Hazel Mackin Community Library
311 West Warren Street
Roberts, WI 54023
715-749-3849
HMCL@robertspubliclibrary.org

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Library Hours

Mon. 10 am - 6 pm
Tues.  1 pm - 8 pm
Wed. 10 am - 6 pm
Thurs.  1 pm - 8 pm
Fri. 10 am - 6 pm
Sat. 10 am - 1 pm
Sun. closed

 

Hazel Mackin Community Library

Weekly Highlights for September 25, 2017

October is just around the corner.  The libraries in St. Croix County have an interactive and wonderful fall Bingo game for anyone who wants to participate.  Starting October 2nd, stop by your local library and pick up a Bingo sheet and start playing. We will be using regular Bingo rules-five spaces across, down or diagonal.

 Fall is a great time to get out to explore and take the opportunity to visit other communities and experience how each St. Croix Library has its own unique space, staff, collections and programs.  We are all looking forward to hearing about your Bingo game and your travels!

 Story Time: Every Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 am.  September 25 we will not have story time because on September 27th story time will be held at Warren Town Park (weather permitting). October 2nd and 4th will be Dinosaurs, October 9th and 11th will be Fire Prevention, October 16th will be Pets and October 18th will be open Play Doh as Brittany will be at a conference.

 A Novel Idea Book Club: Monday, September 25th, 5:30 pm.  This month’s selection will be The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik.

 Tween Book Club: Saturday, September 30th 10-11 am. This month the group will be discussing Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas by Jonathan W. Stokes.

 Twelve-year-old Addison Cooke just wishes something exciting would happen to him. His aunt and uncle, both world-famous researchers, travel to the ends of the earth searching for hidden treasure, dodging dangerous robbers along the way, while Addison is stuck in school all day.

 Luckily for Addison, adventure has a way of finding the Cookes. After his uncle unearths the first ancient Incan clue needed to find a vast trove of lost treasure, he is kidnapped by members of a shadowy organization intent on stealing the riches. Addison’s uncle is the bandits’ key to deciphering the ancient clues and looting the treasure . . . unless Addison and his friends can outsmart the kidnappers and crack the code first. So it’s off to South America, where the excitement, danger, gold, booby traps, and car chases are never-ending!

 Full of laugh-out-loud moments and nonstop action, and perfect for fans of Indiana Jones or James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters series, Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas is sure to strike gold with kid readers.

 Author Event on October 10, 6:30 pm will feature, Lorna Landvik. Lorna has written over 10 books and currently resides in Minnesota.  “Revisiting the characters in her best-selling Patty Jane's House of Curl, Lorna Landvik offers a story brimming with life, humor and hope. With her trademark wit and warmth, Lorna follows Nora Rolvaag (the do-or-die-trying daughter of Patty Jane) and a cast of characters between city and wooded retreat, Minnesota and Norway, a past that's secret and a future that's promising, but uncertain. Readers are in for a rollicking good time with characters whose strengths, foibles, and choices will have you laughing and crying.”-702WI. Join us for a night of laughter and comedy as you hear the insights to this endearing author.

Tech Night: Thursday, October 12, 5:30-7:45 pm.  Call the library to sign up for half hour time slots.  This is a great way to get your computer, phone, tablet questions answered.  Barb will even help with social media if that is something you would like to become more knowledgeable about.

Teen Book Club: Saturday, October 14th, 11:30-1 pm.  Note the date and time change.  Brittany is trying to meet the needs of the students with their hectic schedules!  This month they will be discussing, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar.

 Aspen Quick has never really worried about how he's affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he'll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is--and how far they'll go to keep their secrets safe. With a smart, arrogant protagonist, a sinister family tradition, and an ending you won't see coming, this is a fast-paced, twisty story about power, addiction, and deciding what kind of person you want to be, in a family that has the ability to control everything you are.

* "Fast-paced and unpredictable, the plot seamlessly balances a summer romance with well-crafted paranormal suspense. A fresh and substantive story about family, love, and deciding who you want to be in the world."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Tween Book Club: Saturday, October 14, 10-11 am. This is just a couple weeks after the September date, but Brittany is working with the busy schedule of activities for the students. 

S.T.E.M.: Monday, October 16th, 4:30-5:30 pm.  This month will be about learning the fun possibilities of slime.

Job Center: Wednesday, October 18th, 10-12 pm.  This is a new schedule of meeting on the third Wednesday of each month.  If you find yourself or someone you know that is in need of a new job come in and get help with updating your resume or filling out applications.  You can even brush up on your interview skills.

Lego Club: Saturday, October 28, 10:30-11:30 am

Stitching Group: Meets at the library every Wednesday, 12:30-1 pm.

Crocheting and Knitting Group:  Meets every Thursday, 2:15-5 pm

Senior Coffee and Cookies/Ice Cream: Every Friday at 10AM, Stop by for some conversation, games, or just a free cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea. Every week is a different game except the first Friday of each month is Bingo.  Some people come for the entire time and play games and others come just for a treat and some good conversations.

Strong Senior Chair Exercise: This program is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2PM. Come on in and join the movement group! This program will follow a DVD designed to help develop strength and enhance ability to function in daily live, improving stability, balance, and mobility. Feel free to bring small hand weights for a tougher workout.

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $83,253 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.

 Hazel Mackin Community Library Hours

M, W, & F 10 AM-6 PM, T & Th. 1-8 PM

Saturdays 10 AM-1 PM (except holiday weekends) 311 West Warren Street-Roberts, WI 54023   

Phone: (715) 749-3849