Category: Features

Meditations – September 20, 2017

By Pastor Mike Ashman  Zion Lutheran Church, Jubilee
As we sit in dust, we watch the South get pelted with storms. We see people clinging on for their lives.  Others starting to rebuild their lives from the ground on up. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to all. We need to recall that we are called on to be community.  As Christians, the vision of community runs deep and wide, maybe deeper and wider than some might wish.  In the prophet Isaiah, God’s calls us to look beyond ourselves, to be God’s hands and feet, and even mouth in this world.
I still remember one day when my Mom and Dad were trying out their “new” car.  Dad loved to take the back roads. On one of those back roads, a tire decided to go flat. Senior Citizens. No Cell Phone. Along came a gruff stranger on a motorcycle. Without a word, he retrieved the tools from the trunk of the car and fixed the flat. Refusing money, he gave my parents a nod and proceeded on his way.
May God open our eyes, offering us opportunities to share. God has truly blessed us – may we also bless one another.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 20, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hurray for Homecoming at Story Time! Union football players will lead preschoolers in book reading and football fun on Thursday, September 21, beginning at 10:30 AM. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show their Union spirit. 
The Lion King shows on Monday, September 25, at 1:15 PM. Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. Rated G, animation/adventure/drama, plays 1 hr. and 28 min.
Banned Books Week, Monday through Saturday, September 25-30, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.  
Preschoolers will read books and participate in fall activities at the library on Thursday, September 28, at Story Time. Think fall and come at 10:30 AM for autumn entertainment. 
Join other handcrafters at the library for a time of work and conversation at Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, September 28, from 1-3 PM. 
Tuesday, October 3 is our next LEGORAMA building program. Plan to show up and build from 4-5:30 PM that afternoon. The theme is towers.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. This work takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Beginning with a double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Designate Hawkins Memorial Library as your favorite charitable organization on AmazonSmile. This is an automatic way to support the library at no cost to you when you shop on Amazon.  Sign in and order on smile.amazon.com, select “Change your Charity” in your account, type Hawkins Memorial Library, and select City of La Porte City.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – September 20, 2017

Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Kiwi is a sweet, gentle girl who enjoys being out of her cage! She loves to be held, and enjoys snacking on fresh fruits and veggies. Kiwi is an adult, teddy bear hamster that was left abandoned at Cedar Bend Humane Society. She would make a wonderful pet for nearly any home! Adoption Fee: $10 (cage not included)
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 13, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers take a field trip to the farm for entertaining games and activities full of learning fun. Youngsters visit the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum during Story Time on Thursday, September 14, at 10:30 AM. 
Bring any type of craft or handwork and get together with others at the library for  inspiration and conversation from 1-3 PM on Thursday, September 14, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters.  
Read an eBook Day is a celebration of modern storytelling observed on Monday, September 18.  Borrow your eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library through the BRIDGES program, Iowa’s eLibrary.  Click the BRIDGES link on our website www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, and browse the BRIDGES library. E-Books and eAudiobooks are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you.
Stop at the library to pick up the book Splendid Solution, Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio by Jeffrey Kluger. This is the 1 PM, September 18, Book Club discussion selection. 
Hurray for Homecoming at Story Time! Union football players will lead preschoolers in book reading and football fun on Thursday, September 21, beginning at 10:30 AM.
The Lion King shows on Monday, September 25, at 1:15 PM. Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. Rated G, animation/adventure/drama, plays 1 hr. and 28 min.
The library wants to support our patrons with their educational and career needs, personal interests, and research skills. We now provide 24/7 access to a suite of Gale resources containing everything from periodicals to readers’ advisory and car repair guides. Click on the Gale link on our website at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, to explore this service. 
The library has a lot to offer – for free. If you are not already a patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. We have books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, programs and more. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.

Freckles’ Adopt a Pet – September 13, 2017

Freckles and The Progress Review encourage potential pet owners who are loving and responsible to consider adopting a pet from the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
Patches was brought to Cedar Bend after her owner passed away; she is about 10 years old. Patches is an easy going girl who would love to find a quiet, easy going home. She enjoys lounging around, and snoozing in comfy nooks. She does well with other cats, and would likely do well with children who are respectful toward her. She is declawed on her front paws. Her adoption fee is $35.
For more information about adopting a pet, contact: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 W. Airline Highway, Waterloo, Iowa 319-232-6887
cbhsadoption@mchsi.com  –  www.cedarbendhumanesociety.com

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Community Calendar

  • NO SCHOOL - Union Schools

    Monday, September 25 2017

  • Morning Coffee, Hawkins Library

    Monday, September 25 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Seniors in Motion, LPC Community Center

    Monday, September 25 2017 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    LPC Community Center

  • Family Friendly Movie, Hawkins Library

    Monday, September 25 2017 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

  • UMS Volleyball at Denver

    Monday, September 25 2017 @ 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Denver

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