Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins Happenings – August 26, 2015

If you are a stitcher or crafter, you need to attend Hawkins Handcrafters. For a couple of hours you can focus on completing a work in progress or start something new. All types of handwork are welcome – just bring your own project. This group meets 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, August 27.

Remember coffee time at 8 AM each Monday and start your week off right.

Our LEGORAMA building sessions move back to the first Tuesday of the month during the school year, with the next one scheduled for September 1, at 4 PM. There are plenty of Legos for everyone to build an amazing creation.

Air Bud, Golden Receiver is the early out movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 2. This is the story of a golden retriever who can play football.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 7, for Labor Day. Plan ahead for the holiday and pick up extra books and movies for the long weekend.

Story Time for preschoolers begins on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 AM, when children will learn about using their library. Youngsters are invited to Preschool Story Time each week for stories, activities, and crafts on Thursday mornings during the school year. Stop in the library and register your preschooler for this free and fun program.

Do you own DVDs that you no longer watch? Consider donating them to the library. We will take new or used movies that are rated G, PG, PG-13, or TV series. DVDs are added to the library’s collection and replace movies that have been damaged or are missing.

 

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 19, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Behind on your summer reading? There is still time to get a book read before starting school on Monday, August 24. There are thousands of wonderful choices at the library.
Read the book The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, and join the Book Club for a discussion on Monday, August 24, at 1 PM. 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. This is a nonfiction must read!
Hawkins Handcrafters meets on Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 3 PM. There is show and tell, conversation, progressing projects, and help available.
LEGORAMA moves back to the first Tuesday of the month during the school year. Our next building blast is on September 1, at 4 PM. We’ll designate a theme and stand back as builders work away.
Air Bud, Golden Receiver is the early out movie at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 2. This is the story of a golden retriever who can play football.
Preschool Story Time begins on Thursday, September 10. Stories, crafts, games and other entertaining activities are presented Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year for preschool-aged youngsters. Register now.
Why rent movies when you can borrow them from the library? We have more than 2,000 titles for children, teens and adults, available at no charge for a week.

Hawkins’ Happenings – August 12, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Bring whatever handwork you like from 1-3 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 2-3:30 PM. Superman, The Movie is showing at the library on Wednesday, August 19, at 1:15 PM. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is the August Book Club selection on Monday, August 24, at 1 PM. 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 for the discussion.
Register now for Preschool Story Time, beginning on Thursday, September 10. Stories, crafts, games and other entertaining activities are presented Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year for preschool-aged youngsters.
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.
From July 2014 through June 2015 library users saved more than $250,000 by checking out materials from Hawkins Memorial Library, rather than purchasing them. The library is a great value to you and to the community. Use it!

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.