By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Hurray for Homecoming at Story Time! Union football players will lead preschoolers in book reading and football fun on Thursday, September 21, beginning at 10:30 AM. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show their Union spirit. 

The Lion King shows on Monday, September 25, at 1:15 PM. Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. Rated G, animation/adventure/drama, plays 1 hr. and 28 min.

Banned Books Week, Monday through Saturday, September 25-30, is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.  

Preschoolers will read books and participate in fall activities at the library on Thursday, September 28, at Story Time. Think fall and come at 10:30 AM for autumn entertainment. 

Join other handcrafters at the library for a time of work and conversation at Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, September 28, from 1-3 PM. 

Tuesday, October 3 is our next LEGORAMA building program. Plan to show up and build from 4-5:30 PM that afternoon. The theme is towers.

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith, by John Krakauer, is the October Book Club selection. This work takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities. Beginning with a double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Read the book and join this group on Monday, October 23, at 1 PM for the discussion.

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 you shop on Amazon.  Sign in and order on, select “Change your Charity” in your account, type Hawkins Memorial Library, and select City of La Porte City.