Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 17, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Have fun and win small prizes playing BINGO on Thursday, July 18, 1:30 to 3 PM.
Friday, July 19, is a Summer Reading Program craft day from 1 to 5 PM.
Let’s explore orbits, the amazing science behind the forces that keep us on planet Earth, on Monday, July 22, at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, is the Book Club selection for July. Read the book and join the discussion on Tuesday, July 23, at 1 PM.
All adults should Color and Connect on Tuesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 PM.
The Spiderwick Chronicles plays at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 24. Rated PG, action/adventure/drama, 1 hr. 36 min.
How many crafts can Handcrafters craft if Handcrafters can craft crafts? Find out on Thursday, July 25, from 1 to 3 PM.
From 1 to 5 PM on Friday, July 26, kids can drop in to make crafts at a Friday Summer Reading Program craft day.
We have coffee on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM.
Did you know it has been 50 years since man first walked on the moon? We can’t wait to show you just how amazing this accomplishment was on Monday, July 29, at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th. 
The third in our series of Summer Reading Programs is on Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 PM. The Grout Museum is bringing their Star Lab, a portable planetarium, so you can view the nighttime sky indoors.
A Dog’s Way Home is the movie on Wednesday, July 31, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, adventure/drama/family, 1 hr. 36 min.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 10, 2019

By Director Jolene Kronschnabel
Build Lego creations using a space theme on Thursday, July 11, from 1 to 5 PM.
Make and take crafts for our Summer Reading Program are Friday, July 12, from 1 to 5 PM.
Earth is just a tiny dot in the universe with more to explore in our solar system and other galaxies! On Monday, July 15, learn the skills scientists use when they make new space discoveries at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Other Worldly Animal Adaptations with the Blank Park Zoo is the program on Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 PM. Meet animals from the zoo and learn about their “otherworldly” adaptations.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the movie on Wednesday, July 17, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, 1 hr. 57 min.
Play BINGO with us on Thursday, July 18, from 1:30 to 3 PM.
Complete crafts any time between 1 and 5 PM on Friday, July 19, during our Summer Reading Program craft day.
Why are the sun and moon always the same distance from Earth? Let’s explore orbits, the amazing science behind the forces that keep us in the perfect place to live, on Monday, July 22, at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline, is the Book Club selection for July. Read the book and join the discussion on Tuesday, July 23, at 1 PM.
Adults can Color and Connect on Tuesday, July 23, from 6 to 8 PM.
The Spiderwick Chronicles plays at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 24. Rated PG, action/adventure/drama, 1 hr. 36 min.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 3, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.
At our Viewing Space program on Monday, July 8, learn about the night sky and become a space expert without leaving earth. This Summer Science STEM program is provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Join our Moon Walk Viewing Party with the LPC FFA Historical & Ag Museum on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 PM. Kids can experience the 1969 moon walk through activities, games and videos, to learn about astronauts and the moon.
Treasure Planet is showing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 10. This is a Disney animated version of “Treasure Island”. Rated PG, animation/adventure/family, 1 hr. 35 min.
Build Lego creations using a space theme on Thursday, July 11, from 1 to 5 PM, and snap bricks with your friends.
Get creative with make and take crafts on Friday, July 12, from 1 to 5 PM.
Earth is just a tiny dot in the universe with more to explore in our solar system and other galaxies! On Monday, July 15, learn the skills scientists use when they make new space discoveries at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Other Worldly Animal Adaptations with the Blank Park Zoo is the program on Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 PM. Animals are found in different habitats around the world and require special adaptations to survive in their environments. Meet animals from the zoo and learn about their “otherworldly” adaptations.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the movie on Wednesday, July 17, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, plays 1 hr. 57 min.
Play BINGO from 1:30 to 3 PM on Thursday, July 18, for fun and small prizes.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 26, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Register the kids for the summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. Earn prizes all summer long by completing reading logs, and attend our special programs for ages preschool – 5th grade.
Stop in and work, chat, learn and share ideas with a talented group. Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 27, from 1 to 3 PM.
Every Monday at 8 AM the library has coffee. Come visit.
Did you know the sun is a star? On Monday, July 1, the program Sunny Sunshine explores mystery beads with cool abilities, while diving into how to stay safe from the incredible power of the sun. This Summer Science STEM program is provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
The movie How to Train your Dragon, The Hidden World is on Wednesday, July 3, 1:15 PM. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, 1 hr. 44 min.
The library will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, July 4.
Learn about the night sky and become a space expert without leaving earth at our Viewing Space program on Monday, July 8. This Summer Science STEM program is provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
At the first Summer Reading Program kids can experience the 1969 moon walk through activities, games and videos, to learn about astronauts and the moon. Join our Moon Walk Viewing Party, with the LPC FFA Historical & Ag Museum, on Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 PM.
Treasure Planet is showing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 10. A Disney animated version of Treasure Island, this film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders. Rated PG, animation/adventure/family, 1 hr. 35 min.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 19, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
The library has a summer reading program for ages preschool – 5th grade: A Universe of Stories. Register now and earn prizes all summer long by filling out the reading log, and attend our special programs scheduled in July and August. 
Have fun and win small prizes when you play BINGO with us on Thursday, June 20, from 1:30 to 3 PM.
Make and try a typical snack of astronaut pudding and brainstorm your own space meal plan. Astronaut food is the Summer Science STEM program on Monday, June 24. Provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service, sessions are 1 to 1:45 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 to 3 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is the Book Club selection for June. Read this classic story and discuss it with the group on Tuesday, June 25, 1 PM.
Space Buddies plays on Wednesday, June 26, at 1:15 PM. Disney’s pups are back and take one small step for dog and one giant leap for dogkind. Rated G, adventure/family/fantasy, 1 hr. 24 min.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 27, from 1 to 3 PM. Stop in and work, chat, learn and share ideas with this talented group.
The library has coffee each Monday at 8 AM.
Did you know the sun is a star? The program Sunny Sunshine explores mystery beads with cool abilities, while diving into how to stay safe from the incredible power of the sun. Monday, July 1, this Summer Science STEM program is provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
The movie How to Train your Dragon, The Hidden World is on Wednesday, July 3, 1:15 PM. When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. Rated PG, animation/action/adventure, 1 hr. 44 min.

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