Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 5, 2015

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 shows on Wednesday, August 5, at 1:15 PM. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation and heads to Vegas. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Everyone is welcome for coffee time on Mondays at 8 AM.
The last Superheroes in Science program for the summer is Tuesday, August 11. Have some messy fun making slime and goo like a chemical engineer at Superheroes in Science on Tuesday, August 11. Presented by the Black Hawk Co. Extension Service, sessions are from 1 to 2 PM for 2nd grade and younger, and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd -5th grade.
Ella Enchanted is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, August 12. Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she’s falling. We serve popcorn.
Bring whatever handwork you like from 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, August 13, for Hawkins Handcrafters. Knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, scrapbook, make jewelry…with friendly and crafty people.
Mark your calendars for LEGORAMA on Monday, August 17, and race in for this creative LEGO building program from 2 to 3:30 PM. There are lots of LEGOs, so bring lots of friends to build with.
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.
Sale books by authors with last names beginning with W, X, Y, and Z, are a mere $.25 during the month of August.
The library has audiobooks that are great to use when you are traveling. Drive and read a book at the same time!

Hawkins Happenings – July 29, 2015

Thank you to the many volunteers and bakers who assisted the library with our cookie and bar booth for RAGBRAI. It was an interesting and very fun day – and we couldn’t have done it without you!
The Tale of Despereaux is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 29. This is the tale of three unlikely heroes – a misfit mouse, an unhappy rat, and a bumbling servant girl – whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle’s princess.
Join the free and fun learning session, Superheroes in Science, on Thursday, July 30. Kids will make rockets and catapults during this hands-on aerospace engineering program presented by the Black Hawk Co. Extension Service. Sessions are 1 to 2 PM for 2nd grade and younger, and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd -5th grade. Please note the Thursday date.
On Friday July 31, kids get creative making superhero projects at our Summer Reading craft day from 1 – 5 PM. Projects include capes, masks, dogs, dog toys and more.
LEGORAMA is Monday, August 3, from 2 to 3:30 PM. Let your imagination go wild building a themed creation. View these masterpieces on our Facebook page.
Be a wind energy engineer and build wind-powered boats and pinwheels at Superheroes in Science on Tuesday, August 4. Sessions are from 1 to 2 PM for 2nd grade and younger, and 2:30 to 3:30 PM for 3rd -5th grade. Presented by the Black Hawk Co. Extension Service.
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 shows on Wednesday, August 5, at 1:15 PM. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation and heads to Vegas. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is the August Book Club selection. In the beginning, the Walls family lived like nomads, and then later retreated to a dismal West Virginia mining town. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves. Read the book and meet with this group on Monday, August 24, at 1 PM for the discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 22, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

The library is having a cookie and bar fundraiser during RAGBRAI on Thursday, July 23. Please help us by donating chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy bars, or brownies. Your support of the library is always appreciated.
The Incredibles shows on Wednesday, July 22, at 1:15 PM. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the world.
Due to the Ragbrai event, Hawkins Handcrafters will not meet on Thursday, July 23. Please join us on Thursday, August 13.
Summer Reading Program crafts are Friday, July 24, from 1 to 5 PM. Make and take thumbprint pictures, scratch figures, Ironman puppets, police badges and more.
Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, is the July Book Club selection. The Book Club meets for this discussion on Monday, July 27, at 1 PM.
The final Summer Reading Program is Retrieving Freedom on Tuesday, July 28, at 6 PM. This group prepares service dogs for placement with veterans, diabetics, and children with autism. Meet, read to, and learn how dogs are trained by Retrieving Freedom, Inc. Sign up to read to a dog between 4 and 6 PM.
The Tale of Despereaux is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 29. This is the tale of three unlikely heroes – a misfit mouse, an unhappy rat, and a bumbling servant girl – whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle’s princess.
Superheroes in Science returns on Thursday, July 30, with a hands-on aerospace engineer program where kids make rockets and catapults. Join this free and fun 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.
Kids can be creative making superhero projects between 1 and 5 PM on Friday July 31.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 15, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

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.
Entertain the kids with Summer Reading crafts between 1 and 5 PM on Friday, July 17. Create masks, a Captain America figure or shield, and write and color hero posters.
Our LEGORAMA program is from 2-3:30 PM on Monday, July 20. All ages are welcome to build with us.
Summer Reading Program number three is Police Heroes. The local Police Department is teaching bike safety, showing equipment and a police car, fingerprinting, and more, in this hero session at 6 PM on Tuesday, July 21.
The Incredibles shows on Wednesday, July 22, at 1:15 PM. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the world.
Hawkins Handcrafters will not meet on Thursday, July 23, due to the RAGBRAI event. Please join us on Thursday, August 13.
The library is asking for donations of chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy bars, and brownies for our Ragbrai bake sale on Thursday, July 23.
Summer Reading Program crafts are Friday, July 24, from 1 to 5 PM. Make and take, or choose to add your craft to the art show for others to enjoy.
Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See, is the July Book Club selection. In 1937 Shanghai, Pearl Chin and her sister are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—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. The Book Club meets for this discussion on Monday, July 27, at 1 PM.
Meet, read to, and learn how dogs are trained by Retrieving Freedom, Inc., for the final Summer Reading Program. This group prepares service dogs for placement with veterans, diabetics, and children with autism. Sign up to read to a dog before the 6 PM program.
The Tale of Despereaux is the movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, July 29. This is the tale of three unlikely heroes – a misfit mouse, an unhappy rat, and a bumbling servant girl – whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle’s princess.

Hawkins’ Happenings – July 8, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

The 1:15 PM movie on Wednesday, July 8, is An American Tail, Fievel Goes West. A family of émigre mice decides to move west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.
Hawkins Handcrafters meets from 1 to 3 PM, on Thursday, July 9. Please join us.
Kids can get creative making superhero projects any time between 1 and 5 PM on Friday July 10. Make a superhero cape, fireman hats, a Spiderman figure or superhero bracelets.
You will witness animals doing some amazing things – just like superheroes, with the Blank Park Zoo on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 PM. This is our second Summer Reading Program.
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.
Summer Reading crafts are Friday, July 17. Between 1 and 5 PM superheroes can create masks, a Captain America figure and shield, and write and color hero poster stories.
Build, build, and build some more at LEGORAMA on Monday, July 20. The LEGO program is from 2 to 3:30 PM, and all ages are welcome.
Summer Reading Program number three is Police Heroes. The local Police Department is teaching bike safety, showing equipment and a police car, fingerprinting, and more, in this hero session at 6 PM on Tuesday, July 21.
The Incredibles shows on Wednesday, July 22, at 1:15 PM. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
The library is asking for donations of basic chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, rice crispy bars, and plain brownies for our Ragbrai bake sale on Thursday, July 23. Recipes are available at the library if needed.