Hazel Mackin Community Library

Events for the week of August 19th, 2019

From Director, Krissa Coleman


Its coming-fall is just around the corner.  You can feel it in the morning air-a little more crisp, a little cooler.  It’s time for school supply shopping frenzy for those of you who didn’t jump on board when the stores brought out the supplies in early July. I don’t miss those days, but sadly I will be moving my son back to college next week as you put your little ones back on the bus!  Time flies by, especially when you think it’s only 18 short summers that you really have to work with!

I look forward to the new schedule of programming and classes now that we have closed the books for our 2019 Summer Reading Program.  Take a look below or check out our Adult, Children’s and Teen Event web pages.

David Housewright, August 22, 5:30 pm.  David, a St. Paul native, has won the prestigious Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and three Minnesota Book Awards for his private eye novels. His stories entwine crime and mystery tales with heavy mayhem in locations throughout the Midwest-especially the Twin Cities. Our Novel Idea Book Club recently read his first novel in the series, A Hard Ticket Home and everyone had great reviews on it.  We look forward to you joining us for his visit!

Monday Movie Matinees: Mondays, 1 pm. August 29th is Librarians Choice. Popcorn is served.

Sensory Bins: August 26th, 10:30 am.  Come in and play with all things sensory.

Paws to Read: August 20th, 5-7 pm, September 10th 5-7 pm.  Bring in your student to get some great read-aloud practice with trained therapy dogs, Ole and Uffda.

Chalk Art at the Library: Wednesday, August 21, 10:30-1pm.  Bring your creative self and we will provide the supplies.

Job Center: August 21, 10-12 pm.  If you are looking for some help in your cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills or even the job searching, stop by the library to get free help for Dana.

Lego Club: Saturday, August 24th, 10:30am.  We provide the Legos and you get to come and play for this STEM activity.  Your creations will be on display at the library in our Lego cabinets for the month!

A Novel Idea Book Club: August 26, 5:30 pm at the Bobtown Brewhouse.  We will be discussing The Man Who Came Uptown by George Pelecanos-who happens to be the creator of the HBO series, The Deuce

Maker Space: August 28th, 10-1 pm.  We will have supplies for a variety of fun things to make with your ingenuity and creative play.

The Library will be closed on August 31-September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday.

TAB: September 3, 5:30 pm. 

Grandma, Grandpa and Me: Saturday, September 7th, 10:30 am.  We will have crafts, games, snacks and fun all ready for you to celebrate your grandparents.  If you don’t have grandparents, feel free to borrow some!  Please register by calling 715-749-3849.

Fall Play & Learn: Registration is August 26th at 9 am.  Please call the Family Resource Center, 715-684-4440.  This group is for toddlers and preschoolers and meets at our library on Tuesdays, 10 am.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am starting September 9th. Week of the 9th will be School, week of the 16th will be Pirates, week of the 23rd will by Yoga.  Story times include songs, sensory play, crafts and of course stories!

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.  We are seeing new faces every month so don’t let the fact that this program has been ongoing for so long prevent you from stopping by!

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $71,253 to pay off the extended lot and prepare the way for pavement. We are currently in the Double this Donation campaign and are excited to see that people are realizing the need to get this paid for and support our library and all of the programs and activities and we provide. Thank you!!!

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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