Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 13, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Tots get ready for decorating for the holiday when preschoolers read about Christmas trees at Story Time on Thursday, December 14, at 10:30 AM.
The time for adult crafting is 1-3 PM on Thursday, December 14, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Bring any inspiring project you need to complete.
Remember to stop for a hot cup of coffee on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM.
Bottomland by Michelle Hoover is the December Book Club selection and the 2017 All Iowa Reads Book. Read the book by the meeting date and join this group on Monday, December 18, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Grownups create and color together from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, December 19, to Color and Connect for Christmas. You need to try this social form of art!
Stamp, cut, glue, draw or sticker to create cards your own way to share this Christmas holiday. Christmas Card Crafting is in the library Wednesday through Saturday, December 20-23.
Stories and activities about the Jolly Old Elf will thrill children on Thursday, December 21, at Preschool Story Time. Bring the kids in at 10:30 AM for Santa fun!
Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, December 25, for the Christmas holiday, so dash in and grab extra books and movies early.
Get out of the house and get creative with Crazy Crafts for kids, available Tuesday through Thursday, December 26-28.
An I Spy Christmas Tree with a list of ornaments to search for is in the library. Test how observant you are by stopping and participating in this fun holiday hunt.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 6, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Join us for Story Time on Thursday, December 7, 10:30 AM when children hear about Santa’s animal helpers. Reindeer reading will put preschoolers in the Christmas Spirit.
Don’t miss this! The Union High School Carolers perform at 4:45 PM on Tuesday, December 12. This charming costumed a cappella group will grace patrons with 20 minutes of holiday music.
Despicable Me is the movie on Wednesday, December 13, at 4 PM. Gru meets his long-lost twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 30 min.
Bring your preschooler in to read about Christmas trees at Story Time on Thursday, December 14. At 10:30 AM these tots will get ready for decorating and counting down to the holiday.
Share holiday crafting time on Thursday, December 14, from 1-3 PM with Hawkins Handcrafters. Spending time working with friends will help put a dent in your projects.
Bottomland by Michelle Hoover is the December Book Club selection and the 2017 All Iowa Reads Book. Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, December 18, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Color and Connect for Christmas on Tuesday, December 19. Grownups can create and color together from 6- 8 PM. We have all the supplies, so all we need is you!
Christmas Card Crafting is in the library Wednesday through Saturday, December 20-23. Stamp, cut, glue, draw or sticker to create cards your own way to share this Christmas holiday.
More than 20 Christmas trees grace the library to inspire the holiday spirit. Stop in to see the popular Book Tree, the I Spy Tree, the Wish Tree, the Teddy Bear Tree, the Cookie Tree, the Frozen Tree, and other festive displays.
Pick up Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers when you grab your books and movies. The library has candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, album bowls, and book letters for purchase. Shop local and support your library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 22, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
 Hawkins Memorial Library wishes you a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Please travel safely.
The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for Thanksgiving. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 25.
Preschool Story Time will not be held on Thursday, November 23, due to the holiday.
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg is the Book Club selection for November. Read it before November 27, and join the group at 1 PM for the discussion. 
Kick-off the Christmas season at Preschool Story Time with cookies on Thursday, November 30. Youngsters can join us at 10:30 AM for some cookie fun and stories. Remember, there will not be Story Time if there is a late school start, or no school due to inclement weather.
There are only a few more days in November to bring in non-perishable food and personal care items to pay fines. Your fine total is reduced by $2.00 for each item brought in during Food for Fines Month. 
Meet Santa Claus in front of the library on Saturday, Dec 2, at 11:30 AM when he arrives on a fire truck, courtesy of La Porte City Fire and Rescue. Visit with Santa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, and order keepsake pictures taken by Photographic Images by Georgia. And don’t miss making Christmas crafts between 9 AM-1 PM. The library has all the supplies for a great morning.
All ages are welcome to build at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, December 5, from 4-5:30 PM. Christmas is the building theme for December.
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 – November 15, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Gift ideas: Book letters, candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Buy unique gifts locally and support your library!
On Thursday, November 16, at 10:30 AM, preschoolers read about Thanksgiving at Story Time. Holiday happiness will abound with tales and activities sharing adventures of turkeys and pilgrims. There will not be Story Time on Thursday, November 23, due to the holiday.
The holiday wreaths and garlands you ordered will be ready for pickup at the library on Monday, November 20. Thank you very much to the individuals who made purchases to support us!
Gobble up crafting fun on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20-22. Free make and take Thanksgiving crafts can be created at the library. 
Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, November 22. Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 31 min.
Hawkins Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 22, and remain closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 25.
I still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg is the Book Club selection for November. Read it before November 27, and join the group at 1 PM for the discussion. 
Your fine total will be reduced by $2.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during November. This is an easy way to delete those fines and help the community.
Get this on your calendar! Santa Claus and Christmas crafts for the kids are in the library on Saturday, December 2, for our holiday celebration. Santa Claus arrives at 11:30 AM and visits with children until 1 PM.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 8, 2017

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Reduce your fine total by $2.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during November. Donated goods will be distributed local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Read about Curious George and the other monkeys in the library beginning at 10:30 AM, when we monkey around at Story Time on Thursday, November 9. 
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is the perfect opportunity to work on your holiday gifts.  They meet on Thursday, November 9, from 1-3 PM. 
Relax. Chat. Be creative. Color and Connect is Tuesday, November 14, from 6-8 PM. We have pictures, bookmarks, pencils and pens, or bring your own. 
Make fall and Christmas crafts from old junk with the creative program “Trash to Treasures” from 3:30-5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 15. Join Waste Trac and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for this fun way to celebrate America Recycles Day.
Cars 3, is the movie playing at 4 PM on Wednesday, November 15. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Rated G, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 42 min
Stories and activities with turkeys and pilgrims will create holiday happiness for preschoolers on Thursday, November 16, at 10:30 AM, when they read about Thanksgiving at Story Time.
Bring the kids in for make and take Thanksgiving crafts Monday-Wednesday, November 20-22. 
Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, November 22. Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 31 min.
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg is the Book Club selection for November. This novel is equal parts southern charm, murder mystery, and that perfect combination of comedy and old-fashioned wisdom. Grab a copy from the library, read it before November 27, and join the group at 1 PM for the discussion.

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