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Hammond Library Notes: Haunted Library was a hit!

Thank you to everyone who hosted a trunk at the Trunk-or-Treat event and for everyone who came to enjoy the Haunted Library and Trunk-or-Treat on Oct.20 at the Hammond Community Library. Even though it was chilly, it was a fun evening for families to enjoy a non-freighting, family-friendly event. A huge thank you needs to go out to Michael Johnson who puts it all together each year, from the maze that the kids love so much to the design and layout. Michael is amazing with his designs and creativity.

Coming up on Friday, Nov. 2, we have Emily Roberts coming in with Snake Discovery. If you or your child enjoy getting up close and personal with snakes and other creatures, this is the program for you! Two times to enjoy the Snake discovery program: noon at Trinity Lutheran Church and 6 p.m. at the Hammond Community Library. This program is great for all ages!

The Hammond Community Library is a friendly place to visit. Some visiting tips: Mondays we host a program from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is busy, but we still love to see you; come to chat with the staff and get some great books and movies. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays are quieter around the library; these are great days to browse the collection, read the papers, thumb through a magazine, and use the free WiFi.

Beginning Nov. 1, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, apple cider or hot chocolate every day! Check it out at the front desk.

Programs

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, at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays 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. The 30-minute class on Tuesday morning is recommended for ages 3-5, younger children welcome.

Tuesdays 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 at 6 p.m.: Stories and More! Evening stories, crafts and movement. A mix of activities for the family, 30 minutes.

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

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.

On-going monthly programs

Nov. 8: Coloring and Dot-to-Dot from 4-8 p.m.

Nov. 15: Cozy Mystery Book Club meeting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 28: 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.

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