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eBooks and Audiobooks

BridgesCheck out and download ebooks and audiobooks for free with Bridges - Iowa's eLibrary! There are over 4,500 ebooks and 3,500 audiobooks available with new titles added all the time. Check out up to 3 titles at a time with your library card. Items are automatically returned when the checkout period has expired so there are never any overdue fines to worry about. Call or stop in the library if you have any questions.

LearningExpress Library

Learning Express 3LearningExpress Library is an interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources available to empower people for job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. More than a database, LearningExpress Library helps entire communities jumpstart careers and education. Additional features of LearningExpress include Job & Career Accelerator, software tutorials, and introductory training courses on how to use a computer, search the internet and take advantage of social networking.

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magic-hat.jpgHawkins Memorial Library is hosting a Magic Show on Saturday, June 18, at 1:00 PM. Comedy Magician Rick Eugene uses the audience throughout the show providing comical entertainment and magic together.  Whether you’re a child or an adult you had better watch close, because 1, 2, 3 and it’s gone.

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Ronald McDonald is visiting on Friday, June 24 at 2:00 PM. Ronald McDonald, clown mascot for the McDonald’s fast food chain, visits the library to share his magic, silliness, juggling, music, promote reading, and have fun and laughter with all who attend. Children of all ages and their families are invited.

Preschool Story TimeJoin us for Preschool Story Time on Thursday mornings at 10:30 AM during the school year. Children enjoy reading books, singing songs, playing games and creating crafts that follow a weekly theme.

LEGORAMA! our Lego building session encourages participants to build creative themed structures that we love to display for everyone to see. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.



EBSCOhost Online Research Databases Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, government, school, and more.

Book  ClubDo you enjoy reading a wide variety of books and discussing them with others? Our Book Club is the fourth Monday each month at 1 PM. Stop in the library to pick of a copy of the current book selection.

You are invited to Color and Connect, our monthly coloring program for adults. Reduce stress, be creative and make friends. Check our upcoming events calendar for the next scheduled date.

Color and Connect

Hawkins HandcraftersHawkins Handcrafters meet twice monthly from 1:00 to 3:00 PM the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Bring any handwork or hobby you are working on and join other crafty people to chat and be creative.

Monday Morning CoffeeMonday morning is perfect for coffee at the library with your pals. Join us at 8 AM. And no charge for the coffee.

Did you know that we show movies at the library? Popular flicks are played every Wednesday afternoon during the summer and on early out days throughout the school year. And we serve fresh popcorn. Check our upcoming events calendar for dates.


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