Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 6, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
This is the last call for decorated wreaths and outdoor garland. Stop in the library by Friday, November 8, or order your fresh greenery online athttps://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/.
Story Time children will read and dig into pumpkin activities on November 7. It will be a very pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM.
Stop in from 8 to 10 AM for coffee any Monday morning.
You are invited to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting the educational program Effective Communication Strategies on Tuesday, November 12, at 2 PM.
On Wednesday, November 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM, we have Magformers magnetic building fun. Come build.
Preschoolers read about harvesting and machinery at the FFA & Ag Museum on Thursday, November 14. Story Time begins at the library at 10:30 AM, with the group trekking to the museum for this farming adventure.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is the perfect opportunity to work on your handmade holiday gifts. They meet on Thursday, November 14, from 1 to 3 PM.
The November Book Club selection is Completely Restored, by Robert Kerr. Read the book and attend the discussion on Monday, November 18, at 1 PM.
You need to Color and Connect on Tuesday, November 19. We’ll be waiting for you from 6 to 8 PM.
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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 30, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
There will be excitement downtown for our annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating on Thursday, October 31. 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.
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31, from 1 to 6 PM.
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.
Consider joining us at 8 AM for coffee at Monday morning coffee time each week.
The building theme is Thanksgiving for our November LEGORAMA on Tuesday, November 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
It will be a very pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM on November 7. Story Time children will read and dig into pumpkin activities.
The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting the educational program Effective Communication Strategies on Tuesday, November 12, at 2 PM. Join us to explore how communication changes when someone is living with Alzheimer’s.
Magformers magnetic building fun is 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 13.
Completely Restored, by Robert Kerr, is the November Book Club selection. Read the book and join this group on Monday, November 18, at 1 PM for the discussion.
The order deadline is near for decorated wreaths and outdoor garland. Stop in the library, or order your fresh greenery online athttps://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/.
We know it seems early, but get Saturday, December 7 on your calendar as the day Santa will be visiting with children in the library from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 23, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers will have a spooky good time with stories and activities for the upcoming holiday. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 24, at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meets on Thursday, October 24, from 1 to 3 PM. Bring any craft project you are working on and join other creative people at the library.
At our Trash to Treasures Craft Program on Thursday, October 24, 2:30 to 4 PM, make a spooky haunted house out of junk This program is for kids of all ages and is sponsored by the Waste Trac Education Team.
Toy Story 4 is the 1:15 PM movie on Friday, October 25. When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Rated G, animation/adventure/comedy, 1 hr. 40 min.
Black Hawk County Master Gardeners are bringing their best worms to you! Vermiculture: Using worms to make the best compost ever! is the program on Wednesday, October 30, at 6:30 PM. Bring the whole family for hands-on lessons.
On Thursday, October 31, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat at Story Time. Our Trick-or-Treaters will march through downtown rain or shine.
Anyone clad in costume garners a treat when they drop in on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31, from 1 to 6 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.
Start November off right and build LEGORAMA into your schedule for Tuesday, November 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The theme is Thanksgiving.
Hurry! The order deadline is November 11, for decorated wreaths and outdoor garland. Items will be available before Thanksgiving. Stop in the library, or order your fresh greenery online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/. All proceeds benefit the community by purchasing equipment, furniture and programs at the library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 16, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Story Time fire safety begins at the library at 10:30 AM. Preschoolers will read and practice on Thursday, October 17, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum.
There are two book choices for the October Book Club. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, is about a young girl’s healing and the power of love. Our second selection is In The Belly of Jonah, by Sandra Brannan, a graphic and violent murder mystery. Read either or both books and join this group on Monday, October 21, at 1 PM for the discussion.
We have fun, no carve pumpkin decorating on Wednesday, October 23, 6 to 7:30 PM at our Melted Crayon Pumpkin Workshop. Bring your own pumpkin or purchase one from us. Recommended for fun loving adults, and school age children and older.
Preschoolers will have a spooky good time with stories and activities for the upcoming holiday. Story Time howls about Halloween on Thursday, October 24, at 10:30 AM.
Bring any craft project you are working on and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 24, from 1 to 3 PM.
Make a spooky haunted house out of junk at our Trash to Treasures craft program on Thursday, October 24, 2:30 to 4 PM. This is for kids of all ages and is sponsored by the Waste Trac Education Team.
Toy Story 4 is the 1:15 PM movie on Friday, October 25. When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Rated G, animation/adventure/comedy, 1 hr. 40 min.
Vermiculture: Using worms to make the best compost ever! is on Wednesday, October 30, at 6:30 PM. Bring the whole family for hands-on lessons. Black Hawk County Master Gardeners are bringing their best worms to you!
Order your fresh greenery for the holidays at the library or online at https://www.theprogressreview.co/fresh-greenery-for-the-holidays/ by November 11. Decorated wreaths and 25’ outdoor garland can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Items will be available before Thanksgiving and proceeds benefit the library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 9, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Beginning at 10:30 AM, UHS football players and cheerleaders will lead preschoolers in football fun and reading on Thursday, October 10. Everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show their Homecoming spirit at Story Time!
Bring your own project to work on to Hawkins Handcrafters from 1-3 PM on Thursday, October 10. This is the perfect time for stitching and crafting.
Free coffee and free conversation at the library every Monday at 8 AM. Try it!
You need to Color and Connect. Coloring for adults is fun and creative therapy. Join us on Tuesday, October 15, from 6-8 PM.
Magformers are magnetic building toys featured as a monthly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program at the library. You can build with Magformers on Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 to 5:30 PM.
Preschoolers will practice fire safety on Thursday, October 17, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum. This Story Time adventure begins at the library at 10:30 AM.
The #LibrariesTransform Book Pick is offering readers nationwide access to the same ebook at the same time through public libraries. On BRIDGES you can download your copy of After the Flood by Kassandra Montag, through October 21. All you need is a library card!
There are two book choices for the October Book Club. In The Belly of Jonah, by Sandra Brannan, is a graphic and violent murder mystery. Our second selection is The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, about a young girl’s healing and the power of love. Read either or both books and join discussion on Monday, October 21, at 1 PM.
Stop in on Wednesday, October 23, 6 to 7:30 PM for our Melted Crayon Pumpkin Workshop. This is fun, no carve pumpkin decorating. Bring your own pumpkin or purchase one from us. Recommended for school age children and older, and fun loving adults.

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