H.M.C. L. Newsletter Director's Message

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 October 21th, 2019

 
From Director, Krissa Coleman

Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Drop off your painted pumpkin on October 24th.  (NO CARVED PUMPKINS, please) October 25-30th patrons will vote on their favorite pumpkin.  October 31st the winner will be announced and will receive a Carbone’s gift certificate for a family meal pack.  This contest is for ages 18 and under.  See contest rules https://robertspubliclibrary.org/kids-programs.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am. October 21st and 23rd will be Pumpkins-yes, kids will be going on a scavenger hunt for pint sized pumpkins, and October 28th and 30th will be Halloween, November 4th and 6th will be Fall, November 11th and 13th will be Unicorns!! Story times include songs, sensory play, crafts and of course stories!

Paws to Read: Tuesday, October 22nd, 5-7 pm.  Trained therapy dogs, Ole and Uffda are here to listen to your student practice read aloud skills.  They are the perfect non-judging listeners to encourage your student in reading!

Teen Halloween Party: October 25, 4:30-6 pm. For ages 12-18.  Join us for treats, games and fun Halloween activities. Invite your friends and make it a party- we will supply the restJ

A Novel Idea Book Club: Monday, October 28th, 5:30 pm at Bobtown Brewhouse.  This month we will be discussing Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz.

Halloween: This year we are taking a break from the big magic show as we learned that other community organizations had started to have things that same night.  Our goal is to try not to compete with those type events because we are all drawing from the same pool of people.  This year, after the Halloween parade at the SCC elementary parade (about 2:30 pm), stop down to the library for goodie bags (as supplies last), trick or treating and find out the winner of the Spooktacular Pumpkin contest.  We will reassess what community members want from us for this holiday for next year.  If you have thoughts, please call the library or email me at krissacoleman@robertspubliclibrary.org because your voice matters in the programming we provide.

Lego Club: Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 am.  Come in and practice your design and engineering skills with Legos. 

The Census: In preparation for the 2020 Census we have a representative at our library on Friday, October 25th, 11-12:30pm to talk to people about possible opportunities to work to collect data.  Our staff will be doing training to help assist people with the census as everything will need to be done online. 

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!

Senior Coffee and Cookies: 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!!!

We will be moving to a new catalog interface in 2020.  I have great hopes and expectations that is will be much more user friendly and intuitive for people when they are searching for materials in the MORE system.  The company will be requiring pins for all patrons that use the MORE catalog.  If you currently use the catalog system, you have probably seen the red line of information on the home page talking about pins.  If you don’t use the MORE catalog, you can disregard this PSA.  If you have questions, just ask our staff and we will gladly assist you!!!

 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. PIN notes:

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)

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 am. October 9th will be Fire Safety at the library, October 14th and 16th will be Teddy Bears, October 21st and 23rd will be Pumpkins and October 28th and 30th will be Halloween. Story times include songs, sensory play, crafts and of course stories!

Paws to Read: Tuesdays, October 8th and 22nd, 5-7 pm.  Trained therapy dogs, Ole and Uffda are here to listen to your student practice read aloud skills.  They are the perfect non-judging listeners to encourage your student in reading!

Tween Book Club: October 10th Brittany will be at the MS for book Club during 9th hour. She will have book club at the library on Saturday, October 19th, 10 am.  This is for grades 4th-7th. They will be discussing Sanity for Tallulah by Molly Brooks.  Snacks will be provided. 

Yellowstone Trail: Saturday, October 12, 10-1 pm.  We will have free coffee, history of the Warren Township and Roberts and crafts for kids. 

Job Center: Wednesday, October 16th, 10-12 pm.  Dana is here to help you find your next job.  She can assist with cover letters, applications, interview skills and much more.  Take advantage of this expert help!

Traveling Book Club: Tuesday, October 15th, 6 pm at the Phoenix Grill in Baldwin.  Discussion will be on The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins. 

Terrarium Class: Thursday October 17th, 5:30 pm.  This class is brought to us by Kudos in Hudson.  We will be doing make and take terrariums.  Please call the library to register, we have started a cancellation list for this class!

Stories and Such: Saturday, October 19th, 10:30 am. If story times on Mondays and Wednesdays don’t work for you, this is the perfect opportunity to bring you little ones through age four for a fun learning time with Miss Marilyn. 

Spooktacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Drop off you painted pumpkin on October 24th.  (NO CARVED PUMPKINS, please) October 25-30th patrons will vote on their favorite pumpkin.  October 31st the winner will be announced and will receive a Carbone’s gift certificate.  This contest is for ages 18 and under.  See contest rules https://robertspubliclibrary.org/kids-programs.

Teen Halloween Party: October 25, 4:30-6 pm. For ages 12-18.  Join us for treats, games and fun Halloween activities.

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!

Senior Coffee and Cookies: 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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