Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 18, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library.  Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the community by purchasing equipment, furniture and programs at the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays at the library, or online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/. The deadline to order is Thurs., Nov. 2.
Preschoolers will learn about and practice fire safety, and catch the butterfly display when Story Time visits the FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station on Thursday, October 19. It all starts at the library at 10:30 AM.
8 AM Monday morning coffee at the library is a great place to meet friends. Drop in.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.
You are invited to join local author Gary Lee Martinson at the library on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM for a book talk and signing featuring his newly released book, Allerton and Axtell, The Rush.
On October 26, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat at Story Time Trick-or-Treating. We will march through downtown rain or shine.
Create Halloween crafts Thursday through Tuesday, October 26-31. Kids can creep into the library for make and take craft projects available during regular library hours. 
Bring any craft project you are working on; scrapbooking, stamping, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc., and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 26, from 1-3 PM. 
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Tuesday, October 31, from 1-6 PM. Anyone clad in costume will get a treat when they stop at the library on Halloween.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 11, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally!
Preschoolers will delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 AM. 
Bring your own craft to Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 12. This is the perfect time for some stitching and crafting. 
You need to try Color and Connect. Coloring for adults is fun and creative therapy. Join us on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM. 
The library is showing the movie Deep at 4 PM on Wednesday, October 18. To keep his colony safe, a mischievous octopus takes a sassy shrimp and nervous anglerfish on an epic undersea odyssey to find help – and a little fun, too. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 32 min.
Story Time will visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station on Thursday, October 19, for Fire Safety Week. Preschoolers will learn about and practice fire safety, and catch the butterfly display as well. It all starts at the library at 10:30 AM.
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.
You are invited to join local author Gary Lee Martinson at the library on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM for a book talk and signing featuring his newly released book Allerton and Axtell, The Rush.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 4, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel
October is National Book Month and we’re encouraging everyone to pick up that book they’ve been “meaning to read” and read it. Or drop by your local library, roam around a section, pick a book with the most interesting cover, and read it, or ask the librarian for a suggestion and read it. 
It will be a delicious Story Time when children read about apples, eat apples, and do apple activities on October 5, beginning at 10:30 AM. 
Coffee is at 8 AM on Monday mornings. It’s free along with the entertaining conversation.
Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 12, at 10:30 AM. Preschoolers will delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time.
Handcrafters meet from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 12, for some stitching and crafting. Bring your own craft.
Color and Connect is fun and creative therapy for adults. This group colors on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-8 PM. Stop in and try it.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. Stop in to grab a copy to discuss with the group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM.
Take a gander at the Facebook pictures from our great programs and be sure to like Hawkins Memorial Library if you haven’t already.
Read local newspapers at the library. Choose from The Progress Review, the Dysart Reporter, and The Courier.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 27, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Read freely during Banned Books Week, now through Saturday, 30. Judge the content of questionable books for yourself by checking out the banned and challenged books from our display. This is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
Think fall and come at 10:30 AM for autumn entertainment. Preschoolers read books and participate in fall activities at the library on Thursday, September 28, at Story Time. 
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is Thursday, September 28, from 1-3 PM. Join other handcrafters at the library for a time of work and conversation.
October is Computer Learning Month. Take advantage of free online computer learning tutorials through LearningExpress from the library. Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Learn the basics of a computer, searching the Internet, using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more. Click on the Learning Express link on the library website (www.laportecity.lib.ia.us), create an account, go to the Computer Skills Center, and start the module of your choice.
The library is the place for coffee on Monday mornings. We start pouring at 8 AM.
Come in and snap a structure at LEGORAMA, from 4-5:30 PM, on Tuesday, October 3. This building session is open to all ages and levels of creativity. The theme is towers.
Children will read about apples, eat apples, and do apple activities at Story Time on October 5, beginning at 10:30 AM. It will be delicious!
From July 2016 through June 2017 library users saved more than $225,500 by checking out materials from Hawkins Memorial Library, rather than purchasing them. The library is a great value to you and to the community. Use it!

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.

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