Category Archives: Hawkins’ Happenings

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 12, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Join the Story Time adventure when kids travel to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to read books and explore the corn display. It will definitely be a corny program for preschoolers on November 13, at 10:30 AM.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet just once this month on Thursday, November 13, from 1 to 3 PM, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Computer Tech Time is Tuesday, November 18, at 9 AM. Get computer help and choose a program to learn using LearningExpress, available on the library website. Please register for this session.
On Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM, writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Stories and activities with turkeys and pilgrims will create holiday happiness for preschoolers on Thursday, November 20, at 10:30 AM, when they read about Thanksgiving at Story Time.
The Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel, is a novel of awesome beauty and power, sharing a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Pick up a copy of this book at the library for the November 24, 1 PM book club discussion.
Seasonal Thanksgiving crafts can be made Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24-26, at the library.
Hawkins Memorial Library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 26, and all day on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will open again at 9 AM on Saturday, November 29.
Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during November. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Think about Christmas shopping at the library. We have candles, wax melts, magnets, bookmarks, book letters, album bowls, and hand-stamped cards for purchase. Buy locally and support your library!
In November, sale books by authors with D, E, or F last names, are buy one, get one free.

Hawkins’ Happenings – November 5, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel

Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
Children will read about pumpkins and pies at Story Time on November 6. It will be a pumpkiny morning for preschoolers who join us at 10:30 AM.
Register your 2nd or 3rd grader for the Reading is Fun Book Club. This group meets on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM. Kids read and share a book of their choice, then meet monthly to tell about one chapter book.
Hurry to order your fresh greenery for the holidays! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 12, with pickup beginning Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the library.
It will be a corny program for preschoolers at Story Time on November 13. This adventure includes a trip to the La Porte City FFA Historical & Ag Museum to read books about corn.
Hawkins’ Handcrafters meet on Thursday, November 13, from 1-3 PM. Bring any project you are working on and join other creative people at the library. We love show and tell!
Computer Tech Time is on Tuesday, November 18, at 9 AM. Get computer help and learn specific programs using LearningExpress, available through the library. Please register if you plan to attend.
Writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older should register and read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion.
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel is the November 24, 1 PM book club discussion selection. This is a novel of awesome beauty and power, sharing a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join a lively discussion.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 29, 2014

By Jolene Kronschanbel

Halloween craft projects are available all day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, October 29 – 31. Kids can creep into the library to create festive Halloween bags, spiders and webs, skeletons, and to master puzzles.
There will be excitement downtown at the annual Story Time Trick-or-Treating event on Thursday, October 30. At 10:30 AM adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to businesses and trade a trick for a treat.
Costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween. The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31.
Bring non-perishable food and personal care items to the library to pay fines during the month of November. Your fine total will be reduced by $3.00 for each item brought in during Food For Fines Month. Distribution of donated goods will be local through The Lord’s Food Pantry.
The Reading is Fun Book Club meets on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM. Kids read and share a book of their choice then meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Register your 2nd or 3rd grader at the library.
Writings by Gordon Korman will be discussed at the Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. The order deadline is November 12, with pickup beginning Nov. 30. All proceeds benefit the library.
In November, sale books by authors with D, E, or F last names, are buy one, get one free. Scour our selection on the shelves for these bargains.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 22, 2014

By Jolene Kronschnabel
We will howl about Halloween at Preschool Story Time on Thursday, October 23, at 10:30 AM. Children can delight in stories and activities for the upcoming holiday and have a spooky good time on Thursday morning.
Bring any craft project you are working on; knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc., and join other crafty people at the library for Hawkins’ Handcrafters. This group meets on Thursday, October 23, from 1 to 3 PM.
Kids can creep into the library to create Halloween crafts on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, October 29 – 31. Craft projects will be available all day.
On October 30, at 10:30 AM, adorable costumed preschoolers will parade to La Porte City businesses and trade a trick for a treat for Story Time Trick-or-Treating. We will march through downtown rain or shine.
The library is welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Thursday, October 31. From 3 to 6 PM, costume clad kids get a treat when they stop in the library on Halloween.
Get your 2nd or 3rd grader in the Reading is Fun Book Club. Readers meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Kids read and share a book of their choice. This group will meet on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM for their first discussion. Register at the library.
Kid’s Wild About Books Club on Tuesday, November, 18 at 3:45 PM, will discuss writings by Gordon Korman. Kids age 4th grade and older can register at the library and should read at least one Gordon Korman book before the discussion date.
Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased from Hawkins Memorial Library. Pickup starts Nov. 30, and proceeds benefit the library. Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally!
Patrons can renew their borrowed books, magazines, and DVDs online. Visit www.laportecity.lib.ia.us, click the catalog tab, and log into your account using your patron and telephone numbers. Update your email and phone number here, view a list of items checked out, and renew, reserve, or bookmark materials. You can also choose to receive warning, overdue, and reserve notices by text or email.

Hawkins’ Happenings – October 15, 2014

By Jolene Knroschnabel

It will be a delicious Story Time on Thursday, October 16, at 10:30 AM when preschoolers read about, eat, and do apple activities.

Please stop for our open house from 1 to 8 PM on Thursday, October 16, to view the recently painted library interior, and to recognize Paint Iowa Beautiful, Diamond Vogel, and Keep Iowa Beautiful for a grant that helped supply the library with paint.

Chocolate treats will be shared during the annual Chamber of Commerce Chocolate Walk on Thursday, October 16. Collect yummy chocolate at the library from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Stout, is the October 20, 1 PM book club discussion selection. Pick up a copy of this book at the library and join the group.

October is Computer Learning Month. Sign up to participate in a basic computer use class for Windows, scheduled for Monday, October 20, 4:30 PM. Register at the library.

Computer Tech Time is on Tuesday, October 21, at 9 AM. Get computer help and learn specific programs using LearningExpress, available through the library.

Casper is the perfect Halloween movie for an early school out on Wednesday, October 22, at 1:15 PM. A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Children will read Halloween stories at Story Time on Thursday, October 23.

There’s a great deal on sale books by authors with last names beginning with A, B and C during the month of October. They are a meager $.25! Support the library.

Get your 2nd or 3rd grader in the Reading is Fun Book Club. Readers meet monthly to tell about one chapter book they have recently read. Kids read and share a book of their choice, and don’t have to read books they aren’t interested in. This group will meet on Thursday, November 6, at 4 PM for their first discussion. Register at the library.

Order your fresh greenery for the holidays locally! Decorated Wreaths, 25’ outdoor garland, and wreath door hangers can be purchased now, for pickup staring Nov. 30. Proceeds benefit Hawkins Memorial Library.