Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 24, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hawkins Handcrafters meets 1-3 PM, on Thursday, May 25. Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork.
Remember to pick up books, movies, and magazines for the long holiday weekend. The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29.
May is Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of items to read – books, magazines, and newspapers – are on hand and available to you at the library!
Beginning Monday, June 5, Summer Science programs will be provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service 2017 STEM Library Tour Monday afternoons at the library. These are entertaining, free, hands-on learning labs. Sessions are 1:00 to 2:00 PM for preschool-2nd grade and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for grades 3rd -5th. Send the kids in!
LEGORAMA! is on Tuesday, June 6. Join us from 2-4 PM for LEGO building fun. The theme will be water.
The movie Monster Trucks shows on Wednesday, June 7, at 1:15 PM. A young man working at a small town junkyard discovers and befriends a creature which feeds on oil being sought by a fracking company. Rated PG, action/adventure/comedy, plays 1hr. and 44 min.
It is time to register for the library summer reading program, Build A Better World. This program begins when school is out for the summer. Fill out the reading log to earn prizes all summer long and attend the special programs scheduled in July and August. This program is for ages preschool through 5th grade.
The library has great programs all summer long. Stop at the library for a schedule, find it online at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, or on our Facebook page. Take advantage of these free, fun, and educational activities.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 17, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum for the final morning preschool program of the school year. They will make, learn and read about music at Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 18.
Traffic alert! It will be a busy and packed house when the LPC Elementary students learn about their public library. We are thrilled to have the La Porte City Elementary students visiting on Friday, May 19.
Book Club meets on Monday, May 22, at 1 PM for the discussion on The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt.
You should try our adult Color and Connect program on Tuesday, May 23, from 6 to 8 PM. The library has coloring pages, markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own.
Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork to Hawkins Handcrafters from 1-3 PM, Thursday, May 25.
The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Remember to pick up books, movies, and magazines for the long weekend.
May is Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of items to read – books, magazines, and newspapers – are on hand and available to you at the library!
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 10, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
We would love to see you reading in the library in May for Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of books, magazines, and newspapers are on hand.
Choose decorations, stamps, and embellishments to design a special Mother’s Day card for your dear mom, or grandmother, from Wednesday, May 10, through Saturday, May 13.
Children will hear stories about mothers and make mom something special when we celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 11, at 10:30 AM.
At Hawkins Handcrafters work on your knitting, crocheting, quilting, jewelry, sewing, stamping, or other handwork of your choice, from 1-3 PM on Thursday, May 11.
Preschoolers can make, learn and read about music at Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 18, when they visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum for the final morning preschool program of the school year.
The library is thrilled to have the La Porte City Elementary students coming in on Friday, May 19. It will be a busy and packed house while they learn about their public library.
The May book club selection is The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. This group will meet on Monday, May 22, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Drop in for our adult Color and Connect program on Tuesday, May 23, from 6-8 PM. The library has a variety of coloring pages, markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own. New artists are always welcome.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 3, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Museum Director
You just might receive a reward when we catch you reading in the library during May. May is Get Caught Reading Month!
Meet Cedar Valley Court Kings players and bounce in for basketball fun at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 4. The guys will be guest readers at Preschool Story Time.
Remember Monday Morning Coffee Time each week at 8 AM.
Design a special Mother’s Day card for your dear mom, or grandmother, Wednesday, May 10, through Saturday, May 13. Choose decorations, stamps, and embellishments to create a treasured keepsake.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 11, at 10:30 AM. Children will hear stories about mothers and make mom something special.
Work on knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, quilting, jewelry, sewing, or another craft of your choice on Thursday, May 11, from 1-3 PM at Hawkins Handcrafters.
Pick up the May book club selection now – The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting. This group will meet on Monday, May 22, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Mark your calendar: Our adult Color and Connect program is growing and we want you to drop in and color with us on Tuesday, May 23, from 6-8 PM. The library has a variety of coloring pages, markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 26, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket from Wednesday, April 26 through Monday, May 1, and be prepared to share a happy May Day.
At Preschool Story Time all tall and small children will read about sizes on Thursday, April 27, at 10:30 AM.
Skip in for creative work time at Hawkins Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, April 27. Bring whatever handwork you enjoy.
May is Get Caught Reading Month and the library loves readers. So… if you get caught reading at the library in May we’ll have a reward for you!
Kids create with bins of fun and exciting LEGO pieces at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, May 2. Drop in for this fun hands-on building program held from 4-5:30 PM.
Bounce in for basketball fun at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 4, when the Cedar Valley Court Kings will be guest readers and lead activities at Preschool Story Time.
There will be decorations, stamps, and embellishments to choose to use when you design a special Mother’s Day card for your adored parent from Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13. Remember grandmothers too!
A Dog’s Purpose is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, May 10. A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. Rated PG, adventure/comedy/drama, plays 1 hr. and 40 min.
Please give us your old buttons, lids, trinkets, craft sticks, items from nature, and craft odds and ends that can be recycled, repurposed, and reused for creating all kinds of small houses. Your donations will be used in one of our July summer reading programs.

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