Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 1, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, for the holiday.
The next LEGORAMA building program is 2-3:30 PM on Monday, July 6. All ages are invited.
Attend week one of the Summer Reading Program, featuring Fire Heroes, on Tuesday, July 7, from 6 to 7 PM, with La Porte City Firefighters. Learn more about these local heroes, view vehicles and equipment, and participate with fun fire safety experiences. This program will be held at Hawkins Memorial Library and the La Porte City Historical FFA & Ag Museum Fire Station and Jailhouse.
An American Tail, Fievel Goes West is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, July 8. A family of émigre mice decides to move west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.
Summer Reading crafts are Friday, July 10. Kids can be creative making superhero projects any time between 1 and 5 PM on Fridays in July.
Blank Park Zoo is our second Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 PM. You will witness animals doing some amazing things – just like superheroes!
The animated movie Green Lantern, Emerald Knights plays Wednesday, July 15, at 1:15 PM. As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See is the July 27, 1 PM, book club selection. In 1937 Shanghai, Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives – until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.
Can you help the library by contributing to our Ragbrai bake sale? We are taking donations of basic chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy bars, and plain brownies. Recipes are available at the library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 24, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Note to self: Register your child for the library’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Hero programs are 6 PM on Tuesday nights in July, with crafts on Fridays from 1 to 5 PM. You can start adding up reading time now and earn a prize for every two hours read!
Hawkins Handcrafters meets from 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, June 25. Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork.
Superheroes in Science program date change! Build a bionic arm and get a glimpse into the field of robotics on Monday, June 29 (changed from Tues., June 30). Join this free and fun hands-on learning session presented by the Black Hawk Co. Extension Service. Sessions are from 1-2 PM for 2nd grade and younger, and 2:30 -3:30 PM for 3rd -5th grade.
When the Game Stands Tall shows at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 1. This movie is the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for the holiday.
LEGORAMA is Monday, July 6, from 2-3:30 PM. Let your imagination go wild as you build a themed creation.
Attend the Fire Heroes Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, July 7, from 6-7 PM with La Porte City Firefighters. Learn more about these local heroes, view vehicles and equipment, and participate with fun fire safety experiences. This program will be held at Hawkins Memorial Library and the La Porte City Historical FFA & Ag Museum.
An American Tail, Fievel Goes West is the 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, July 8. A family of Emigre mice decides to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.
From 1-5 PM on Friday, July 10, kids can be creative with Summer Reading crafts. Artists are invited to put their masterpieces in our Summer Reading Art Show.
Take a gander at the Facebook pictures from our great programs and be sure to like Hawkins Memorial Library if you haven’t already.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 10, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Grab your handwork and join Hawkins Handcrafters on Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM.
Sign up for LEGORAMA and race in for this creative LEGO building program from 2-3:30 PM on Monday, June 15.
Tuesday, June 16 is the next Superheroes in Science program. Kids experiment with solar power and will gobble up the results! This fun, hands-on learning lab is presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Sessions are from 1-2 PM for 2nd grade and younger, and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
On Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, from 1 to 6 PM, children can make Father’s Day Cards at the library. Bring your creativity and take home a card for dad.
The summer weekly Wednesday movie on June 17, at 1:15 PM is McFarland USA. In this inspirational movie, a cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
The library will be closed for regular business on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, for Festival of Trails. We will open briefly Saturday for a Magic Show. Comedy Magician Rick Eugene will present a Magic Show at 1 PM Saturday, June 20. Rick provides comical entertainment and magic together that is fun for the whole family.
Book Club is on Monday, June 22, at 1 PM. The group is discussing Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls.
Dan Wardell is visiting the library on Monday, June 22, at 3 PM with his exciting program for kids! Don’t miss Dan’s Reading Road Trip, with Dan Wardell of IPTV.
It is time to register for the library’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Special hero programs are Tuesday nights in July, with creative crafts on Fridays. And you can start adding up reading time and earn prizes for every two hours of reading right now! Fly into the library to sign up.

Hawkins’ Happenings – June 3, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Wednesday, June 10 at 1 PM, meet Waterloo Bucks Baseball players and their mascot, Bucky. Chat with the players and get autographs before the movie Air Bud, Seventh Inning Fetch plays. In the movie Josh has gone to college and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy on her baseball team just as Buddy’s puppies are kidnapped by Rocky the Raccoon.
Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM. Bring your handwork.
Join us for LEGORAMA from 2:00 to 3:30 PM on Monday, June 15. Sign up at the library for this creative LEGO building program.
The next Superheroes in Science program is on Tuesday, June 16. These are fun, hands-on learning labs presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Sessions are from 1:00 to 2:00 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade.
McFarland USA is the summer weekly Wednesday movie on June 17, at 1:15 PM. In this inspirational movie, a cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Make Father’s Day Cards on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17 and 18, from 1 to 6 PM. We have the supplies to construct and decorate cards, so bring your creativity and take home a card that dad will love.
Hawkins Memorial Library will be closed for regular library business on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, for Festival of Trails. We will open briefly Saturday for the free 1 PM Magic show. Comedy Magician Rick Eugene provides comical entertainment and magic together that is fun for the whole family.
Don’t miss Dan’s Reading Road Trip, with Dan Wardell of IPTV. Dan is visiting the library on Monday, June 22, at 3 PM with his exciting program for kids!

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 27, 2015

 

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Hawkins Handcrafters is 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, May 28. Bring your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, or other handwork to work on.
LEGORAMA is scheduled twice monthly during the summer beginning Monday, June 1. Join us from 2-3:30 PM on the first and third Mondays in June, July and August for LEGO building fun. Please sign up at the library.
The Superheroes in Science program starts Tuesday, June 2. Sessions are from 1-2 PM for K-2nd grade and 2:30-3:30 PM for 3rd-5th grade. These are fun, hands-on learning labs presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Call for more information.
Strange Magic is the summer weekly Wednesday movie on June 3, at 1:15 PM. There are goblins, elves, fairies and imps and their misadventures, sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.
Meet Waterloo Bucks Baseball players and their mascot, Bucky, on Wednesday, June 10 at 1 PM. Take time to chat with the players and get autographs before the movie Air Bud, Seventh Inning Fetch plays that afternoon. In the movie Josh has gone to college and his little sister Andrea enlists their dog Buddy on her baseball team.
Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM.
Don’t miss these two big events at the library this summer: A Magical Show on Saturday, June 20, at 1 PM, and Dan’s Reading Road Trip with Dan Wardell of IPTV on Monday, June 22, at 3 PM.
Read local newspapers at the library. Choose from The Progress Review, the Dysart Reporter, and The Courier.