Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 13, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Story time begins in the library at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 14, with special stories at the FFA Museum. Preschoolers will sink their teeth into books about eating and food.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, March 14. This is your chance to work on those unfinished craft projects.
Spring break day 1: BINGO at the Library on Monday, March 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. Play for fun and win small prizes.
Spring break day 2: The Cedar Bend Humane Society visits on Tuesday, March 19, at 1:30 PM. We’ll have a program with a dog visit, and make dog toys. Please bring a donation of pet food.
Spring break day 3: The family friendly movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet on Wednesday, March 20, at 1:15 PM. Ralph and Vanellope discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 51 min.
Waking up a Tired Yard: Simple Ways to Reenergize Your Yard will be presented by Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Black Hawk County on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM.
Spring break day 4: Fluffy slime, a make and take activity, on Thursday, March 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Spring break day 5: LEGO Day on Friday, March 22, 1 to 5 PM. Drop in any time to build.
When Captain Flint Was Still a Good Man by Nick Dybek is the Book Club selection for March. Every fall, the men of Loyalty Island sail from the Olympic Peninsula up to the Bering Sea to spend the winter catching king crab. When it appears the business will be sold, taking away the fishermen’s livelihood, Cal stumbles on evidence that his father may have taken extreme measures to salvage their way of life. The discussion is at 1 PM on Monday, March 25.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 6, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Dr. Seuss’ clever stories, full of creativity and silliness, will be featured at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, March 7, 10:30 AM.
Mondays are the day for coffee with your friends at the library. Drinks are on us from 8 to 10 AM.
Make your life brighter by attending Color and Connect, a coloring program for adults, from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, March 12. The library provides coloring pages, markers, pens and pencils.
Sink your teeth into books about eating and food for preschoolers on Thursday, March 14. Story time begins at 10:30 AM at the library, with special stories at the FFA Museum.
You’ve got unfinished craft projects and we’ve got people to craft with. Hawkins’ Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, March 14.
Spring break day 1: BINGO at the Library on Monday, March 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Spring break day 2: The Cedar Bend Humane Society visits on Tuesday, March 19, at 1:30 PM.
Spring break day 3: The family friendly movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet on Wednesday, March 20, at 1:15 PM. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 51 min.
Waking up a Tired Yard: Simple Ways to Reenergize Your Yard, will be presented by Iowa State Extension and Outreach of Black Hawk County on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 PM.
“Get lucky with a Book” at the library during March. Recommended reads are on display for your choosing.

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 27, 2019

Want a great WWII history lesson? Local author Linda McCann talks about her new book Prisoners of War in Iowa at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, February 27.
Bundle up your tot and join us on Thursday, February 28, at 10:30 AM for Story Time. Preschoolers will get into winter clothes reading and activities.
Don’t forget Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, February 28.
“Get lucky with a Book” at the library. You recommend your favorite reads to other patrons and they share their preferences on our March “Luck of the Irish” display.
You may discover a new author or series thanks to the suggestion of a local leprechaun.
You should drop in and have a cup, or two, of coffee from 8 to 10 AM on Monday mornings.
The building theme is “anything green” for LEGORAMA, our Lego building program. Build from 4 to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, March 5.
Preschoolers will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with his clever stories at Story Time on Thursday, March 7, 10:30 AM.
A limited selection of Federal Income Tax forms are now available at the library.
Upcoming Spring Break programs to get on your calendar:
March 18: BINGO from 1:30-3:30 PM
March 19: Cedar Bend Humane Society Visit at 1:30 PM
March 20: Movie at 1:15 PM and Waking Up a Tired Yard gardening program at 6:30 PM
March 21: Make Your Own Fluffy Slime from 1:30 to 3:30 PM
March 22: Lego Day from 1-5 PM

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 20, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
For the remainder of February the library has lonely books that are single and ready to mingle! Be bold and try a Blind Date with a Book by choosing a wrapped book to take home to enjoy!
Meet at the library at 10:30 AM to start stories about our beloved household creatures. Preschoolers read about pets and visit the FFA Museum for Story Time on Thursday, February 21.
The Grinch is the movie on Monday, February 25, at 1:15 PM. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville in the 2018 film version of this classic book. Rated PG, animation/comedy/family, plays 1 hr. 26 min.
At 6:30 PM, Wednesday, February 27, local author Linda McCann talks about her new book Prisoners of War in Iowa. This will be a great WWII history lesson.
Preschoolers are very familiar with the winter clothes we’ll read about at Story Time on Thursday, February 28. Bundle up your tot and join us at 10:30 AM.
Welcome to all crafters and crafts at Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, February 28.
The library has hot coffee every Monday morning for these cold snowy winter days. Drop in and have a cup, or two, from 8 to 10 AM.
LEGORAMA, our Lego building program, is 4 to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, March 5. The building theme is green.
A limited selection of Federal Income Tax forms are now available at the library.
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 shopping smile.amazon.com. To choose a charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com, beneath the search bar and to the right of supporting; select “Change”, type Hawkins Memorial Library in the search bar, and select City of La Porte City. Thank you.

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 13, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
There is still time to design a Valentine masterpiece at the library’s Valentine Making Party. Create cards for those you love through Thursday, February 14.
Celebrate the day of love in style at Story Time beginning at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 14. Preschoolers will listen to Valentine’s Day tales, make valentines and play Valentine BINGO.
On Thursday, February 14, from 1 to 3 PM, Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet. Bring any type of handwork and join others for conversation and inspiration.
These cold Mondays are perfect for coffee with friends. Drop in from 8 to 10 AM.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, is the February 18, 1 PM book club discussion selection. Juliet is drawn into the world of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island. Grab a copy of the Book Club book from the library and join the discussion.
Color and Connect at our adult coloring program on Tuesday, February 19, from 6 to 8 PM. Invite a friend and try this trend. We have all the supplies you need.
Preschoolers read about pets when they visit the FFA Museum for Story Time on Thursday, February 21. Meet at the library at 10:30 AM to start stories about those beloved household creatures.
You have until the end of February to try a Blind Date with a Book. You pick your date based only on genre. Many of our bold blind daters have had love at first read with a new author or series.
Author Linda McCann talks about her new book Prisoners of War in Iowa at 6:30 PM, Wednesday, February 27.

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