By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Last call to order your fresh greenery for the holidays! The order deadline is November 2. Decorated wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Stop at the library, or order greenery online at

It will be a very pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM on November 2. Story Time children will read and dig into pumpkin activities.

There is plenty of coffee and conversation at Monday morning coffee time each week. Consider joining us at 8 AM. 

Start November off right and build LEGORAMA into your schedule for Tuesday, November 7, from 4-5:30 PM. The theme is Thanksgiving.

Let’s monkey around at Story Time on Thursday, November 9. Read about Curious George and the other monkeys in the library beginning at 10:30 AM.

Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, November 9, from 1-3 PM. Haul in your handwork and join other handy people at the library. 

You can Color and Connect on Tuesday, November 14, from 6-8 PM. The library has a great variety of pictures, bookmarks, pencils and pens. We just need you!

“Trash to Treasures” is a creative program to make fall and Christmas crafts from old junk! Stop in from 3:30-5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 15, to join Waste Trac and Green Iowa AmeriCorps for this fun way to celebrate America Recycles Day.

Cars 3, is the movie playing at 4 PM on Wednesday, November 15. Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. Rated G, animation/adventure/comedy, plays 1 hr. and 42 min.

Pay your fines by bringing non-perishable food and personal care items to the library in the month of November.  Your fine total will be reduced by $2.00 for each item deposited during Food for Fines Month.  Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.