Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 23, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
May is Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of items to read – books, magazines, and newspapers – are available to you at the library!
We are thrilled to have the La Porte City Elementary students visiting on Wednesday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 29, to learn about the library.
Preschoolers read about flowers at Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 24. They’ll visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum for the final morning preschool program of the school year.
Hawkins Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, on Thursday, May 24. 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 28.
LEGORAMA! is on Thursday, June 7. Join us from 2 to 4 PM for LEGO building fun. The theme will be summer.
Beginning Monday, June 11, Summer Science programs are provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service 2018 STEM Library Tour Monday afternoons at the library. Sessions are 1 to 1:45 PM for preschool-2nd grade and 2 to 3 PM for grades 3rd -5th. These are entertaining, free, hands-on learning labs. Send the kids in!
Summer weekly movies begin on Wednesday, June 13. At 1:15 PM each Wednesday, the library provides family friendly flicks with popcorn.
The library has great programs all summer long. Stop at the library for a schedule, find it online at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us (Upcoming Events), or on our Facebook page (Events). Take advantage of these free, fun, and educational activities.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 16, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, at 10:30 AM, WasteTrac will visit Preschool Story Time to teach about reducing, reusing and recycling.
The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse is the May Book Club selection. The Book Club will meet on Monday, May 21, at 1 PM for the discussion.
You should try our adult Color and Connect program on Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 8 PM. The library has coloring pages, markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own.
LPC Elementary visit traffic alert! It will be a busy and packed house when the La Porte City Elementary School students learn about their public library. We are thrilled to have them visit on Wednesday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 29.
Preschoolers visit the FFA Historical & Ag Museum for the final morning preschool program of the school year. They will read about flowers at Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 24.
Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork to Hawkins Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, May 24.
The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Remember to pick up books, movies, and magazines for the long weekend.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC is giving 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 9, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
We would love to see you reading in the library in May during 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, through Saturday, May 12.
Children will hear stories about mothers and make mom something special when we celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 10, 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 10.
WasteTrac will visit Preschool Story Time to teach about reducing, reusing and recycling on Thursday, May 17, at 10:30 AM.
The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse is the May Book Club selection. Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help–a frantic plea to find a person-a Jewish teenager. She is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance. Book Club will meet on Monday, May 21, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Drop in for our adult Color and Connect program on Tuesday, May 22, 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.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Beginning in May, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week based on weekly themes. SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7 AM ET when the program is running. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 25, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Story Time preschoolers storm to the FFA Museum to read about clouds and weather on Thursday, April 26. Meet at 10:30 AM at the library to start the stories.
Skip in for creative work time at Hawkins Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, April 26. Bring whatever handwork you enjoy.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket from Thursday, April 26 through Tuesday, May 1, and be prepared to share a Happy May Day.
Come in for the free coffee on Mondays from 8-10 AM.
Paddington 2 is the movie at 1:15 PM on Monday, April 30. Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 43 min.
Kids create with bins of fun and exciting LEGO pieces at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, May 1. Drop in for this fun hands-on building program held from 4-5:30 PM.
May is Get Caught Reading Month and the library loves readers. So… if you get caught reading at the library this month we’ll have a reward for you!
Preschoolers will get an early start on summer on Thursday, May 3, at Story Time. Beginning at 10:30 AM we break out the stories reminding us of all the fun we have when warm weather arrives.
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 Tuesday through Saturday, May 8-12. Remember grandmothers too!
Be sure to “Like” Hawkins Memorial Library on Facebook and remember to check “Get Notifications” and “Following” so you are informed about what is going on at your library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 18, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Children learn about being green and taking care of the planet when we celebrate Earth Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, April 19, at 10:30 AM.
The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings is the book club selection on Monday, April 23, at 1 PM. Set against the lush backdrop of Hawaii, this is a novel about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy. Stop in and pick up a copy of this book.
Piggy bank workshops for the kids will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, at 4 PM, to celebrate Smart Money Week. Bring the kids in to learn about saving money, and to make and decorate a bank to put on display.
The free program, Top 10 Mistakes Gardeners Make is on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 PM. We’re all guilty of at least one of these common mistakes! Join us for a light-hearted and informative presentation when we talk about some of the most common mistakes and how to correct them. Presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Black Hawk County Master Gardeners.
Story Time preschoolers storm to the FFA Museum to read about clouds and weather on Thursday, April 26. Meet at 10:30 AM at the library to start the stories.
So many crafts and so little time…take care of this problem by coming to Hawkins Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, April 26.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket. Make a basket for May Day from Thursday, April 26 through Tuesday, May 1.
Paddington 2 is the movie at 1:15 PM on Monday, April 30. Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 43 min.
LEGORAMA is coming up again on Tuesday, May 1. Attend this fun hands-on LEGO building program held from 4-5:30 PM.

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