2018

From Director, Krissa Coleman


Happy Veteran’s Day!  Take a moment to thank those who have served our country as we continue to have the freedoms that American offers.  We recently read a book called Journey to Freedom by Peter Vodenka.  He had great words of wisdom in his book escaping the country of Czechoslovakia and coming to America.  We have so many freedoms that are taken for granted on a daily basis.  Remember those who have fought for our country to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Since it is the Thanksgiving season, remember to fill out a leaf for what you are most thankful for in our entry way.  It is always a great reminder that everyday there is something to be thankful for, no matter what we are going through in life at this time.

 Author Event: Wednesday, November 14, 4:30 pm.  New York Times Best Selling Author, Lori Evert will be at the library to share her stories and beautiful photography by her husband.  The main character in the Wish series is their daughter, Anja, who loves outdoor adventures and woodland friends in the Nordic Tales.  Books will also be available to purchase at this event which will make wonderful Christmas gifts.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 am.  Bring your children ages 4 and under and look forward to lots of laughs and learning.  Story time includes: songs, finger play, stories, crafts, sensory bins and a theme each week.  November 12th and 14th will be on books by New York Times Best Seller, Lori Evert.  She will be at the library on the 14th, 4:30 pm sharing about her beautiful books. November 19th and 21st will be Thanksgiving.

S.T.E.M.: Monday, November 12, 4:30 pm.  This month students will learn about video game designs.  This event will be taught by Heather Vierling from the St. Croix county 4-H Extension office.

Paws to Read: Julie and Ole November 26th, 4-6 pm.  Take advantage of this time with a trained therapy dog to help build your child’s reading skills.

Traveling Book Club: The next book club is November 15th, 6 pm at the Laurel Supper Club in New Richmond.  You are not required to order food, but if you plan on doing so arrive by 6 pm and discussion will start at 6:30 pm. They will be discussing Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  This book club is open to any adult who wants to attend.  Please let us know if you are interested in going so we can get numbers to the host library- Deer Park.

Teen Book Club: Thursday, November 15th, 7th hours at the high school.

Tween Book Club: Saturday, November 17th, 10-11 am.

Job Center: Wednesday, October 21, 10-12 pm.  Everyone could use a little help in getting a resume updated and why not use the skills offered by Dana from Job Center?  Bring in your questions on cover letters too as well as needs for filling our online applications.

The Library will be closed November 22-25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Make sure you stock up on all of your dvds, books, games and puzzles to keep your family occupied during the days off from work and school.  Anything in our drop box before opening hours on the 26th will be back dated to the 21st.

Stitchers: this group meets every Friday 12:30-3 pm.

Crocheters and Knitters:  This group meets every Thursday, 2:15-5 pm. If you can’t come during this time, feel free to bring in your projects and grab a friend to come in and work in the evening.  We have people always using the library for a variety of reasons and we have some great spots to enjoy conversations and get something done at the same time.

Strong Seniors: this group meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 pm.  Chair workouts are done with light hand weights.  In this cold season, come on in to get your body moving!

Senior Coffee and Cookies: every Friday, 10-12 pm.  This is a fantastic way to come together and enjoy conversations, play some games and find out about what is going on in our community.

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $77,253 to pay off the extended lot and prepare the way for pavement. Your gift would help us provide safe parking for those who attend our growing programs.

A special thank you to the following: Marie Heikkila in memory of Fred Kuebker, Chris Stork in memory of Fred Kuebker, Nancy Westbrook, Emily Bugg in memory of Fred Kuebker, Reid Follasnbee, Kathy Johnson in memory of Fred Kuebker and in celebration of Lois Hall, Tina Graf in memory of Fred Keubker and Roberts Eddy from the Roberts Alumni Association.

Hazel Mackin Community Library Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-7 pm, Saturdays 10AM-1PM (except holiday weekends)

Phone: (715) 749-3849

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