By Jolene Kronschnabel

It is not too late to join the first ever Big Library Read of an eBook.  Big Library Read is a pilot program in which libraries worldwide offer a single eBook to all of their patrons. The book Four Corners of the Sky by Michael Malone is available for simultaneous checkouts until May 30, 2013. You can get this free eBook by visiting the Hawkins Memorial Library’s website,, and clicking on the NEIBORS banner.

On Thursday, June 6, the library will begin presenting weekly family friendly summer movies. Cirque du Soleil, Worlds Away is showing at 1:15 PM that day. In this movie an Aerialist entrances a young woman. When they fall into the dreamlike world of Cirque du Soleil and are separated, they travel through the different tent worlds trying to find each other. There will be popcorn and games to play. All ages are invited.

Come to the library for a Father’s Day Card Making Party on Thursday, June 13, from 1 to 5 PM.  We will have the supplies to construct and decorate cards, you bring the creativity, and then you take home a unique card for your father.

The library will show Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great and Powerful on Thursday, June 13, at 1:15 PM, along with popcorn and our Father’s Day Card Making Party.

The library will be closed on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, for the Festival of Trails celebration. Get your books, magazines, and movies early for the weekend.

Hawkins Memorial Library is currently accepting member applications for the Library Board of Trustees. Consider applying if you are interested in the future of the library, reside in Black Hawk County, and are willing to make operating and planning decisions to direct and control all affairs of the library. This is a six-year term starting on July 2, 2013. Board of Trustees meetings are held the second Monday each month at 6 PM.  Apply at the library or City Hall.