Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 10, 2016

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

Pick up Valentine gifts while you grab your books, movies, and magazines. The library has candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, album bowls, books, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Shop local and support your library.
Try a Blind Date with a Book in February. Check out a wrapped book from our display. You decide if it is a stud or a dud between the covers! Then rate your date: nice, think twice, or no dice, to get your name in our blind date prize drawing.
We have oodles of supplies for you to design a Valentine masterpiece for the holiday at the library’s Valentine Making Party. Create Wednesday, February 10, through Saturday, February 13. All ages are invited to design special cards for those you love.
On Thursday, February 11, 10:30 AM, preschoolers will love making valentines, playing Valentine bingo, and listening to Valentine’s Day tales. Celebrate the day of love in style at Story Time.
Bring a craft you’d love to work on and join us for Hawkins Handcrafters, 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, February 11.
Feeling creative? Need to relax? Drop in for Color and Connect, our adult coloring program, on Tuesday, February 16, from 6 to 8 PM. Warm drinks and coloring supplies are provided.
Grab your preschooler and drive on in to Story Time to hear stories about vehicles on Thursday, February 18, at 10:30 AM.
Goosebumps shows on Friday, February 19, at 1:15 PM. A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. Rated PG, 103 minutes, adventure/ comedy/ fantasy.
Driftless, by David Rhodes, is the February Book Club selection. Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, February 22, at 1 PM for the discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 3, 2016

By Jolene Kronschnabel, Library Director

For the month of February the library has lonely books that are single and ready to mingle. Be bold and try a Blind Date with a Book! Choose a display book to take home, and then unwrap, read, and enjoy your date. And remember to rate your date for a chance to win a prize!
The movie on Wednesday, February 3, at 1:15 PM is Hotel Transylvania 2. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. Rated PG, 89 minutes, animation/comedy/family.
Preschoolers will have fun with animals in winter at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 4. Read about groundhogs, birds and bears, oh my!, during Story Time.
Is there someone you adore? How do you tell them? Create unique and personal cards at our Valentine Making Party Wednesday, February 10 through Saturday, February 13. We have supplies for you to create a masterpiece of love. All ages are welcome.
Our preschoolers celebrate the day of love in style at Story Time on Thursday, February 11, 10:30 AM. Children will be busy making valentines, playing Valentine bingo, and listening to Valentine’s Day tales.
We would love to have you join us for Hawkins Handcrafters, 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, February 12. Bring a craft you love to work on.
Relax, chat and be creative from 6 to 8 PM at Color and Connect, our adult coloring program, on Tuesday, February 16. Warm drinks and coloring supplies are provided.
A huge thank you to the patrons remembering Hawkins Memorial Library with monetary and material donations. These contributions are essential in helping the library maintain and improve our programs and facilities. We can’t thank you enough for your support.

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 27, 2016

By Jolene Kronschnabel

It is not too late to make merry for National Soup Month in January. The library has plenty of hearty warm-you-up recipes in the cookbooks on our shelves.
Sledding, shoveling, and skiing are just some of the winter activities that preschoolers will read about on Thursday, January 28, at Story Time beginning at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, January 28, from 1 to 3 PM. Join us and celebrate International Creativity Month by bringing a creative craft or handwork project to work on.
Coming in February…Blind Date with a Book! This is such a lovely event that we knew the library had to do it again. Will it be love at first read? Stop in and choose your date beginning February 1.
Build what you love at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, February 2, from 4 to 5:30 PM. You can view these masterpieces in our showcase, on a shelf, or see pictures of our builders and their creations featured on the library Facebook page after each session.
The movie on Wednesday, February 3, at 1:15 PM is Hotel Transylvania 2. Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel. This movie is rated PG and is 89 minutes in length.
Groundhogs, bears, and other furry friends will be read about during Story Time on Thursday, February 4. Preschoolers will have fun with animals at 10:30 AM.
Attend our Valentine Making Party on Wednesday, February 10, through Saturday, February 13. Create unique cards for those you love and be ready to celebrate the holiday. The library has a lot of lovely supplies.
Driftless, by David Rhodes, is the February Book Club selection. The few hundred souls who inhabit Words, Wisconsin, are an extraordinary cast of characters. David Rhodes offers a vivid and unforgettable look at how each life affects many. Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, February 22, at 1 PM for the discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 13, 2016

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Enjoy winter in a warm and magical way when you stop in to view the amazing paper snowflake cutouts that are gracing library windows. Viewing them is like a game since each snowflake has a special picture cut into it. Thank you, Darlene Hopkins, for sharing these works of art created by your daughter Sandra. Visit us to enjoy the snowflakes before they melt away.
Preschoolers will have really cool snowman books and activities to keep them busy on Thursday, January 14, beginning at 10:30 AM, during Story Time.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, January 14. Bring a project to work on and join the group.
Pan is the movie on Monday, January 18, at 1:15 PM. 12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny – to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Color and Connect, a coloring program for adults, is 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, January 19. The library will have coloring pages, pens and pencils, and beverages. Reduce stress and anxiety, help your fine motor skills and vision, train your brain to focus, and be social by coloring! All adults are invited.
Children can warm up to stories about winter clothes at Preschool Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 21.
Five Years in Heaven, by John Schlimm, is the January 25, 1 PM book club discussion selection. What is heaven on earth? The answer lies in this true story of one young man’s journey to find hope and purpose with the help of an unlikely teacher–a compassionate and wise old nun, whom the world had long-forgotten.
In Five Years in Heaven, John shares the wisdom, humor, grace, and inspiration he experienced during his hundreds of visits with Sister Augustine. This book reminds us that we can find love and joy in the most unlikely of places, and that the building blocks of peace and happiness are always within our reach.
Register at the library, check out a book, finish the book by the meeting date, and join this group on Monday, January 25, at 1 PM for the discussion. Stop at the library to sign up, or call 319-342-3025.
Thank you to the many thoughtful people who donated items requested on our Wish Tree. Receiving your simple, but generous and needed gifts, such as markers, puzzles, cleaning supplies, and much more, helps support library programs more than you know.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 30, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

At 1:15 PM on Wednesday, December 30, come watch the Disney classic Aladdin. When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
View Monkey Kingdom at 1:15 PM on Thursday, December 31. This is a nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive.
The library will close at 5 PM on Thursday, December 31, for New Year’s Eve, and remain closed on Friday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.
LEGORAMA, our LEGO building program, begins at 4 PM on Tuesday, January 5. All ages can snap structures using a winter theme.
Story Time resumes on Thursday, January 7. 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.
Five Years in Heaven, by John Schlimm, is the January 25, 1 PM book club discussion selection. What is heaven on earth? The answer lies in this true story of one young man’s journey to find hope and purpose with the help of an unlikely teacher–a compassionate and wise old nun, whom the world had long-forgotten. Grab a copy of this book from the library and join the discussion.
Do you have Christmas decorations or a tree that you are no longer using? The library would be thrilled to receive new or used holiday decorations, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, jigsaw puzzles, baskets, craft supplies, DVDs and books that are still in good condition. Please think of us when you are cleaning and sorting – especially Christmas items.
Available on our library website is EBSCOhost. This database provides nearly 1,700 periodicals dating as far back as 1975, and EBSCO discovery technologies which includes Kids Search for grades K-8, a Student Research Center for grades 6-12, the Searchasaurus, a Small Business Reference Center, and Explora for primary schools, public Libraries and the Educator’s Edition. This is a great source for extra information and research.