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Hazel Mackin: 'Food for fines' being offered once again

The two-part intro to knitting class at the Hazel Mackin Community Library in Roberts library is a great way to learn a new skill. The class has been so well received by so many, the library will be offering it again in June. Be watching for information on the crochet classes, watercolor painting class and needle felting class for April and May. (Submitted photo)

Written by Hazel Mackin Public Library director Krissa Coleman

In celebration of National Library Week, we will be having a Food For Fines again this year during the entire month of April. We love being able to give back to the community and this is a great way to do it.

For every canned good or item brought in, you will receive $1 off of your fines. Let's say you have $10 in fines on your account and you bring in 10 non-perishable items, your account is back to zero. It's a win-win, you can pay down any fines you might have and food shelves will be stocked for the upcoming summer months. If you don't have any fines and still want to participate, we would love to have you donate your food items.

Story Time: Story times are 10:30-11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. March 27 and 29 will be Llama Llama; April 3 and 5 will be the Five Senses; and April 10 and 12 will be on weather.

Lego Club: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 25. This popular program is open to children ages five and up. We have so many parents also participate that I'm not sure who enjoys it more — the kids or the adults.

A Novel Idea Book Club: 5:30 p.m. March 27 at the Bobtown Brew House.

S.T.E.M. 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. This month we will be learning about paper and how to make it. This program is for students in grades 4-7. Sign up at the circulation desk so can make sure we have enough supplies.

Movie matinee: 1 p.m. Monday, April 10. We will be showing "Moana," PG. Popcorn will be supplied.

Tech time: 3:30-5:45 p.m. Monday, April 17. Note the different time for this month. We only have a couple spots left for this month, so call the library and reserve your half hour with Barb.

Backyard bird habitat program: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18. More information to come.

Intro to crochet class: This is a two-part class, April 20 and 27, 4:30-6 p.m., both nights. Call the library to reserve your spot, 715-749-3849. This class is for anyone eight years and older. We have the supply list at the desk for what is needed depending on which project you choose to do — scarf, cowl or washcloth. Participants will be learning how to read a pattern, chaining, single crochet and double crochet. This class is filling up quickly, so don't wait to register.

For those who wanted to attend the knitting class but the class was full — we will be offering another two-part class in June. Keep watch for information to come.