News from the Library Director

MORE System PIN # Tips

 As of October 15, 2019, his field must be present for patrons to access their accounts via the MORE online catalog. A PIN can be set via the online catalog. 

  • A PIN must be a 4-digit number
  • Any number of users can have the same PIN
  • “Trivial” PINs are not allowed, those with:
    • A character that repeats consecutively three or more times (for example, 1111, 0004, 8777)
    • A set of up to four characters that repeats consecutively two or more times (for example, 0101, 8484)

Hazel Mackin Community Library Events

for the week of February 3rd, 2020

 It’s February so that means Blind Date with a Book is back in full swing.  Not looking for love, already married? No worries, the library isn’t into the business of match making people.  However, we are in the business of books!  Stop by the library to select a wrapped book (blind date) and check out four other items to get entered in the prize drawing of dinner for two.  Teens can also participate and get entered in for the drawing of a gift certificate for Carbone’s.  Hurry, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  We will draw the prize winners on February 13th.

Paws to Read: Tuesday, February 4th and 18th , 5-7 pm. Trained therapy dogs, Ole and Uffda are here to listen to your students practice reading aloud skills.  They are the perfect non-judging listeners to encourage your student in reading!

Italian Cooking Class: Thursday, February 6th, 5:30 pm.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day-author and chef, Peter Kwong will be joining us to demonstrate Italian cooking.  He is a favorite for our library so if you are interested, please call the library to be put on the cancellation list. This class is for adults.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am. February 3rd and 5th will be Shapes, February 10th and 12th will be Valentine’s Day, February 17th and 19th will be Dinosaurs and February 24th and 26th will be Colors. Story times include songs, sensory play, crafts and of course stories!  Brittany is also teaching simple sign language during story time.

Tween Book Club: Saturday, February 8th, 10 am.  This month the groups will be discussing The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. The program is for 4th-7th grade public and homeschool students.  Snacks are provided.

STEAM: Monday, February 10th, 4-5:30 pm.  This program is for grades K-6th, public and homeschooled.  This month students will be doing Valentine’s day art. Please call the library to register so we have enough supplies.

Tech Night: Thursday, February 13th, 4:45-7 pm.  Call the library to sign up for your 30-minute slot with Barb.  She can answer all of your tech questions, whether it be for your phone, laptop, kindle or Ipad.  She also can assist with passwords, photo sharing and keeping, Facebook and many other topics. 

Stories and Such: Saturday, February 22nd, 10:30 am.  If your child likes interactive programs, this is the story time for you!  Stories, songs, sensory bins and sign language are all part of what Miss Marilyn shares.

Lego Club: Saturday, February 22nd, 10:30 am.  For ages five and up-public and homeschool students. We provide the Legos so just bring your creativity and a friend! This program includes engineering concepts.

Stitchers: this group meets every Friday 12:30-3 pm. 

Crocheters and Knitters:  This group meets every Thursday, 2:15-5 pm. If you can’t come during this time, feel free to bring in your projects and grab a friend to come in and work in the evening.  We have people always using the library for a variety of reasons and we have some great spots to enjoy conversations and get something done at the same time.

Strong Seniors: this group meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 pm.  Chair workouts are done with light hand weights.  In this cold season, come on in to get your body moving!

Coffee, Cookies & Games: every Friday, 10-12 pm.  This is a fantastic way to come together and enjoy conversations, play some games and find out about what is going on in our community.  We are seeing new faces every month so don’t let the fact that this program has been ongoing for so long prevent you from stopping by

The parking lot fundraiser is ongoing and the Library Board is currently working toward raising $71,253 to pay off the extended lot and prepare the way for pavement. We are currently in the Double this Donation campaign and are excited to see that people are realizing the need to get this paid for and support our library and all of the programs and activities and we provide. Thank you!!!

Hazel Mackin Community Library Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-6 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-7 pm

Saturdays 10AM-1PM (except holiday weekends)

311 West Warren Street, Roberts, WI 54023

Phone: (715) 749-3849

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