Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 14, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
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.
On Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 AM, preschoolers read about Thanksgiving at Story Time. Enjoy tales and activities sharing adventures of turkeys and pilgrims. There will not be Story Time on Thursday, November 22, due to the holiday.
The holiday wreaths and garlands you ordered will be ready for pickup at the library on Monday, November 19. Thank you very much to the individuals and businesses making purchases to support us!
Gobble up crafting fun on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19-21. Free make and take Thanksgiving crafts can be created at the library.
The library has copies available of the book, Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich. Pick one up and join the Book Club group discussion on Monday, November 19, at 1 PM.
Color and Connect is Tuesday, November 20, from 6 to 8 PM. We have pictures, bookmarks, pencils and pens, or bring your own. Relax. Chat. Be creative!
Incredibles 2, is the movie playing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, November 21. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 58 min.
Hawkins Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 21, and remain closed all day on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 24.
Get this on your calendar! Santa Claus and Christmas crafts for the kids are in the library on Saturday, December 1, for our Home for the Holidays celebration. Santa Claus arrives at 11:30 AM and visits with children until 1 PM.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 7, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Throughout November reduce your fine total by $2.00 for each non-perishable food and personal care item dropped off at the library during Food for Fines Month. Donated goods will be distributed locally through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Preschoolers read about digging up old things at the FFA & Ag Museum on November 8. Story Time begins at the library at 10:30 AM, then we trek to the museum for this archeological adventure.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is the perfect opportunity to work on your handmade holiday gifts. They meet on Thursday, November 8, from 1 to 3 PM.
Hurry in to make fall and Christmas crafts from old junk with the creative program “Trash to Treasures” from 3 to 5 PM on Wednesday, November 14. Join Waste Trac and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for this fun way to celebrate America Recycles Day.
Stories and activities with turkeys and pilgrims will make preschoolers gobble with holiday happiness on Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 AM, when they read about Thanksgiving at Story Time.
Read the book, Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich, and join the Book Club group discussion on Monday, November 19, at 1 PM. The library has copies available.
Bring the kids in for make and take Thanksgiving crafts on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, November 19-21.
Relax. Chat. Be creative. Color and Connect is Tuesday, November 20, from 6 to 8 PM. We have pictures, bookmarks, pencils and pens, or bring your own.
Incredibles 2, is the movie playing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, November 21. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. and 58 min.
The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 21, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 31, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Last call to order your fresh greenery for the holidays! The deadline is November 2, for Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Dash into the library, or order greenery online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/.
Pay your fines by bringing non-perishable food and personal care items to the library in the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $2.00 for each item deposited during Food for Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry
It will be a very pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM on November 1. Story Time children will read and dig into pumpkin activities.
There is plenty of coffee and conversation at Monday morning coffee time each week. Consider joining us at 8 AM.
The building theme is Thanksgiving for our November LEGORAMA on Tuesday, November 6, from 4 to 5:30 PM.
How about digging up old things at the FFA & Ag Museum for Story Time on Thursday, November 8? Start at the library at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, November 8, from 1 to 3 PM. Haul in your handwork and join other handy people at the library.
“Trash to Treasures” is a creative program to make fall and Christmas crafts from old junk! Stop in from 3 to 5 PM on Wednesday, November 14, to join Waste Trac and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for this fun way to celebrate America Recycles Day.
Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich, is the November Book Club selection. Read the book and join this group on Monday, November 19, at 1 PM for the discussion.
Get Saturday, December 1 on your calendar as the day Santa will be visiting with children in the library from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. We’ll have Christmas crafts starting at 9 AM.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 24, 2018

There will be excitement downtown for our annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating on Thursday, October 25. At 10:30 AM adorable costumed preschoolers parade to businesses and trade a trick for a treat. They will march for goodies in rain or shine.
Bring a hand project you are working on and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 25, from 1 to 3 PM.
Creep into the library to create Halloween crafts Thursday through Wednesday, October 25 – 31. Make and take craft projects are available during regular library hours.
Hotel Transylvania 3 is the movie showing at 1:15 PM on Friday, October 26. Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 37 min.
Anyone clad in costume garners a treat when they drop in on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Wednesday, October 31, from 1 to 7 PM.
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $2.00 for each item brought in during Food for Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Children will read about pumpkins at Story Time on November 1. It will be a pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM.
Hurry! The order deadline is November 2, for decorated wreaths and outdoor garland, with items available before Thanksgiving. Stop in the library, or order your fresh greenery online athttps://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/. All proceeds benefit the community by purchasing equipment, furniture and programs at the library.
Start November off right and build LEGORAMA into your schedule for Tuesday, November 7, from 4 to 5:30 PM. The theme is Thanksgiving.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 17, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Order your fresh greenery for the holidays at the library or online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/ by November 2. 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.
Preschoolers have a spooky good time with stories and activities for the upcoming holiday. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 18, at 10:30 AM.
8 AM Monday morning coffee at the library is a great place to meet friends. Drop in.
Find out what a Cricut machine is and what it can do, and learn the basics of Design Space. An Introduction to Cricut and Design Space program is at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 24.
On October 25, 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.
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 25, from 1 to 3 PM.
Create Halloween crafts Thursday through Wednesday, October 25-31. Kids can creep into the library for make and take craft projects available during regular library hours.
Hotel Transylvania 3 is the movie showing at 1:15 PM on Friday, October 26. Count Dracula and company participate in a cruise for sea-loving monsters, unaware that their boat is being commandeered by the monster-hating Van Helsing family. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 37 min.
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Tuesday, October 31, from 1 to 7 PM. Anyone clad in costume will get a treat when they stop at the library on Halloween.
Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich, is the November Book Club selection. Read the book and join this group on Monday, November 19, at 1 PM for the discussion.

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