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Sink or Swim Night

On Thursday, May 5, the library had its rescheduled STEM night from April. The topic was "Sink or Swim" and kids learned about buoyancy, density, and surface area, as well as what sorts of things influence whether an object will sink or float in water. Kids created boats out of notecards and tape and competed to see whose boat could hold the most pencil erasers, with the winner's boat holding 61. They also made and tested hypothesis' about what sorts of objects would float in water, before attempting to combine the objects to see if they could make one that would float exactly halfway underwater.

Weekly Events

Tech Night: 5:30-7:45 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Sign up for half hour time slots by calling the library.

3DS Club: 10:30-12 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Bring your 3DS and any games you want to show friends. This is a great way to learn how to get to new levels with by sharing info with each other. Snacks are provided.

Storytime with Brittany: We will take a few weeks off of story time and start out on Wednesday, June 8 for summer reading.

Tween/Teen Book Club Pizza and Crafts: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. We are having a combined group this month as many seventh graders will be moving up to the Teen Book Club. We will be sharing some good reads, discussing your favorite authors and making some great crafts…and yes, there will be pizza!!

Lego Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 21. Come join the fun-this is a fantastic group that has grown up to 30 people…do we have room for more? Yes! Do we have enough Legos? Yes! After each club, creations are displayed for everyone to enjoy.

Seniors Coffee and Cookies/Ice Cream: Every Friday at 10 am. Come for the conversation, for the social interaction, games or just for a cup of free coffee, hot chocolate or tea. We look forward to having you join the fun! Every week we have someone new join us so don’t feel like you shouldn’t stop in.

NEW Strong Senior Chair Exercise: Now this program is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. through May. Come in and join the movement group! This program will follow the dvd designed to help people develop strength and enhance ability to function in daily life, improving stability, balance and mobility. I know they are getting a good workout….which I could use myself! Stop by and see what it is all about.

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $205,000 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.

The Hazel Mackin Library is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-8 p.m., and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays (except holiday weekends). Email us at and ask to receive our email newsletters.