Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 10, 2014

At Story Time, children will be reading about, and munching, cookies on Thursday, December 11, 10:30 AM. There is more than one way to decorate a cookie – and our preschoolers will do it!
Time to finish those Christmas projects? Join other creative people at Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, December 11, from 1-3 PM. Bring a project to work on.
Computer Tech Time is for anyone who needs help on the computer. On Tuesday, December 16, at 9 AM, get computer assistance and learn programs you choose. The LearningExpress program is available through the library. Please register to attend.
Books by Margaret Peterson Haddix will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, December, 16, at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Margaret Peterson Haddix book before the discussion.
With Christmas just around the corner, Santa is the topic for Story Time on Thursday, December 18, at 10:30 AM. Preschoolers can expect a visit and story from the Jolly Old Elf himself.
Fortune Hunter, by Daisy Goodwin, is the December 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a brilliant novel containing a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures. Get a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
Share the spirit of the season and take part in the library’s Adopt a Book program. You choose a children’s book from the tree, purchase it, and then receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book.
Remember, the library has lots of Christmas books and movies to lift your holiday spirit. Take a break and check something out from our seasonal selection.
An I Spy Christmas Tree with a list of ornaments to search for is in the library. Test how observant you are by stopping and participating in this fun holiday hunt.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 3, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Children celebrate the season with Christmas tree stories and activities at 10:30 AM on Thursday, December 4, at Preschool Story Time. Remember, Story Time is cancelled if there is a late school start, or no school, due to inclement weather.
Register your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club, meeting on Thursday, December 4, at 4 PM. Kids read a chapter book of their choice then meet to tell the other readers about it. It is a great way to hear about good books!
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be in the library on Saturday, Dec 6, during La Porte City’s Home for the Holidays celebration. When visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, you can order keepsake pictures and gifts from Photographic Images by Georgia. And be sure to stop to make Christmas crafts and snatch up gift items and goodies at our bake sale between 9 AM and 2 PM.
Maleficent is showing on Wednesday, December 10, at 1:15 PM. A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Popcorn comes with the movie.
Preschoolers will have fun with cookies on Thursday, December 11, at Story Time.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, December 11, from 1-3 PM. Bring any project you are working on and join other creative people at the library for work time.
Computer Tech Time is on Tuesday, December 16, at 9 AM. Get computer help and learn programs you choose using LearningExpress, available through the library. Please register to attend. This program is for anyone who needs help on the computer.
Books by Margaret Peterson Haddix will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, December, 16, at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Margaret Peterson Haddix book before the discussion.
Fortune Hunter, by Daisy Goodwin, is the December 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a brilliant novel containing a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures. Get a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
How many books does it take to build a tree? Take a gander at our book tree and make a guess on the number of books used to build it.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 12, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Join the Story Time adventure when kids travel to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to read books and explore the corn display. It will definitely be a corny program for preschoolers on November 13, at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet just once this month on Thursday, November 13, from 1 to 3 PM, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Computer Tech Time is Tuesday, November 18, at 9 AM. Get computer help and choose a program to learn using LearningExpress, available on the library website. Please register for this session.
On Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM, writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Stories and activities with turkeys and pilgrims will create holiday happiness for preschoolers on Thursday, November 20, at 10:30 AM, when they read about Thanksgiving at Story Time.
The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel, is a novel of awesome beauty and power, sharing a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Pick up a copy of this book at the library for the November 24, 1 PM book club discussion.
Seasonal Thanksgiving crafts can be made Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24-26, at the library.
Hawkins Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 26, and all day on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 29.
Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during November. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Think about Christmas shopping at the library. We have candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, book letters, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Buy locally and support your library!
In November, sale books by authors with D, E, or F last names, are buy one, get one free.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 5, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Children will read about pumpkins and pies at Story Time on November 6. It will be a pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM.
Register your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club. This group meets on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM. Kids read and share a book of their choice, then meet monthly to tell about one chapter book.
Hurry to order your fresh greenery for the holidays! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 12, with pickup beginning Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the library.
It will be a corny program for preschoolers at Story Time on November 13. This adventure includes a trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to read books about corn.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, November 13, from 1-3 PM. Bring any project you are working on and join other creative people at the library. We love show and tell!
Computer Tech Time is on Tuesday, November 18, at 9 AM. Get computer help and learn specific programs using LearningExpress, available through the library. Please register if you plan to attend.
Writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel is the November 24, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a novel of awesome beauty and power, sharing a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join a lively discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 29, 2014

By Jolene Kronschanbel

Halloween craft projects are available all day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 29 – 31. Kids can creep into the library to create festive Halloween bags, spiders and webs, skeletons, and to master puzzles.
There will be excitement downtown at the annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating event on Thursday, October 30. At 10:30 AM adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to businesses and trade a trick for a treat.
Costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31.
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
The Reading is Fun Book Club meets on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM. Kids read and share a book of their choice then meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Register your 2nd or 3rd grader at the library.
Writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 12, with pickup beginning Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the library.
In November, sale books by authors with D, E, or F last names, are buy one, get one free. Scour our selection on the shelves for these bargains.