Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 1, 2015

Make sun catchers, Easter egg magnets, color pictures, stamp cards, or create your own Easter craft in the library Wednesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 4.
Due to no school on Thursday, April 2, the library will not host Story Time. Preschoolers can join us again at 10:30 AM on April 9.

Annie is the movie playing at 1:15 PM on Thursday, April 2. A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is on Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 5 PM. Kids can create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. Please register if you plan to attend. For ages 3 years and older.

Preschoolers will read entertaining and silly monster stories on Thursday, April 9, at 10:30 AM. It will be a monstrous Story Time that morning!
Take a little time for yourself and your handwork at Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, April 9, from 1 to 3 PM.

Hawkins Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting an open house April 12-18, and with a special presentation on Monday, April 13; Autism…A New Word in Our Vocabulary, by Clarice and Robert Burkgren. The library invites community members to visit and explore the library to discover the many free services offered locally. And enjoy a cookie as a treat when stopping in that week.

Local couple Clarice and Robert Burkgren will present the program; Autism…A New Word in Our Vocabulary, Forty Years…Then, Now and In the Future, at 9:30 AM on Monday April 13. You can hear the story of how Autism has impacted their life 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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 25, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Celebrate Easter with entertaining holiday activities for preschoolers at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 26. Hop in to read books about bunnies and eggs for Story Time.
Meet with other crafty people at Hawkins’ Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 26.
Monday morning is perfect for coffee at the library with your pals. Join us at 8 AM. And no charge for the coffee.
Crafts for Easter are in the library from Wednesday, April 1, through Saturday, April 4. Make sun catchers, Easter egg magnets, color pictures, stamp cards, or create your own Easter craft.
The library will not be holding Story Time on Thursday, April 2, due to no school that day. Monsters will be on April 9.
Annie is the movie playing at 1:15 PM on Thursday, April 2. A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces at LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 5 PM. Please register if you plan to attend; for ages 3 years and older.
Free practice tests for ACT, SAT, and other college exams are available on the library website. LearningExpress college prep tests offer a broad range of practice tests based on official exams such as the ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, admissions essays, and more. Go to www.laportecity.lib.ia.us and click on LearningExpress 3.0 to start preparing.
Why rent movies when you can borrow them from the library? We have more than 2,200 titles for children, teens, and adults, available at no charge for a week.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 18, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

The autobiography Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, is the Big Library Read eBook now through Tuesday, March 31. Shakespeare professor and prison volunteer Laura Bates thought she had seen it all. That is, until she decided to teach Shakespeare in a place the bard had never been before – supermax solitary confinement. Any library card holder can borrow this eBook by visiting NEIBORS on www.laportecity.lib.ia.us.
Warmer weather signals that it’s time to read books about spring at Story Time. Preschoolers can enjoy these spring stories on Thursday, March 19, at 10:30 AM.
My Name is Mary Sutter is the March Adult Book Club Selection and the All Iowa Reads Book for 2015. Grab a copy of My Name is Mary Sutter to discuss at 1 PM on Monday, March 23. This book is a good read.
March authors are Jerry Spinelli and Andrew Clements for the Wild About Books Club. Kids 4th grade and older get some great book talking when they meet with this group on Wednesday, March 25, 3:45 PM. Join in!
Preschoolers can hop in for stories about bunnies and eggs for Story Time on Thursday, March 26. Celebrate the Easter holiday with these “egg-citing” activities at 10:30 AM. Story Time will not be held on Thursday, April 2, due to no school that day.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 26. Bring any handwork project and join other crafty people.
You can recommend your favorite reads to other patrons and they share their faves with you on our “luck of the Irish” display. Try “Get lucky with a Book” at the library in March.
LEGORAMA! Our LEGO building program is Tuesday, April 7, from 4 to 5 PM. Create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. For ages 3 years and older. Please register the kids if they plan to attend.
The library is looking for creative people interested in helping with summer programs. Contact Jolene if you can lend a hand.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 11, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Story Time on Thursday, March 12. At 10:30 AM books and activities about leprechauns, shamrocks, and green will entertain preschoolers.
Hawkins Handcrafters is from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 12.
Attend Tech Time on Tuesday, March 17, at 9 AM, and get serious about gaining new computer skills. Learn about Word and other computer programs. Register and pay the $5.00 fee by Fri., March 13.
The autobiography Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard by Laura Bates, is the Big Library Read program book from Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31. Any library card holder can borrow this eBook by visiting www.laportecity.lib.ia.us.
Big Hero 6 is the early-out movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, March 18. A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
It is time to break out the books about spring at Story Time on Thursday, March 19. Preschoolers can join us at 10:30 AM for stories about this change in seasons.
Kids 4th grade and older are missing some great reading if they aren’t in the Wild About Books Club. March authors are Jerry Spinelli and Andrew Clements. Meet with this group on Wednesday, March 25, 3:45 PM. Sign-up.
Grab a copy of My Name is Mary Sutter to discuss on Monday, March 23, at 1 PM. My Name is Mary Sutter is the March Adult Book Club Selection and the All Iowa Reads Book for 2015.
Check out our sale shelves for books that are buy one, get one free during March. This sale applies to authors with last names beginning with M, N, O.

Hawkins’ Happenings – March 4, 2015

There are plenty of fishy books and fun doings during Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 5. Swim in and catch preschoolers reading about fish.
The Reading is Fun Book Club chats on Thursday, March 5, at 4 PM. Any 2nd or 3rd grader can share about a recently read chapter book.
Ready for a green Story Time on Thursday, March 12, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Books and activities about leprechauns, shamrocks, and green will entertain preschoolers that morning at 10:30 AM.
Don’t forget Hawkins Handcrafters from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, March 12.
Get serious about gaining new computer skills. Attend Tech Time on Tuesday, March 17, at 9 AM, to learn Word and other computer programs. Register and pay the $5.00 fee by Fri., Mar. 13.
Dinosaur 13 is the early-out movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, March 18. This is a documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.
Jerry Spinelli and Andrew Clements are the authors this month for the Wild About Books Club on Wednesday, March 25, meeting at 3:45 PM. Kids 4th grade and older are missing some really great reading if they aren’t in this group. Sign-up now.
My Name is Mary Sutter is the March Adult Book Club Selection and the All Iowa Reads Book for 2015. Grab a copy and discuss it with us on Monday, March 23, at 1 PM.
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