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Hancock County Library; October is Fall Harvest and Halloween month

Children’s Programs at HCPL
Caregivers, we have exciting news! Storytime will be back in-person beginning November 1st. We alternate Storytime between our Hawesville and Lewisport locations. On Mondays, Storytime will be at the Hawesville library and on Wednesdays, Storytime will be held at the Lewisport library. There are three sessions for each age group: babies (0-24 months), toddlers (2-3 years), and preschoolers (4-5 years). Babies will meet at 9:30 am and during this time we will sing, read books, and either have an activity or play time. Toddlers will meet at 10:15 am and during their session we will sing, read books, engage in educational activities, create crafts, and have snack time. Preschool group will meet at 11:00 am and they will follow the same format as the toddler group. There is no registration for Storytime. If you have any questions about Storytime, please call the library at 270-927-6760 or 270-295-3765 and ask for Savannah.

For ages 4-13, October is Fall Harvest and Halloween Month at all three of our locations: Hawesville, Lewisport and the Bookmobile. Each time (no limit) a child completes a Harvest or Halloween themed story/drawing log, they can choose a prize from the harvest basket. While our focus is on encouraging our younger patrons, anyone may participate. The story/drawing logs must be turned in by Thursday, October 28. If you have questions please call
(270) 927-6760 for the Hawesville location or (270) 295-3765 for the location in Lewisport.

Teen – Dungeons & Dragons Nights are BACK! Join us for another series of heroic adventures as we play the classic fantasy roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons! It’s you and your friends telling a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more.
No experience is needed, and new players are welcome! Dice, food and other supplies will be provided! For ages 12–18. Spots are limited and pre-registration is required. Please call the library for more information and to reserve a seat.
Hawesville – Friday, November 5th from 5:00 – 8:30PM
Lewisport – Friday, November 19th from 5:00 – 8:30PM

Ohio River Heritage: Eddie Price
Journey with Eddie Price on the first steamboat, New Orleans, as it embarked on its maiden voyage over the “Falls of the Ohio” and through the earthquake-ravaged Mississippi in 1811. Price discusses the many ways that Americans have used the river throughout history. He even brings a model “New Orleans” boat for display.

The Ohio River Heritage program will be held Tuesday, November 16th at 6:00pm at our Hawesville location. Eddie will be at the library at 4:00pm with his books for purchase and signing. No registration for this program is required, but we kindly ask that you wear your mask. Please note that all in-house programs are subject to change based on the current status of the Covid-19 virus.

Canvas Creations
Bring out your inner artist, and create a beautiful fall-themed painting with the talented Marian Keown! Follow along with Marian as she guides you through your masterpiece. This event will take place at our Lewisport location on Tuesday, November 9th at 6:00pm. Registration is required for this program. Please call (270) 927-6760 to register. Masks and social distancing will be required. All supplies will be provided. Please note that all
in-house programs are subject to change based on the current status of the Covid-19 virus.

Universal Class
Want to learn something new or do you need CE points for your job? Universal Class offers hundreds of online courses. The structure of the courses includes assignments, exams and assessments from your instructor. Students receive actual grades and feedback regarding their performance. The courses are self-paced; you learn on your own time. Excel, Accounting, Medical Terminology, Etiquette 101 and Creative Writing are just a few of the many courses offered. Universal Class is free if accessed through HCPL. Call us at either location, 270 927-6760 or 270 295-3765 to learn more. The link for Universal Class can be found on our website,, under the Resources tab.

The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
Hannah never thought she would get married but then she met Owen. Part of the marriage package was Owen’s teenage daughter, Bailey. As teenagers often do, Bailey showed resentment toward her new stepmother. Married life seems to be going perfect for Hannah until the day she receives a message from Owen. The message simply says “Protect Her”. Hannah panics and tries to locate Owen who appears to have disappeared. Things only get worse. The software company where Owen works is raided by the FBI. A U.S. Marshal shows up at Hannah’s wanting answers to his questions.

Does Hannah really know Owen. Will she protect Owen when things about Owen surface that she never knew? And the big question, will she choose to protect Baily like Owen asked her to and give up the life she thought she had with Owen?

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?


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