Joe Plut, retired Central Lakes College English and humanities instructor, will give two presentations on his late friend and former CLC colleague Jon Hassler in Alexandria in March. Joe, author of "Conversations with Jon Hassler," will be part of the Community Read event honoring Jon Hassler March 24. The city has designated February as "I Love to Read Hassler Month." Book clubs are reading various Hassler novels in advance of Joe's presentations, which are set for 3:15 p.m. for the Senior College at Alexandria Technical Community College and at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglas County Library. Jon Hassler, who died in 2008, taught English here from 1968 to 1980, a period during which his illustrious writing career began.