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Hazel Mackin Library: Library heads into the holiday season

We enjoyed our time with everyone who attended the Chili Feed Fundraiser this past Tuesday night. It was wonderful to catch up with so many people and enjoy some amazing food. As you know, it takes many hands to make this type of event a success. Thank you to the members of the congregation who donated food and helped serve including the setup and cleanup crew — Jan Manore and Natalie Hoppe put in many hours making chili and setting up donations of pies and cornbread.

In partnership with the St. Croix County Extension Office, our library has been offering a monthly S.T.E.M. program where students in grades 4-8 can come join us in fun, hands-on science experiments. Our November S.T.E.M. program is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

This program is going to continue to be offered here at the library through the month of December, with a different topic and experiments for each month. November will be “Ag Innovations” and December “Eco Bot Challenge.”

The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26 for the holiday. Stop by and stock up on movies and books for your extended time with family and friends. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.

A Novel Idea Book Club: Monday Nov. 28, 6 p.m. at Bob Town Brew House, they will be discussing “At the Water’s Edge,” by Sara Gruen. We have copies of the book available for check out, so stop by the library to get started on the amazing read. For more information, email Gloria Knott at

Story times are Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. The week of Nov. 14 will be based around Thanksgiving, we’ll be taking a break from story time during the week of Nov. 21 because of the holiday, and the week of Nov. 28 will be Mo Willems. Story time fun includes music, finger plays, books, crafts, and sensory bins, with lots of learning.

Job Center: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Come in and get information on job searches, building better resumes and cover letters, and learn about what employers are looking for in applicants.

Krissa Coleman is library director at Hazel Mackin Library

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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