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Hammond Library to host writing workshop

The Hammond Community Library will host a free writing workshop for novice authors featuring Redmond Herring, who will guide attendees through five classroom lectures outlining the necessary steps before you write your first manuscript, as well as explaining how an author should have a chapter outline, creating the first chapter, connecting subsequent chapters while writing the prose for a memorable conclusion.

The series of 90-minute sessions will be held on Tuesdays starting Sept. 18, at 6:15 p.m. in the Hammond Library. The final night will be Oct. 16. Registration for the workshop is required on or before Sept. 14. To register, call the library at 715-796-2281 or email library director Michelle Johnson at

Mondays, Sept. 17-Dec. 31: Open Craft Nights from 4-8 p.m. Bring in your own craft to work on, share your talents and be creative. Relax with free refreshments as you quilt, crochet, knit, paint, do needlework, latch hook, etc.

Tuesdays, beginning on Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays, beginning on Sept. 21, at 5 p.m.: Rhythm and Music, a fun program that will get you moving and grooving. Learn songs, finger plays, parachute play, rhythm activities and so much more; 30 minutes each Tuesday morning recommend for ages 3-5, younger children welcome.

Tuesdays, beginning on Sept. 18, from 4-5 p.m. After School Art Club, meets at the library each Tuesday to create different pieces of art. Painting, clay, recycled, etc, let your imagination guide you through this creative hour.

Thursdays, beginning Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Stories and More! Evening stories, crafts, and movement. A mix of activities for the whole family, 30 minutes.

Fourth Wednesday of the Month (Sept. 26): Community & Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Potluck breakfast, bring a dish to pass, hot or cold. Free! Let us know what dish you are brining by contacting the library.

30 Minute STEM: Inventions and Inventors series. Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1 from 6-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20: Haunted Library and Trunk-or-Treat from 4-7 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the trunk-or-treat with your vehicle, please contact the library. Free, Family Friendly, event, come dressed in costume, enjoy trunk-or-treating, and a very kid friendly haunted library.

30 Minute STEM: Chain Reactions. Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 6-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Christmas tree lighting in Veterans Park (next to the library) at 6 p.m. A yearly tradition where the park is lit up with the village Holiday tree. More information to come on other activities that will take place on Nov. 27.

Every Month:

Third Thursday (Aug. 16): Cozy Mystery Book Club meeting at 7 p.m.

Second Thursday (Sept. 13): Coloring and Dot-to-Dot from 4-8 p.m.