Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 21, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Thursday, January 22 at Story Time, preschoolers will read all about winter fun and activities. The program starts at 10:30 AM.
January is International Creativity Month, so bring a creative craft or handwork project and enjoy chatting with others on a cold afternoon when Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, January 22, from 1 to 3 PM.
You should read this book and join the discussion. Thompson’s collection of twelve dazzling stories, offer wit, humor, and razor-sharp perception, and are a fictional primer on how Americans live day to day. Do Not Deny Me, by Jean Thompson, is the January 26, 1 PM book club discussion selection.
Children will let their imaginations fly with stories about birds at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, January 29, at 10:30 AM.
There is a great selection of sale books by authors with last names beginning with G, H, and I on the sale shelves. They are buy one, get one free in January.
Getting cabin fever with this cold winter weather? Remember there is coffee every Monday morning at 8 AM, and a jigsaw puzzle out and ready for you to work on. It’s always warm and friendly at the library.
Why rent movies when you can borrow them from the library? We have more than 2,100 titles for children, teens, and adults, available at no charge for a week.
This year there were 928 books in our Christmas book tree. Congratulations to Melissa Erdahl for having the closest guess of 921.
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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – January 7, 2015

Tales about the New Year start at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 8 at Preschool Story Time.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters is on Thursday, January 8, from 1 to 3 PM. Bring a project to work on.
Kids read a chapter book of their choice then share the story with other readers at the Reading is Fun Book Club. Register your 2nd or 3rd grader for this group, which meets on Thursday, January 8 at 4 PM.
Warm up with coffee on Mondays at 8 AM in the library while you pick up your books, magazines, and movies for the week.
Thursday, January 15 at Story Time, preschoolers will have snowman books and activities to keep them busy and warm.
Dolphin Tale 2 is the movie on Monday, January 19, at 1:15 PM. The team of people who saved Winter’s life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother’s passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.
On Tuesday, January 20 at 9 AM, get computer assistance during Computer Tech Time. This program is for anyone who needs help on the computer. The LearningExpress program is available through the library. Please register to attend.
The Kid’s Wild About Books Club is on Wednesday, January 21, at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Kate DiCamillo book before the discussion.
Borrow your e-Books and audio books from the library through the NEIBORS program. Click the NEIBORS link on our website, www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, and browse the NEIBORS library. E-Books and audio books are loaned for two weeks at no cost to you.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 24, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Merry Christmas from Hawkins Memorial Library. May your holiday be safe, healthy, and joyous.

Adopt a Book at the library this Christmas. Choose a children’s book tag from our tree, purchase the book, and then receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book. This would make a wonderful memorial or a special gift in honor of the person who seems to have everything.
Pick up Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers while you grab your books and movies. The library has candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, book letters, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase.
On Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, the library will be closed for the Christmas holiday.
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas is the 1:15 PM family movie on Monday, December 29. This Christmas themed, three-part video, includes “Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas,” “A Very Goofy Christmas,”, and “Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi.”
Fun and Fancy Free is showing on Tuesday, December 30, at 1:15 PM. Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.
At 1:15 PM on Wednesday, December 31, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas is the family movie playing. This is a charming sequel to Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.
The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 31, for New Year’s Eve, and remain closed on Thursday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.
The Disney version of Tarzan is the 1:15 PM family movie on Friday, January 2. A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Hawkins’ Happenings – December 17, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Thursday, December 18, 10:30 AM, Santa is the topic for Preschool Story Time. The Jolly Old Elf will be in for a visit and story.
Fortune Hunter, by Daisy Goodwin, is the December 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. Hurry and get a copy of this book and join the group.
The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25.
Story Time will not be held on Thursday, December 25, or Thursday, January 1, due to Christmas break. Preschoolers can join us again on January 8.
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas is the 1:15 PM family movie on Monday, December 29. This Christmas themed, three-part video, includes “Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas”, “A Very Goofy Christmas”, and “Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi”.
Fun and Fancy Free is showing on Tuesday, December 30, at 1:15 PM. Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.
At 1:15 PM on Wednesday, December 31, Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas is the family movie playing. This is a charming sequel to Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas.
The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, December 31, for New Year’s Eve, and remain closed on Thursday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.
The Disney version of Tarzan is the 1:15 PM family movie on Friday, January 2. A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.
Help us empty the tags from the Adopt a Book tree. Choose a children’s book, purchase it, and then receive recognition for your donation with a bookplate placed in that book.