Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 25, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Children won’t want to miss a monstrous Story Time on Thursday, February 26, at 10:30 AM. Preschoolers will read entertaining and silly monster stories, sing monster songs, and make monsters – not scary ones though!
Bring any type of craft or handwork and join others for conversation and inspiration from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, February 26, at Hawkins’ Handcrafters.
LEGORAMA! Our new LEGO building program begins on Tuesday, March 3, from 4 to 5 PM. Sign up now to join us in creating robots in March with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. For ages 3 years and older.
101 Dalmatians (1961 animated version) is the flick showing at the library on Wednesday, March 4, at 1:15 PM. When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
Swim into Story Time to read about fish on Thursday, March 5. There are plenty of fishy books and fun doings for preschoolers at 10:30 AM.
Send in your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club, meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 4 PM. All they need to do is read a chapter book so they can tell the other readers about it. It is a great way to share good books!
Limited selections of Federal income tax forms are now available at the library.
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 amazon.com. To choose your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com, select “Change your Charity” in your account, type Hawkins Memorial Library, and select City of La Porte City. Thank you.
The library is in need of donations of LEGOS and Duplo Blocks for our LEGORAMA program, and t-shirts in good condition in children’s, youth, and adult sizes without printing on the back for the Summer Reading Program. Donations can be dropped off at the library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 18, 2015

Preschoolers wearing red will fit the Story Time theme on Thursday, February 19, at 10:30 AM. There will be lots of red books and fun red activities!
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the movie on Friday, February 20, at 1:15 PM. Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Read the book and join the discussion for Sing Them Home on Monday, February 23, at 1 PM. This novel is a moving portrait of three siblings who have lived in the shadow of unresolved grief since their mother’s disappearance when they were children. A book is waiting for you at the library.
Monsters aren’t scary, and preschoolers will hear that when reading entertaining and silly monster stories. Children can join us for a monstrous Preschool Story Time on Thursday, February 26.
You have until the end of February to try a Blind Date with a Book. Based only on genre select a book from our display, take it home, unwrap it, and read. Many of our daring blind daters have had love at first read with a new author or series.
Sale books are only $ .25 each, during February, for authors with last names beginning with J, K, and L. Check out our sale shelves.
LEGORAMA! Our new LEGO building program begins on Tuesday, March 3, from 4 to 5 PM. Sign up now to join us in creating robots in March with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. For ages 3 years and older.
A limited selection of Federal income tax forms is now available at the library.
Thank you to our Adopt A Book patrons. The library received 21 delightful children’s books during December as gifts and to honor family members. Your donor tags are pinned to our front display board and book plates have been placed in the designated books, so we will long remember your kindness. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift to the community!

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 11, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Try a Blind Date with a Book. Check out a wrapped book from our display, open it, and read it. 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 supplies for you to create a Valentine masterpiece for the holiday at the library’s Valentine Making Party. Wednesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 14, all ages are invited to design special cards for those you love.
Celebrate the day of love in style at Story Time on Thursday, February 13, 10:30 AM. Preschoolers will love making valentines, playing Valentine bingo, and listening to Valentine’s Day tales.
Bring a craft project in progress to the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, February 12, from 1 to 3 PM.
Second and third graders choose and read a chapter book of their choice then share the story at the Reading is Fun Book Club. This group meets on Thursday, February 12, at 4 PM.
Get assistance with computer programs, navigating the internet, and more. Bring your computer questions to Tech Time on Tuesday, February 17, at 9 AM. Please register at the library.
Everyone will read about things that are red at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, February 19. Wear red to fit the theme.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the movie on Friday, February 20, at 1:15 PM. Alexander’s day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Thank you to the family of Edward and Roberta Marshall for their thoughtfulness and generosity in remembering Hawkins Memorial Library upon the loss of both parents. The library is extremely appreciative of these gifts.
Pick up Valentine gifts while you grab your books, movies, and magazines. The library has candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Shop local and support your library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – February 4, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

We will have bear facts and fun for preschoolers at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 5, when we read about bears at Story Time. Kids, remember to bring a bear, or two, to read with you!
The Boxtrolls is the movie showing on Friday, February 6, at 1:15 PM. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. This movie is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.
Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read a Kate DiCamillo book before The Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Wednesday, February 11, at 3:45 PM.
Create unique and personal cards for those you love at the library’s Valentine Making Party Wednesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 14. We have supplies for you to create a masterpiece. All ages are welcome.
Our preschoolers celebrate the day of love in style at Story Time on Thursday, February 12, 10:30 AM. Everyone will be busy making valentines, playing Valentine bingo, and listening to Valentine’s Day tales.
Scurry in for Hawkins Handcrafters, 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, February 12.
Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders to join the Reading is Fun Book Club; meeting on Thursday, February 12, at 4 PM. Kids read a chapter book of their choice then meet to tell the other readers about it.
Bring your computer questions to Tech Time on Tuesday, February 17, at 9 AM. Get assistance with programs, navigating the internet, and more. Please register at the library.
The library has books that are single and ready to mingle. Be bold and try a Blind Date with a Book! Choose a display book, take it home, unwrap it, read it, and enjoy your date.
A huge thank you to the patrons remembering Hawkins Memorial Library with monetary donations. These donations 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 28, 2015

At Preschool Story Time on Thursday, January 29, children will let their imaginations fly with stories about birds. Soar with us at 10:30 AM.
Coming in February…Blind Date With A Book! This was so lovely last year we knew the library had to do it again. Will it be love at first read? Stop and choose your date beginning February 1.
Bring a bear, or two, to Story Time to read with you about bears. Thursday, February 5, we will have the bear facts and fun for preschoolers at 10:30 AM.
Send in your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club, meeting on Thursday, February 5, at 4 PM. Kids read a chapter book of their choice then meet to tell the other readers about it.
The Boxtrolls is the movie showing on Friday, February 6, at 1:15 PM. A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. This movie is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.
Attend the Valentine Making Party at the library Wednesday, February 11 through Saturday, February 14. You can create unique cards for those you love and be ready to celebrate the holiday. We will have all the supplies.
Have you ever enjoyed a Kate DiCamillo book? The Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Wednesday, February 11, at 3:45 PM, invites kids age 4th grade and older to register and read at least one Kate DiCamillo book before the discussion.
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.
Need help when working on your computer? Bring your questions to Tech Time on Tuesday, February 17, at 9 AM. Get assistance with programs, navigating the internet, and more. Please register at the library.