Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 18, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. We have books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, programs and more. If you are not already a patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. The library has a lot to offer – for free.
Preschoolers can join us for Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 19, to read about the purrrr-fect topic…cats and kittens!
The coffee is hot and free on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM. Everyone is invited.
In The Land of Second Chances, by George Shaffner, is the Book Club selection for September. Stop at Hawkins Memorial Library to pick up a copy and join this group at 1 PM on Monday, September 23, for the discussion.
Think fall and bring your preschooler to the library at 10:30 AM to celebrate autumn on Thursday, September 26. Children will read books and participate in fall activities for Story Time.
Banned Books Week 2019, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held September 22-28. The theme of this year’s event is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark. Keep the Light On!” Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.
Tuesday, October 1, is our next LEGORAMA building program. Show up and build from 3:30 to 5:30 PM that afternoon. The theme is towers.
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 11, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
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.
Reading books about books at Preschool Story Time – how novel is that! This program starts at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 12.
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 12, for Hawkins’ Handcrafters.
If you’re going out for coffee on Mondays, you might as well come to the library from 8 to 10 AM.
The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 17, from 6 to 8 PM. Wouldn’t it be great to get together with others and color?
Magformers are magnetic building toys that will be featured with monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programs at the library. You can build with Magformers on Wednesday, September 18, 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
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.
Children read about cats and kittens at Story Time on Thursday, September 19. Preschoolers can join us at 10:30 AM.
In the Land of Second Chances by George Shaffner, is the September 23, Book Club selection. Stop at the library to pick up the book so you can participate in the next discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 4, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
If you are not already a patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. The library has a lot to offer – for free. We have books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, newspapers, computers, programs and more. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.
Preschoolers learn about using their library at Story Time on Thursday, Sept. 5, 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 Friday, September 6. Reading is a great lifetime hobby and it offers 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.
The coffee is on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM. Drop in and have a cup on us!
Geoffrey Takes a Hike, a new children’s book by Ruth Anne Schneck, will be presented on Wednesday, September 11, at 6:30 PM. In this adventure, Geoffrey makes a birthday wish and keeps it in his heart as he treks through new journeys in the USA. Join Ruth Ann for her author talk and reading, book sales, and a drawing. Come at 6 PM for coloring!
At Story Time on Thursday, September 12, preschoolers will read books about books! The program starts at 10:30 AM.
The library has handwork, inspiration and conversation from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 12, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Bring any type of craft or handwork to work on – and bring a friend too.
Get together with others and color! The next Color and Connect program is on Tuesday, September 17, from 6 to 8 PM. We would love to have you join us.
Build with Magformers on Wednesday, September 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Magformers are magnetic building toys that will be featured with monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) programs at the library.
In the Land of Second Chances by George Shaffner, is the September 23, Book Club selection. Stop at the library to pick up the book so you can participate in the discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 28, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – Today’s public libraries are thriving technology hubs that millions rely on 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.
Plan ahead for the holiday and pick up extra books and movies for the long weekend. The library will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.
There are plenty of Legos for everyone to build an amazing creation at our LEGORAMA building session. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 3:30-5:30 PM. The theme is vehicles.
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. 5, 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 Friday, 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.
The library is a great place to have coffee and conversation with your friends Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM.
Geoffrey Takes a Hike, a children’s book by Ruth Anne Schneck, will be presented on Wednesday, September 11, at 6:30 PM. In this new adventure, Geoffrey makes a birthday wish and keeps it in his heart as he treks through new journeys in the USA. Join Ruth Ann for her author talk and reading, book sales, and a drawing.

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 21, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Drop in Thursday, August 22, and add to LEGO World. You can build land forms or cities with other Lego builders before beginning school.
Remember free coffee time at 8 AM each Monday to start your week off right.
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht is the Book Club Selection for August. Grab a book and meet with the group on Monday, August 26, at 1 PM for the discussion.
On Tuesday, August 27, from 6 to 8 PM it is time to Color and Connect with adult coloring enthusiasts. Show up and give coloring a try. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own.
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2, for Labor Day. Plan ahead for the holiday and pick up extra books and movies for the long weekend.
Our monthly LEGORAMA building sessions move back to the first Tuesday of the month during the school year, with the next one scheduled for September 3, 3:30-5:30 PM.
There are plenty of Legos for everyone to build an amazing creation. The theme is vehicles.
Story Time for preschoolers begins on Thursday, Sept. 5, 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.
Did you know that our children’s and juvenile books are marked with AR and Lexile reading levels? This makes it easy to find the right book for your child.
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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