Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 1, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel
Fall has arrived, and at Story Time at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 2, we will have autumn fun for preschoolers to celebrate the change in seasons.
Toy Story of Terror is the movie on Wednesday, October 8, 1:15 PM. While on a road trip, an unexpected event leads the toys to a roadside motel. After one toy goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious, monstrous, and terrifying sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate. Popcorn comes with the movie.
For Fire Prevention Week, preschoolers will learn and practice fire safety at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fire Station with a fireman. This Story Time adventure is on Thursday, October 9.
Hawkins Handcrafters meet on Thursday, October 9, 1-3 PM.
Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, October 14, at 3:45 PM, will discuss writings by Roald Dahl. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one of the Roald Dahl books before the discussion date.
An open house will be held on Thursday, October 16, during library hours to recognize Paint Iowa Beautiful, Diamond Vogel, and Keep Iowa Beautiful for a grant that helped supply the library with paint to freshen its interior. You are invited for a visit to ooh and aah over our clean and warm looking walls.
Chocolate treats will be given out at the library for the annual Chamber of Commerce Chocolate Walk on Thursday, October 16. Collect chocolate that evening from 5:30 to 8 PM.
Call the library to register for a computer class. Our Basic Computer Class is on Monday, October 20, 4:30 PM, or come to our Tech Time Class, Tuesday, October 21, 9 AM, to get computer help and learn specific programs using LearningExpress. October is Computer Learning Month.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 24, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

This is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Judge the content of questionable books for yourself by checking out banned and challenged books from our display. Read freely!
UHS football players and cheerleaders will read to children at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 25. Preschoolers can practice throwing a football and learn a cheer to celebrate Union’s Homecoming during Story Time. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show their Union spirit. Don’t miss the excitement.
Bring a project you are working on and join other handcrafters at the library for a time of work and conversation at Hawkins’ Handcrafters on Thursday, September 25, from 1 to 3 PM.
Preschool Story Time on Thursday, October 2 will have everyone thinking fall. Join us for lots of autumn fun at 10:30 AM.
The movie Toy Story of Terror shows on Wednesday, October 8, 1:15 PM. While on a road trip, an unexpected event leads the toys to a roadside motel. After one toy goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious, monstrous, and terrifying sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate. Popcorn comes with the movie.
Fire Prevention Week starts on October 5. Learn and practice fire safety with a fireman at Preschool Story Time that Thursday, October 9.
Books written by Roald Dahl are the discussion selection for the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, October 14, at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register at the library, and check out and read at least one of the Roald Dahl books before the discussion date.
Make sure you mark your calendars for the annual Chamber of Commerce Chocolate Walk on Thursday, October 16. The library will have treats.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 17, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

On Thursday, September 18, at 10:30 AM, preschoolers will read about drawing and view art by cartoonist Herb Hake when Story Time takes a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum. Tag along on this reading and learning adventure.
For Bargains on the Bricks, Saturday, September 20, 10 AM to 5 PM, the library will be on Main Street fundraising. Don’t miss our gift items, bake sale, book sale, caramel corn, and more. Sale books are $6 a bag.
Visit our booth, and support your library by buying baked goods and other treats on Sunday, September 21, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fall Festival.
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is the September 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, is September 21 – 27. Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.
The school early out flick at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 24, is DisneyNature Bears. This movie is a documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons.
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. From July 2013 through June 2014 patrons using Hawkins Memorial Library saved $400,000 by borrowing items instead of purchasing them. A library card is the smartest card. Get it and use it at your library.
At 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 25, preschoolers are celebrating Union Homecoming during Story Time. UHS football players and cheerleaders will read to children, practice throwing a football, and teach a cheer. And everyone will be decorating the sidewalk to show our Union spirit
From 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 25, Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet. Grab any type of craft or handwork and join others at the library for conversation and inspiration.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 10, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Preschoolers will read books about books at 10:30 AM at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, September 11. Bring the kids for lots of reading and activities.
Register now for the Kindle class on Wednesday, September 17, at 6 PM. Learn how to borrow eBooks on your Kindle through our NEIBORS program. Then you will be ready for Read an eBook Day on September 18. Class size is limited.
Story Time takes a field trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum on Thursday, September 18, to read about one-room schoolhouses. Tag along on this historical reading and learning adventure.
The library will be out in full fundraising force for Bargains on the Bricks, Saturday, September 20. Don’t miss our gift items, bake sale, book sale, caramel corn, and more.
Fundraising continues on Sunday, September 21, at the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum Fall Festival. Visit our booth for baked goods and other treats for sale.
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is the September 22, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”. Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men – Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication – whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join the discussion.
Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, is September 21–27. Check out banned and challenged books from our display, read freely, and judge the content for yourself.
DisneyNature Bears is the school early out flick at 1:15 PM on Wednesday, September 24. This movie is a documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Stop for popcorn and entertainment.
Sale books are $6 a bag during the month of September.
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. Americans check out an average of more than seven books each year and only spend $33 a year for the public library. From July 2013 through June 2014 patrons using Hawkins Memorial Library saved $400,000 by borrowing items instead of purchasing them. A library card is the smartest card. Get it and use it at your library.

Hawkins’ Happenings – September 3, 2014

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month. Did you know there are more than 2 million registered borrowers in Iowa public libraries and that 68% of Iowans are registered cardholders? If you are not already a library patron, come in, sign-up, and start using your library. We have a lot to offer – for free.
Preschoolers will learn about using their library at Story Time on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 10:30 AM. Youngsters are invited to Preschool Story Time each week for stories, activities, and crafts on Thursday mornings during the school year. Bring your preschooler for this fun and free program.
Read a Book Day is September 6. Reading is a great lifetime hobby and it offers so many positive attributes. It’s relaxing and therapeutic. It’s educational. And it’s entertaining. If you have young children, or elderly people in your home, take the time to read a book to them today. This is a wonderful time to bond and it creates pleasant, lasting memories.
Join us at the library to hear Author Linda McCann speak about her new book, Prohibition in Eastern Iowa, on Tuesday, September 9, at 6 PM. It will be a great evening full of interesting tales as Linda shares stories that tell how the normal person was swept up into the prohibition craziness.
On Wednesday, September 10, at 1:15 PM, A Bug’s Life is the early out movie. A misfit ant, looking for “warriors” to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.
There is no better place to read about books than a library! And that’s what’s happening at 10:30 AM at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, September 11. Bring the kids for lots of reading and activities.
From 1 to 3 PM on Thursday, September 11, Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet. Grab any type of craft or handwork and join others at the library for conversation and inspiration.
In observance of Read an eBook Day, the library is holding a Kindle class on Wednesday, September 17, at 6 PM. Register now, then join us that evening to learn how to borrow eBooks on your Kindle through our NEIBORS program. Class size is limited.