Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 11, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Hawkins Handcrafters get to work on Thursday, July 12, from 1-3 PM.
Make and take crafts for our Summer Reading Program are Friday, July 13, from 1-5 PM.
Solar oven S’mores! Use solar energy to make a tasty, sweet treat in a pizza box on Monday, July 16 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.
Music Grab Bag, the second in our series of Summer Reading Programs, is on Tuesday, July 17, at 6 PM, when Jen Bistline presents a “grab bag” of musical surprises.
Paws, P.I. shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 18. Rated PG, family movie, plays 1 hr. 26 min.
Play BINGO with us on Thursday, July 19, from 2-4 PM. Have fun and win small prizes!
Music in the Park, made possible by a grant from the Walmart Foundation, is on Thursday, July 19, from 6-8 PM. Bring a picnic supper and your chair, and enjoy music by the group 4 Guys & A Gal. For a donation you can have a dish of ice cream with proceeds benefiting the community project to preserve local history by digitizing The Progress Review. Invite your friends!
Complete crafts any time between 1-5 PM on Friday, July 20, during our Summer Reading Program craft day.
Explore the ways to change speed and direction of moving objects during the roller coaster program on Monday, July 23 at the Summer Science STEM program. Sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th.
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland, by Dan Berry, is the Book Club selection to be discussed on Tuesday, July 24, at 1 PM.
The third in our series of Summer Reading Programs is on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 PM. Experience an Instrument Petting Zoo with band instructor Mike Bistline.
Birds of Paradise is the movie on Wednesday, July 25, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, animation, plays 1 hr. 22 min.
Adults can Color and Connect on Wednesday, July 25, from 6-8 PM.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 4, 2018

Build Lego creations using a bug theme on Thursday, July 5, from 2 to 4 PM, and snap bricks with your friends.
A Blubber Glove is the experiment on Monday, July 9. Kids make and test a blubber glove to see what it is like to be a marine animal living in sub-freezing air and frigid water temperatures 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 first in our series of Summer Reading Programs begins on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 PM. Kids can see the amazing science of sound as the Grout Museum’s Sound Science Program demonstrates vibration, frequency and the Doppler Effect with singing rods, singing pipes and spouting bowls.
A Wrinkle in Time is the movie on Wednesday, July 11, at 1:15 PM. Three mystical guides lead Meg on an epic journey, tessering through time and space to find her father, following his mysterious disappearance. Rated PG, adventure/family/fantasy, plays 1 hr. 49 min.
Grab your handwork and meet up with Hawkins Handcrafters on Thursday, July 12, from 1 to 3 PM.
Get creative with make and take crafts for our Summer Reading Program on Friday, July 13, from 1 to 5 PM.
Solar oven S’mores! Use solar energy to make a tasty, sweet treat in a pizza box on Monday, July 16 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.
Music Grab Bag is the second in our series of Summer Reading Programs. On Tuesday, July 17, at 6 PM, Jen Bistline presents a “grab bag” of musical surprises. Just bring your curiosity. Audience participation is encouraged!
Paws, P.I. shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 18. A boy determined to save his father’s failing private detective business enlists the help of his pet dog and parrot…who talk. Together they will try to take down the town’s tyrannical tycoon who’s determined to stop a mansion from being turned into an animal rescue. Rated PG, family movie, plays 1 hr. 26 min.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 27, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Geoffrey’s Christmas Wish book talk and signing by local author Ruth Anne (Rippel) Schneck is Wednesday, June 27, at 6 PM, with coloring at 5:30 PM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 28, from 1-3 PM. Stop in and work, chat, learn and share ideas with this talented group.
Program change – Exploding toothpaste is the experiment on Monday, July 2, when we mix two solutions together for an amazing eruption of foam 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 library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for the holiday.
LEGORAMA! Build Lego creations using a bug theme on Thursday, July 5, from 2-4 PM, then display your masterpiece and wow other library patrons.
Coffee and conversation are free on Monday mornings from 8-10 AM.
A Blubber Glove is the experiment on Monday, July 9. Kids make and test a blubber glove to see what it is like to be a marine animal living in sub-freezing air and frigid water temperatures 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.
At the first Summer Reading Program kids can see the amazing science of sound as the Grout Museum’s Sound Science Program demonstrates vibration, frequency and the Doppler Effect with singing rods, singing pipes and spouting bowls on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 PM.
A Wrinkle in Time is the movie on Wednesday, July 11, at 1:15 PM. Three mystical guides lead Meg on an epic journey, tessering through time and space to find her father, following his mysterious disappearance. Rated PG, adventure/family/fantasy, plays 1 hr. 49 min.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 20, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Have fun and win small prizes when you play BINGO with us on Thursday, June 21, from 2-4 PM.
Learn new ways to clean up our planet and how hard it is to undo water pollution on Monday, June 25, at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Monday afternoon sessions are 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2 PM for grades 3rd-5th. These are entertaining, free, hands-on learning labs.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah is the Book Club selection for June. This group meets for the discussion on Tuesday, June 26, at 1 PM.
Sherlock Gnomes shows on Wed., June 27, at 1:15 PM. Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr.26 min.
Geoffrey’s Christmas Wish book talk and signing by local author Ruth Anne (Rippel) Schneck is Wednesday, June 27, at 6 PM, with coloring at 5:30 PM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 28, from 1-3 PM. Stop in and work, chat, learn and share ideas with this talented group.
You’ll be attracted to Magnetic Slime and enjoy using a super-strong neodymium magnet to form a miniature Devils Tower on July 2, at our free Monday afternoon Summer Science program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. This entertaining, hands-on learning lab has sessions at 1 PM for preschool-2nd grade and 2 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for the holiday.
Register for Library’s Rock!, the library summer reading program for ages preschool through 5th grade. Fill out the reading log to earn prizes all summer long and attend our special programs scheduled in July and August.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 13, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Make Father’s Day cards through Thursday, June 14. We have the supplies.
Hawkins Handcrafters meets on Thursday, June 14, from 1-3 PM. Come stitch!
The library will be closed for regular business on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16, for Festival of Trails.
Our free Festival of Trails event is a Magic Show on Saturday, June 16, at 1 PM featuring comedy Magician Rick Eugene who provides comical entertainment and magic together that is fun for the whole family. This show takes place rain or shine.
Exploding toothpaste is the experiment on Monday, June 18, when we mix two solutions together for an amazing eruption of foam at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Monday afternoon sessions are 1-1:45 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2-3 PM for grades 3rd -5th.
Grab a friend and explore adult coloring, a popular form of art and relaxation. Color and Connect is 6-8 PM on Tuesday, June 19.
Early Man is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, June 20. Set at the dawn of time, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 29 min.
Play BINGO with us on Thursday, June 21, from 2-4 PM, for fun and small prizes.
Learn how hard it is to undo water pollution and new ways to clean up our planet on Monday, June 25, at the Summer Science STEM program provided by the Black Hawk County Extension Service. Monday afternoon sessions are 1-1:45 PM for preschool-2nd grade, and 2-3 PM for grades 3rd-5th. These are entertaining, free, hands-on learning labs.
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah is the Book Club selection for June. This group meets for the discussion on Tuesday, June 26, at 1 PM.
Sherlock Gnomes shows on Wed., June 27, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr.26 min.
Geoffrey’s Christmas Wish book talk and signing by local author Ruth Anne Schneck is Wednesday, June 27, at 6 PM, with coloring at 5:30 PM.

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