By Jolene Kronschnabel

It will be a monstrous Story Time on Thursday, April 9. Preschoolers are reading entertaining and silly monster stories at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, April 9, from 1 to 3 PM. Take a little time for your handwork and yourself by joining this group.
You are invited to visit and explore the library to discover the many free services offered locally. Hawkins Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting an open house April 13-18, and with a special presentation on Monday, April 13 at 9:30 AM: Autism…A New Word in Our Vocabulary, by Clarice and Robert Burkgren. Hear the story of how autism has impacted the life of the Burkgrens and that of their daughter, Beth. Clarice will also be sharing her book, Autism, A New Word in Our Vocabulary and the 35 Year History of Iowa Society for Autistic Children and the Autism Society of Iowa. April is National Autism Awareness Month.
Tuesday, April 14 is National Library Workers Day. Please, thank your librarians!
The Reading is Fun Book Club chats on Tuesday, April 14, at 4 PM. Any 2nd or 3rd grader can join in to share about a recently read chapter book.
Story Time is going to the dogs! Preschoolers will have a dog gone good time reading about these beloved pets on Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 AM.
Into the Woods is the 1:15 PM flick on Wednesday, April 22. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family.
Check out our sale shelves for great books that are only $.25 each during April. This sale applies to authors with last names beginning with P, Q, and R.