Category: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 16, 2019

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Preschoolers start at the library at 10:30 AM for Story Time at the FFA Museum on Thursday, January 17. Children will be reading about winter animals.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls shows at 1:15 PM on Monday, January 21. A young orphan aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world. Rated PG, 1h 45min, comedy/family/fantasy.
Reduce stress and anxiety, help your fine motor skills and vision, train your brain to focus, and be social by coloring! Color and Connect, our coloring program for adults, is 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, January 22. The library has coloring pages, pens and pencils.
Preschoolers will enjoy really cool snowman books and activities to keep them busy on Thursday, January 24. Story Time begins at 10:30 AM.
January is International Creativity Month, so bring a creative craft or handwork project and enjoy conversing with others on a winter afternoon. Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, January 24, from 1 to 3 PM.
Getting cabin fever with this winter weather? Remember there is coffee every Monday morning from 8 to 10 AM, and a jigsaw puzzle ready for you to work on. It’s always warm and friendly at the library.
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.
Why rent or buy movies when you can borrow them from the library? We have more than 3,800 titles available at no charge for a week.
This year there were 461 books in our Christmas book tree. Congratulations to Alyssa McDonald for the closest guess!

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 2, 2019

By Jolene Kronschanbel, Library Director
Preschool Story Time is Thursday, January 3, at 10:30 AM with children celebrating the New Year. If there is a school late start, or cancellation, Story Time will not be held.
Warm up with coffee on Mondays from 8 to 10 AM in the library and pick up your books, magazines and movies for the week. Or just come in and visit!
LEGORAMA is from 4 to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 8. Everyone can snap structures using a snow theme.
On Thursday, January 10, 10:30 AM preschoolers will read about winter at Story Time, so bundle up your tot and join us.
Bring a project to work on and join the Hawkins’ Handcrafters group from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, January 10. It’s a great break in your week.
The Book Club meets for a discussion on Monday, January 14, at 1 PM. The classic book, East of Eden, by John Steinbeck is the book selection for January. This sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel.
A Workshop on Design Space for Cricut is Wednesday, January 16, at 6:30 PM. This is a hands-on program where everyone will work on a computer to create a project. Bring a laptop or call 342-3025 to reserve a library computer.
Borrow your e-Books and audio books from the library through the BRIDGES program. Click the BRIDGES link on our website, www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, and browse the BRIDGES library. E-Books and audio books are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you.
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Hawkins’ Happenings – December 26, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
Play BINGO with us on Thursday, December 27, from 2 to 4 PM. Have fun and win small prizes!
It’s all about adding buildings and creating together to make the biggest and best city out of LEGOs ever. Help build a LEGO city at the library Friday, December 28 through Monday, December 31.
Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed on January 1. Our staff wishes you a safe and prosperous New Year.
Make simple feeders to hang on the Christmas tree downtown. Wednesday, January 2, is bird feeder day at the library.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, January 2. Rated PG, animation/action/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 29 min.
Story Time resumes on Thursday, January 3. Tales about the New Year start at 10:30 AM for preschoolers. If there is a school late start, or cancellation, Story Time will not be held.
LEGORAMA is from 4 to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 8. Everyone can snap structures using a snow theme.
The classic book, East of Eden, by John Steinbeck is the Book Club selection for January. This group meets for a discussion on Monday, January 14, at 1 PM.
 

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 12, 2018

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director
We’ll start Story Time at 10:30 AM at the library on Thursday, December 13, and then preschoolers hear about Christmas in other countries when they visit the FFA Museum.
The time for adult crafting is 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, December 13, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Bring any inspiring project you need to complete.
Remember to stop for a hot cup of coffee on Monday mornings from 8 to 10 AM.
Grownups create and color together from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, December 18, to Color and Connect for Christmas. You need to try this social form of art!
Construct and decorate a delightful little house between 4 and 7 PM on Wednesday, December 19. Our Gingerbread House Workshop is the place to do a little holiday building!
Stories and activities about the Jolly Old Elf will thrill children on Thursday, December 20, at Preschool Story Time. Bring the kids in at 10:30 AM for Santa fun!
Stamp, cut, glue, draw or sticker to create cards your own way to share this Christmas holiday. Christmas Card Crafting is in the library Thursday through Saturday, December 20-22.
Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday, so dash in and grab extra books and movies early.
Smallfoot is the movie on Wednesday, December 26, at 1:15 PM. A yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. Rated PG, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. 36 min.
An I Spy Christmas Tree with a list of ornaments to search for is in the library. Test how observant you are by stopping and participating in this fun holiday hunt.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 5, 2018

Join us for Story Time on Thursday, December 6, 10:30 AM when children hear about Santa’s animal helpers. Reindeer reading will put preschoolers in the Christmas Spirit.
There is coffee on each Monday morning at 8 AM.
Don’t miss this! The Union High School Carolers perform at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 12. This charming costumed a cappella group will grace patrons with 20 minutes of holiday music.
Preschoolers hear about Christmas in other countries when they visit the FFA Museum for Story Time on Thursday, December 13. We’ll start with stories at 10:30 AM at the library.
Holiday crafting time is on Thursday, December 13, from 1-3 PM with Hawkins’ Handcrafters. Spending time working with friends will help put a dent in your projects.
Color and Connect for Christmas on Tuesday, December 18. Grownups can create and color together from 6 to 8 PM. We have all the supplies, so all we need is you!
Construct a building at our Gingerbread House Workshop on Wednesday, December 19. Build and decorate a delightful little house between 4 and 7 PM.
Share the spirit of the season and take part in the library’s Adopt a Book program. Choose a book tag from the tree, pay for the children’s book, we order it, and then you receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book. Your generosity helps develop young readers in our community.
A forest of Christmas trees grace the library to inspire the holiday spirit. Stop in to see the popular Book Tree, the I Spy Tree, the Wish Tree, the Teddy Bear Tree, the Cookie Tree, the Frozen Tree, and other festive displays.

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