What's Happening at HML?

FALL HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

 

OCTOBER PROGRAMS

FOR ADULTS

Movie Day:  Finding You

Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6:30pm, Upstairs Meeting Room

Thursday, Oct. 7 at 1:30pm, Upstairs Meeting Room

Today we will be viewing Finding You: Violinist Finley Sinclair travels to an Irish coastal village to study abroad. She soon encounters Beckett Rush, a handsome actor. Romance quickly sparks between the unlikely pair, igniting a journey of discovery for Beckett and self-transformation for Finley and her outlook on life. 1hr. 55 min PG. Snacks are welcome, but NOT provided. Registration is REQUIRED due to limited seating available.  Register for WednesdayRegister for Thursday.

 

How to Write an Obituary in Four Easy Steps

Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7pm, Zoom

Writing an obituary is an important task. Obituaries are history, journalism, and poetry. They are often the last word. Learn the basics of how best to honor your loved one in this hour-long class with Jamie Passaro, who runs dear person obits based in Eugene, Oregon. All participants will receive Jamie’s 25-page booklet, Writing an Obituary in Four Easy Steps. Register here to receive the link.

 

Harvest Card Felting Craft with Angela Fleury

Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6pm, McKnight Community Room

Celebrate the arrival of Fall with a Harvest Card 2D felting craft. The group will follow an instructor and craft all together! All materials will be provided. Registration is required due to limited seating. If you are unable to attend once registered, please call and notify the library so your spot may be opened to others. Please register here.

 

College Funding Seminar – How to Pay for College

Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7pm, Zoom

We all know that a college education can make a big difference in a child’s life. Please join Jennifer Glann for a complimentary college funding seminar. See why it’s never too late to start a college funding plan. If you have a child or grandchild, you won’t want to miss this informative event. Please register here to receive the link.

 

HML Book Discussion Group – “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00pm, McKnight Community Room

Another title in our observation of friendships.  Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Hard copies are available at the front desk. It is available as an ebook on Hoopla.

Movie Day:  Queen Bees

Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30pm

AND

Thursday, Oct. 21 at 1:30pm

Upstairs Meeting Room

Today we will be viewing Queen Bees: While her house undergoes repairs, Helen, an independent senior, moves into a nearby retirement community. She soon encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying "mean girls."1 hr. 40 min. PG-13. Snacks are welcome, but NOT provided. Registration is REQUIRED due to limited seating available.  Register for Wednesday.  Register for Thursday.

 

Knit and Natter Handcraft Group

Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, McKnight Community Room

Join the group for knitting, chatting and fun.

 

HML Bridge Club

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm, McKnight Community Room

 

FOR TWEENS & TEENS

Halloween Trivia Time

Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7pm, Zoom

Join us for 30 minutes of Trivia fun on Kahoot! Participants must have access to a smart phone, tablet, computer, etc. as it is an online game.  Register here to receive the link.

Spider Web Grab & Go Craft

Grab a kit in the vestibule.

 

FOR CHILDREN

Preschool Story Hour

Tuesdays, October 12 – November 16 at 10:30am -11:15am, Upstairs Meeting Room

Children ages 3 - 5 who are ready for an independent experience are welcome to participate in this in-person, story hour program led by the Children's Librarian. Masks are required.  Online registration is required only once for the 6-week series

Read to the Dogs

Saturday, October 16, 10:30-11:30, Outside on the Lawn

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are welcome to come to this outside event to read to a Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dog. Each child will read for 10-15 minutes. Please bring a favorite story or the chapter of a favorite book with you, along with a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is a must to guarantee you a spot. Masks are required. What a fun way to practice those reading skills!

Halloween Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Wednesday, October 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Front sidewalk

Children of all ages are welcome to help decorate the library's front sidewalk in getting ready for Halloween. Bring the whole family! We'll supply the chalk. No registration is needed. Raindate is set for Friday, October 29. 

FOR FAMILIES

The History of Halloween

Monday, Oct. 18 at 7pm, Zoom

Many people don't know the TRUE history of Halloween. Yes, they know about the costumes, howling and of course....the treats. But why do we say "Trick or Treat"? Grab yourself a bowl of popcorn, some eye of newt, maybe a smidgen of witches brew and let's talk! All ages welcome. Please register here to receive the Zoom link to the BOOtastic presentation with paranormal author, Sydney Sherman.