Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 19, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers will read books and participate in fall activities at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum on Thursday, September 20, for Story Time. Think fall and come to the library at 10:30 AM to start the autumn entertainment.
Banned Books Week, Sunday through Saturday, September 23 – 29, 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.
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis shows on Monday, September 24, at 1:15 PM. Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day. Not rated, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 17 min.
The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting an educational program at Hawkins Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 26, at 2 PM. Learn about Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s Association resources. This program is free and open to the public.
Hurray for Homecoming at Story Time! Union football players and cheerleaders will lead preschoolers in book reading and football fun on Thursday, September 27, beginning at 10:30 AM. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show their Union spirit.
Join other handcrafters at the library for a time of work and conversation at Hawkins’
Handcrafters on Thursday, September 27, from 1 to 3 PM.
Tuesday, October 2 is our next LEGORAMA building program. Show up and build from 4 to 5:30 PM that afternoon. The theme is towers.
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, is the October Book Club selection. This is the astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 15, 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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 12, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Reading books about books at Preschool Story Time – how novel is that! This program starts at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 13.
Bring any type of craft or handwork and get together with others at the library for inspiration and conversation from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 13, for Hawkins’ Handcrafters.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the September 17, Book Club selection. Hurry and grab a copy of the book so you can participate in the 1 PM discussion.
The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 PM. Wouldn’t it be great to get together with others and color?
International Read an eBook Day is observed on September 18. The most obvious way to celebrate is by reading an eBook. Enjoy the lightweight convenience of reading your book on an electronic device. You can carry dozens or even hundreds of them around on a single compact electronic mobile device. 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.
Preschoolers take a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to learn about fall during Story Time on Thursday, September 20, at 10:30 AM.
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis shows on Monday, September 24, at 1:15 PM. Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day. Not rated, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 17 min.
We want to support our patrons with their educational and career needs, personal interests, and research skills. The library provides 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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 5, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Fans old and new of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™ are invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first story in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone eBook is available for unlimited access through the OverDrive digital collection through September 10. To borrow this book, go to our website: https://www.laportecity.lib.ia.us/and click on the Bridges icon, or go to https://bridges.overdrive.com/.
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. 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. The library has a lot to offer – for free.
Preschoolers learn about using their library at Story Time on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 AM. On Thursday mornings during the school year, preschoolers can participate in this fun learning program with stories, activities, and crafts. Stop in and register your preschooler.
Read a Book Day is Thursday, September 6. Reading is a great lifetime hobby and it offers so many positive attributes. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. It’s educational. And it’s entertaining. Reading is very good for improving memory and concentration, as well as, reducing stress. Reading is a good way to learn about other times, other places and many other things.
The coffee is on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM. Drop in and have a cup on us!
On Thursday, September 13, at Preschool Story Time we will read books about books! The program starts at 10:30 AM.
We have handwork, inspiration and conversation from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 13, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Bring any type of craft or handwork to work on – and bring a friend too.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the September 17, Book Club selection. Stop at the library to pick up the book so you can participate in the discussion.
Get together with others and color! The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 18, from 6 to 8 PM. We would love to have you join us.
 

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 29, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hawkins Memorial Library is determined to present Music in the Park. This event, made possible by a grant from the Walmart Foundation, is scheduled for Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 8 PM. Bring a picnic supper and your chair, and enjoy music by the group 4 Guys & A Gal. For a donation you can have a dish of ice cream with proceeds benefiting the community project to preserve local history by digitizing The Progress Review. Invite your friends and cross your fingers for nice weather!
Plan ahead for the holiday and pick up extra books and movies for the long weekend. The library will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.
There are plenty of Legos for everyone to build an amazing creation at our LEGORAMA building sessions. The next one is scheduled for September 4, from 4 to 5:30 PM. The theme is cars.
Youngsters are invited to Preschool Story Time each week for stories, activities, and crafts on Thursday mornings during the school year. Story Time begins on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 AM, when children will learn about using their library. Stop in and register your preschooler for this free and fun program.
Read a Book Day is Thursday, September 6. Reading is a great lifetime hobby and it offers so many positive attributes. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. It’s educational. And it’s entertaining. Reading is very good for improving memory and concentration, as well as, reducing stress. Reading is a good way to learn about other times, other places and many other things, and is also a very affordable means of entertainment.
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Today’s public libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on as their first or only choice for Internet access and digital content. In addition to books, magazines, DVDs, computers, games, software and other multimedia materials, libraries provide access to e-books. If you are not already a library patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. We have a lot to offer – for free.
The library has great programs all year long. Find our schedule online at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, or on our Facebook page. Take advantage of these free, fun, and educational activities.

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 22, 2018

Get some stitching in at Hawkins Handcrafters on Thursday, August 23, from 1 to 3 PM.
Remember coffee time at 8 AM each Monday to start your week off right.
Music in the Park, made possible by a grant from the Walmart Foundation, is on Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 8 PM. Bring a picnic supper and your chair, and enjoy music by the group 4 Guys & A Gal. For a donation you can have a dish of ice cream with proceeds benefiting the community project to preserve local history by digitizing The Progress Review. Invite your friends!
The library will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. Plan ahead for the holiday and pick up extra books and movies for the long weekend.
Our LEGORAMA building sessions move back to the first Tuesday of the month during the school year, with the next one scheduled for September 4, at 4 PM. There are plenty of Legos for everyone to build an amazing creation. The theme is cars.
Story Time for preschoolers begins on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 AM, when children will learn about using their library. Youngsters are invited to Preschool Story Time each week for stories, activities, and crafts on Thursday mornings during the school year. Stop in the library and register your preschooler for this free and fun program.
The classic book Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the Book Club selection for discussion on Monday September 17, at 1 PM. This is one of the most enduringly popular adventure tales. Set in the eighteenth century, Treasure Island spins a heady tale of piracy, a mysterious treasure map, and a host of sinister characters charged with diabolical intentions. Stop in and grab a copy.
The library has great programs all year long. Find our schedule online at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, or on our Facebook page. Take advantage of these free, fun, and educational activities.

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