Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 13, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

We would love to see you reading in the library in May for Get Caught Reading Month. Books, magazines, and newspapers are available.
On Thursday, May 14, 10:30 AM, preschoolers will be thrilled with wild animals when we visit the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum for Story Time.
At Hawkins Handcrafters you can work on your knitting, crocheting, quilting, jewelry, sewing, stamping or other handwork of your choice, from 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, May 14.
As part of Financial Literacy Month, DASH for the STASH is taking place until May 15. Players gather information and leave answers to quiz questions using a computer. Iowa’s winner will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an IRA. This contest works much like a scavenger hunt.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the Monday, May 18, 1 PM book discussion selection for adults. This novel is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. Henry and Keiko are an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.
Bucky, the Waterloo Buck’s mascot, is visiting Story Time on Thursday, May 21, 10:30 AM, when preschoolers read about baseball and summer fun. This is the last story time of the school year.
Plan ahead for your Memorial Day weekend reading and movie viewing. The library will be closed for the holiday on Monday, May 25.
All sale hardcover and paperback books are only $6.00 a bag during May. Many books are like new with no library markings.
Mark your calendars for 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.

Hawkins’ Happenings – May 6, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

May is Get Caught Reading Month, so you just might receive a reward when we catch you reading in the library in May.
DASH for the STASH, a contest working much like a scavenger hunt, is taking place until May 15, as part of Financial Literacy Month. To participate players gather information and leave answers to quiz questions using a computer. Iowa’s winner will be awarded $1,000 to open or add to an IRA.
Design a special Mother’s Day card for your dear mom or grandma Wednesday, May 6 through Saturday, May 9. Choose decorations, stamps, and embellishments to create a treasured keepsake.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 AM. Children will hear stories about mothers and make a charming gift.
There is plenty of coffee each week at Monday morning coffee time, so consider joining us. Drop in at 8 AM.
Second and third graders should stop in for the Reading is Fun Book Club on Tuesday, May 12 at 4 PM. Join this chapter book chat and do a fun activity.
Preschoolers will be thrilled with wild animals when we visit the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum for Story Time on Thursday, May 14, 10:30 AM.
Work on your knitting, crocheting, quilting, jewelry, sewing, or other handwork of your choice on Thursday, May 14, from 1 to 3 PM at Hawkins Handcrafters.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the Monday, May 18, 1 PM book discussion selection for adults. This novel is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. Henry and Keiko are an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart. We have a book waiting for you.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 29, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket. Make baskets Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1, and be prepared for May Day.
Preschoolers love the zoo and the animals they see there. Bring your child in to take a Story Time reading trip to the zoo on Thursday, April 30, at 10:30 AM.
May is Get Caught Reading Month and the library loves readers. So… if you get caught reading at the library in May we have a reward for you!
Kids create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces at LEGORAMA on Tuesday, May 5. Don’t forget to register for this fun hands-on building program held from 4 to 5 PM. For ages 3 years and older.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is showing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, May 6. Animal fairy Fawn befriends the mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. When the Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home Fawn hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.
There will be decorations, stamps, and embellishments to choose to use when you design a special Mother’s Day card for your adored parent from Wednesday, May 6 through Saturday, May 9. Remember grandmothers too!
At Story Time on Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 AM preschoolers will read about mothers, and make something special to give to their mom for Mother’s Day.
Reading is Fun, for second and third graders, is on Tuesday, May 12, at 4 PM. Join the chapter book chat and do a fun activity.
During spring cleaning please remember that the library could use a few things: T-shirts with a blank front or back, card tables, craft supplies, DVDs, recent books and children’s books, table cloths, games, puzzles, holiday and seasonal decorations, and LEGO and DUPLO blocks.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 AM. Children will read about taking care of the planet and learn what being green means.
Do whatever handwork you like from 1 to 3 PM, Thursday, April 23, at Hawkins Handcrafters.
Discuss the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, on Monday, April 27, at 1 PM. This title is the April book discussion group selection. If you have read this book you are welcome to join the discussion.
The last Kid’s Wild About Books Club for this school year features great books by author James Patterson. This group talks on Wednesday, April 29, at 3:45 PM.
A tisket, a tasket, come create a May Day basket. Make baskets Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1, and be prepared for May Day.
Visit the zoo at Story Time! We all love the zoo and the animals we see, so take this easy reading trip with your preschooler on Thursday, April 30, at 10:30 AM.
LEGORAMA is coming again on Tuesday, May 5. Don’t forget to register for this fun hands-on building program held from 4 to 5 PM. Kids create with bins of new and exciting LEGO pieces. For ages 3 years and older.
Tinker Bell And The Legend Of The NeverBeast is showing at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, May 6. Animal fairy Fawn befriends the mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tinkerbell and her friends aren’t so sure about the NeverBeast, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.
Sometimes a little light reading is just the thing. Remember there are more than 60 different magazines in the library to borrow – anything from cooking, Iowa, crafts, nature, fashion, science, and more. Magazines are loaned for one week at no charge.

Hawkins’ Happenings – April 8, 2015

By Jolene Kronschnabel

It will be a monstrous Story Time on Thursday, April 9. Preschoolers are reading entertaining and silly monster stories at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, April 9, from 1 to 3 PM. Take a little time for your handwork and yourself by joining this group.
You are invited to visit and explore the library to discover the many free services offered locally. Hawkins Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting an open house April 13-18, and with a special presentation on Monday, April 13 at 9:30 AM: Autism…A New Word in Our Vocabulary, by Clarice and Robert Burkgren. Hear the story of how autism has impacted the life of the Burkgrens and that of their daughter, Beth. Clarice will also be sharing her book, Autism, A New Word in Our Vocabulary and the 35 Year History of Iowa Society for Autistic Children and the Autism Society of Iowa. April is National Autism Awareness Month.
Tuesday, April 14 is National Library Workers Day. Please, thank your librarians!
The Reading is Fun Book Club chats on Tuesday, April 14, at 4 PM. Any 2nd or 3rd grader can join in to share about a recently read chapter book.
Story Time is going to the dogs! Preschoolers will have a dog gone good time reading about these beloved pets on Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 AM.
Into the Woods is the 1:15 PM flick on Wednesday, April 22. A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family.
Check out our sale shelves for great books that are only $.25 each during April. This sale applies to authors with last names beginning with P, Q, and R.