Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 22, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
For the final Storytime program of the school year, preschoolers read about summer on Thursday, May 23. At 10:30 AM we break out stories reminding us of the summer fun we have when warm weather arrives.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, on Thursday, May 23. Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork.
Remember to pick up books, movies, and magazines for the long holiday weekend. The library will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.
The library is thrilled to have La Porte City Elementary students visiting on Tuesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 30, to learn about the library.Look for our booth at the Health & Safety Fair on Sunday, June 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in downtown La Porte City.
LEGORAMA! is on Thursday, June 7. Join us from 2 to 4 PM for LEGO building fun. The theme will be summer.
May is Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of items to read – books, magazines, and newspapers – are available to you at the library!
The library has great programs all summer long. Stop in for a schedule, find it online at www.laportecity.lib.ia.us (Upcoming Events), or on our Facebook page (Events). Take advantage of these free, fun, and educational activities.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC is giving away two complete audiobook downloads a week – based on weekly themes. Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 8, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
We would love to see you reading in the library in May during Get Caught Reading Month. Thousands of books, magazines, and newspapers are on hand.
Children hear stories about mothers and make something special when we celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 AM.
At Hawkins’ Handcrafters work on your knitting, crocheting, quilting, jewelry, sewing, stamping, or other handwork of your choice, from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, May 9.
Choose decorations, stamps, and embellishments to design a special Mother’s Day card for your dear mom or grandmother, through Saturday, May 11.
How can you turn down free coffee at the library on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM?
We’re headed for hat reading at Story Time on Thursday, May 16. Top off your preschooler’s morning by joining the library and FFA museum at 10:30 AM. And we suggest you wear a hat.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is the May Book Club selection. Reverend John Ames begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Gilead is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately. Grab a book and join us for the discussion on Monday, May 20, at 1 PM.
New artists are always welcome at our adult Color and Connect program on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 to 8 PM. The library has a variety of coloring pages, markers and pencils for you to use, or bring your own.
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. SYNC is giving away two complete audiobook downloads a week – based on weekly themes. Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running. Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only). Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 1, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
You just might receive a reward when we catch you reading in the library during May. May is Get Caught Reading Month!
Bring in your little monster at 10:30 AM to read with us on Thursday, May 2. Preschoolers will make merry with monsters at Story Time.
Remember Monday Morning Coffee Time each week at 8 AM.
Attend our fun hands-on LEGO building program held from 4 to 5:30 PM and build a monster! LEGORAMA is on Tuesday, May 7.
Design a special Mother’s Day card for your dear mom, or grandmother, Wednesday through Saturday, May 8-11. Choose decorations, stamps, and embellishments to create a keepsake card.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 AM. Children will hear stories about mothers and make mom something special.
Work on knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, quilting, jewelry, sewing, or another craft of your choice on Thursday, May 9, from 1 to 3 PM at Hawkins Handcrafters.
Pick up the May Book Club selection now – Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Reverend John Ames begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Gilead is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part. Drop in to grab a book and join us for the discussion on Monday, May 20, at 1 PM.
Consider applying for Hawkins Memorial Libraries’ Board of Trustees. Applicants may reside inside the city limits of La Porte City or in rural Black Hawk County. This Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 5 PM. Contact Hawkins Memorial Library or City Hall for an application, or email lpcclerk@lpctel.net. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2019.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 24, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers dig into composting with a visit from Waste Trac on Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 AM. At Story Time children learn about worms and the different jobs they have.
So many crafts and so little time…take care of this problem by coming to Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, April 25.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket from Thursday, April 25 through Wednesday, May 1, and be prepared to share a Happy May Day.
Come in for the free coffee on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM.
May is Get Caught Reading Month and the library loves readers. If you get caught reading at the library in May we’ll have a reward for you!
On Thursday, May 2, preschoolers will make merry with monsters at Story Time. Bring in your little monster at 10:30 AM to read with us.
LEGORAMA is coming up on Tuesday, May 7. Attend this fun hands-on LEGO building program held from 4 to 5:30 PM and build a monster!
There will be decorations, stamps, and embellishments to choose to use when you design a special Mother’s Day card for your adored parent from Wednesday through Saturday, May 8 – 11. Remember grandmothers too!
Be sure to “Like” Hawkins Memorial Library on Facebook and remember to check “Get Notifications” and “Following” so you are informed about what is going on at your library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 17, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers begin Story Time at the library and then visit the FFA Museum for a lesson about trains. Read about these iron horses on Thursday, April 18, at 10:30 AM.
Mary Poppins Returns is the 1:15 PM movie on Friday, April 19. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time. Rated PG, comedy/family/fantasy, runs 2 hrs. 10 min.
Play for big fun and small prizes – BINGO is 1:30 to 3:30 PM on Monday, April 22.
For over 40 years Charlene and Ken Heiar have been developing their backyard to attract many kinds of wildlife. They will offer tips and ideas on what you can do to bring wildlife into your backyard. Welcoming Wildlife to Your Backyard program is Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 PM.
Waste Trac visits Story Time with their worms and fun activities teaching composting to preschoolers on Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 AM.
So many crafts and so little time…take care of this problem by coming to Hawkins Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, April 25.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket. Make baskets for May Day from Thursday, April 25 through Wednesday, May 1.
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson is the book club selection for May. Reverend John Ames begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Gilead is a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part. Drop in to grab a book and join us for the discussion on Monday, May 20, at 1 PM.
Consider applying for Hawkins Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees. Applicants may reside inside the city limits of La Porte City or in rural Black Hawk County. This Board meets on the second Monday of the month at 5 PM. Contact Hawkins Memorial Library or City Hall for an application, or email lpcclerk@lpctel.net. Deadline for applications is June 20, 2019.

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